Women’s Eight

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.

Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center

Began Rowing: Oakland Catholic High School, 2002

Date of Birth: 1986

Height: 5’11” 

Weight: 175

High School: Oakland Catholic High School, 2004

Undergraduate Education: University of Notre Dame, Biochemistry, 2008

Occupation: Curator

Employer: Morven Museum and Gardens

Training Location: Princeton, N.J.

Current Coach: Tom Terhaar

Years on National Team: Five – 2004, Junior; 2008, Under 23; 2009-11, Senior

International Results: Won gold in the eight at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won the Remenham Challenge Cup and set the course record at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Finished fourth in the pair at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich...Won gold in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2010 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Took silver in the four at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the eight at the 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Finished seventh in the eight at the 2004 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results: Finished second in the pair at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished third in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Finished second in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished second in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1…Finished second in the championship eight at the 2009 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won the four at the 2009 World Championships Trials…Took silver in the eight at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Won gold in the varsity eight at the 2008 Big East Conference Championships… Placed third in the varsity eight at the 2007 Central-South Region Championships…Won gold in the varsity eight at the 2007 Big East Conference Championships… Placed seventh in the varsity eight at the 2006 NCAA National Rowing Championships…Won gold in the varsity eight at the 2006 Central-South Region Championships…Won gold in the varsity eight at the 2006 Big East Conference Championships… Placed second in the varsity eight at the 2005 Big East Conference.

Personal: Amanda was selected as a DI First-Team All-American from 2006-08 and a Second-Team All-American in 2005…She was named CRCA First-Team All-Central Region from 2006-08…Amanda was named first-team CRCA All-Region in 2005…She was a 2005 Big East Academic All-Star…Amanda lists her most memorable sporting achievements as being a part of the first NCAA team bid in the history of Notre Dame women’s rowing and as placing first in the varsity eight at the South-Central Region Championships in 2006.