|Amanda Allen - 23
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
Saw action in 54 games in 2009 ... posted a .283 batting average as clean-up hitter... led the team with 37 RBI and.533 slugging percentage ... recorded 43 hits, seven doubles and a team-high 10 homeruns this season, including a three-run, walk-off home run against No. 19 LSU at the Hawaii Paradise Classic (2/7) ... hit two two-run home runs against Memphis in the first game of the 2009 C-USA Softball Championship ... led the team with 11 multiple-RBI games.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Played in 42 games, starting in 32 of them ... set UAB single-season record for most hit by pitches (21) ... hit .120 with nine hits in 72 at-bats ... hit two home runs and drove in seven runs ... collected two doubles and walked seven times ... had one outfield assist.
A major offensive threat out of Clay-Chalkville High School ... three-time member of Birmingham News Super All-State team ... three-time honoree of Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Super Team ... four times named to the ASWA All-State team ... three-time member of The Birmingham News 6A All-State team, All-Metro and 6A Metro teams ... The Birmingham News' Northeast Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... runner-up her sophomore year ... named the 2006 and 2007 Jefferson County's Most Outstanding Player by the Birmingham Kiwanis Club ... 2006 North/South All-Star Team ... received eight all-tournament team honors, including three tournament MVP awards and one best offensive player award ... as a freshman, named to the Class 6A State Championship All-Tournament team ... three times led the state of Alabama in home runs ... three times named her high school's offensive player of the year ... earned four varsity letters ... 2002 Dixie Youth World Series MVP.
Full name is Amanda Marie Allen ... born Aug. 3, 1989 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Linda and Gary Allen ... has a brother, Kris ... goes by the nickname Fire ... majoring in health related professions with an emphasis in respiratory therapy.