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Amanda Louise Freed (born December 26, 1979) is an American softball coach and former pitcher.

Amanda Freed
Biographical details
Born (1979-12-26) December 26, 1979 (age 39)
Fountain Valley, California
Playing career
1999–2002UCLA
2005–2007Texas/Rockford Thunder
2008Chicago Bandits
2008Denso
Position(s)Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008Virginia
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards
  • 2× first-team NFCA All-American (1999, 2002)
  • 4× first-team All-Pac-10 (1999–2002)

Early life and college careerEdit

Born in Fountain Valley, California and raised in nearby Cypress, Freed went to Pacifica High School in Garden Grove. As a pitcher in high school, Amanda won numerous awards, including the Gatorade National Female Athlete of the Year (For all women in all sports). As a senior in high school, Freed was rank the top pitcher in the world and even threw 5 perfect games.

As the top softball recruit in 1998, Freed decided to attend UCLA where she played for the UCLA Bruins softball team from 1999 to 2002.[1] To this day (2018) Freed stats at UCLA are impressive. Freed holds records in the top 10 for eight categories of pitching and eight categories of hitting.

College statisticsEdit

[2][3][4][5]

YEAR G AB R H BA RBI HR 3B 2B TB SLG BB SO SB SBA
1999 69 227 50 81 .357 21 1 1 12 98 .431% 12 29 9 10
2000 58 179 35 56 .313 19 2 3 15 83 .463% 18 30 13 17
2001 59 200 45 63 .315 27 3 3 9 87 .467% 22 24 16 18
2002 64 210 52 62 .295 31 1 4 14 86 .409% 20 15 13 13
TOTALS 250 816 182 262 .321 98 7 11 50 354 .435% 72 98 51 58
YEAR W L GP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
1999 27 4 35 32 31 15 3 211.2 124 37 29 63 187 0.96 0.88
2000 28 8 38 32 27 12 0 234.2 136 52 42 96 246 1.25 0.99
2001 21 4 27 25 17 11 1 152.0 70 15 10 28 157 0.46 0.64
2002 21 4 27 27 22 9 0 165.1 88 31 22 47 170 0.93 0.82
TOTALS 97 20 127 116 97 47 4 763.2 418 135 103 234 760 0.94 0.85

International playing careerEdit

Freed played for a number of years as part of the for the United States women's national softball team , winning gold at the Canadian Cup and World Cup in 2002, the team won gold at 2003 Pan American Games, 2004 Summer Olympics, and 2006 World Cup of Softball.[6] Amanda was also an alternate at the 2000 Olympics, where the team won gold.

Professional playing careerEdit

From 2005 to 2008, Freed played for National Pro Fastpitch, first with the Texas (later Rockford) Thunder from 2005 to 2007 then with the Chicago Bandits Cowles Cup championship team in 2008.[7]

Post-playing careerEdit

In 2008, Freed was an assistant coach at Virginia under Eileen Schmidt.[8]

In 2009, Freed was a personal trainer for Reese Witherspoon during filming for the movie How Do You Know, in which Witherspoon played a softball player.[9]

Freed later became a softball color commentator for FSW, ESPN and Pac-12 Network.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amanda Freed". UCLABruins.com. UCLA. Archived from the original on 2002-12-17. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  2. ^ "Final 1999 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  3. ^ "Final 2000 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  4. ^ "Final 2001 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  5. ^ "Archived Team-By-Team Final Statistics". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  6. ^ a b http://pac-12.com/content/pac-12-networks-air-personalities#amandafreed
  7. ^ https://npf.805stats.com/player.php?id=21019
  8. ^ "Amanda Freed Named Assistant Softball Coach". University of Virginia. September 11, 2007. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Smith, Marcia C. (December 14, 2010). "O.C.'s Amanda Freed gives Reese Witherspoon game". Orange County Register. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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