Blazers earned third-consecutive NCAA bid in 2012
Blazer duo earns second-career NFCA All-Region Honors
UAB one of three C-USA schools that landed two selections
Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
AS A SENIOR (2012)
Named to the NFCA Division I All-Region First Team ... All-Conference USA First Team selection ... started all 59 games behind the plate ... led the team with a .348 batting average, 100 total bases, 27 walks, a .610 slugging percentage and a .443 on-base percentage ... ranks second on the squad in hits (57), RBI (36) and home runs (11) ... blasted a grand slam vs. Kentucky (3/18) ... named to the Kentucky All-Tournament team ... tallied 20 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... registered two two-home run games in league play ... broke the UAB career home run record and career RBI record ... led C-USA in overall chances (457), putouts (402) and in caught stealing by catchers (24) ... made 204 consecutive career starts and played in all 231 career games, starting in 229 ... selected to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and received the league's Academic Medal.
AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team ... started all 58 games behind the plate for the Blazers ... owned a .242 batting average on the year and knocked in 20 runs ... her 29 walks were tops on the team and third-best in the league ... selected as C-USA Hitter of the week (3/14) after posting a pair of key home runs as the Blazers swept a three-game series at then-No. 25 Houston ... tallied the third-most putouts (412) and tied first in runners caught stealing (17) in the league ... named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team ... selected to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's Academic Medal.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region First Team for the Mideast Region ... first-team All-Conference USA selection ... finished the 2010 season ranked third in C-USA with 44 RBI ... tied for fourth with 61 hits ... ranked sixth in batting average (.343) and on-base percentage (.432) ... tied for sixth with 100 total bases ... ranked 10th in slugging percentage (.562) and home runs (10) ... set a new UAB single-season RBI record with 44 during the 2010 season ... recorded 15 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games ... named to Mississippi State Bulldog Classic All-Tournament Team ... tabbed a 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Softball Second Team honoree ... selected to the C-USA All-Academic Team (2010) ... C-USA Academic Medal recipient ... C-USA Spring Spirit of Service Award winner ... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Started 53 games at catcher and designated player ... hit .225 for the season with seven doubles and home runs ... was third on the team with 26 RBI ... named C-USA Hitter of the Week (3/2) after registering two multi-hit games and going 6-for-8 (.750) with three home runs, two doubles, seven RBI and seven runs scored in wins over Alabama State, Northern Illinois and Alabama A&M ... hit two thee-run home runs in win over Memphis (4/28) ... earned the 2009 C-USA Academic Medal ... listed on the 2009 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... 2008-09 NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete ... received UAB's Presidential Honors (4.0 GPA) for both semesters.
Was an all-state catcher at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala. ... named a Class 2A All-State catcher by the ASWA and a Super All-Metro catcher by the Huntsville Times in 2007 and 2008... was her high school's MVP her junior season ... a four-time all-area player ... was dubbed class 1A-4A All-Metro player of the year ... listed fifth in the AHSAA record book for doubles in a career ... member of the National Honor Society and 2007 Birmingham News All-Academic Team.
Full name is Amanda Nicole Lowman ... born April 23, 1990 in Huntsville, Ala. ... daughter of Alan and Sarah Lowman ... has two brothers, Grady and Grant ... majoring in secondary education with a focus in math.