FRESHMAN SEASON (2003): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... led the Blazers with a .294 batting average and a .384 on-base percentage against conference opponents ... ranked third on the team in on-base percentage (.340) ... placed fifth on the team in assists (48) ... played in 40 of the Blazers' 56 games and started in 34 ... posted a stellar .350 batting average when leading off an inning ... achieved an impressive .429 success rate when attempting to advance base-runners throughout the season ... turned in a .556 batting average and added a double and a .667 slugging percentage in a three-game series sweep against C-USA rival Charlotte ... member of the 2003 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL (1999-02): Attended Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Wash. ... received nine varsity letters in softball, volleyball and basketball ... named Most Improved Player as a freshman, MVP as a sophomore and team captain as a senior ... earned Clark County Honorable Mention accolades for two years ... named first-team all-league for the Greater Saint Helen's district as a senior ... member of the Aphis Ready Mix ASA team that won the 2000 regional championship ... placed fifth at the high school state tournament ... member of the National Honor Society ... earned the Army Scholar Athlete award and Senior Girl of the Year award.
PERSONAL: Full name is Amanda Jane Byrne ... born on Jan. 24, 1984, in Mesa, Ariz. ... majoring in criminal justice ... parents are Joseph and Donna Byrne ... has two younger sisters, Alison (18) and Ashleigh (16).
Favorite Movies: Sleepless in Seattle and The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Food: Salmon with homemade mashed potatoes
Favorite internet Web site: www.cnn.com
Favorite Musical Groups: The Beatles and Styx
Person I would most like to meet: Jon Stewart from the Daily Show