Amanda Peterson - 2
Amanda Peterson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Homewood, Ala.

High School:
Homewood HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L


Junior Year (2009-10): Set a school single-season record with 83 3-pointers ... moved into second on the school's 3-point list with 216 treys ... her 216 career treys also rank fifth in the C-USA record book ... hit a C-USA Championship record eight 3-pointers, matching her career-best, and scored a season-high 26 points against No. 2 seed Houston in the semifinals ... also had a season-high seven rebounds against Houston ... Scored 21 points against Virginia Tech, including six 3-pointers ... followed that performance with 17 points and five 3-pointers against UT Arlington ... hit all four free throws that decided the win over Southern Miss ... had her 40th career double-digit game with 17 at East Carolina ... matched her then-season high with 21 points at Marshall, knocking down seven treys ... knocked down her 195th trey at UTEP to move into second place in school history ... hit her 200th career 3-pointer against East Carolina.

Sophomore Year (2008-09): Continued her success on the court during her sophomore campaign, averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game ... starting in all 30 outings, she served as UAB's top three-point shooter for the second straight year, sinking 71-of-210 (.338) from beyond the arc ... her 71 treys ranks third in the Blazer record books for most three-point field goals made in a season, while her 210 attempts fell just one shy of tying the single-season school record in that category ... scored in double figures 16 times, including reaching the 20-point mark on three occasions ... tallied a career-high 28 points against Tulsa by going 10-of-18 from the field and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc ... her eight three's against the Golden Hurricane tied for the most treys made in C-USA that season, is tied for second in C-USA history and fell just one short of the UAB record of nine three-pointers made in a game ... in the season opener versus Stetson, she nabbed the first double-double of her career with 15 points and 15 boards ... named the team's Best Conditioned Athlete at the end-of-the-year banquet ... earned a spot on the C-USA All-Academic team at season's end ... also listed on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and awarded the league's Academic Medal.

Freshman Year (2007-08): Had a standout freshman season, earning Conference USA's Sixth Player of the Year honors at season's end ... also nabbed a spot on the league's All-Freshman team ... averaged 8.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while playing in all 30 contests for the Blazers ... had 17 double-digit scoring games, including a streak of 13 consecutive ... scored a career-high 18 points at Tulane ... was UAB's top three-point threat, hitting 62-of-175 (.354) from beyond the arc ... her 62 treys were the fifth most three-point field goals made in a season in Blazer history, while her 175 attempts rank eighth in the UAB record books ... was also efficient from the free throw line, making 38-of-49 (.776), which ranks fourth in the school record books ... honored as the team's Newcomer of the Year and Best Conditioned Athlete ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: A five-year letterwinner at Homewood High School for head coach Nivada Spurlock ... earned all-metro honorable mention as a sophomore, second-team as a junior and first-team accolades during her senior year ... was all-state honorable mention for three consecutive years ... also nominated for McDonald's All-American ... was awarded the Bryant Jordan Scholar-Athlete honor, as well as the Wendy's High School Heisman ... was also a standout in the classroom, graduating with honors with a 4.0 gpa ... a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society and the physics team ... also competed in cross country for the Patriots.

Personal: Full name is Amanda Jean Peterson ... born on December 3, 1988 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Chris and Janice Peterson ... majoring in exercise science.

 
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