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Amanda Dowdy - About Me


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Amanda Dowdy - About Me


MEET AMANDA

CURRENT PARTNER
Irene Pollock

STRENGTH COACH
Cornell Jenkins


Amanda Dowdy was born on May 5, 1990, in Leander, Texas. The daughter of Sam and Rhonda Dowdy, she grew up the youngest of four siblings (brothers Sam and Dan, sister Michelle).

Amanda graduated from Lexington High School in Lexington, Texas, before attending Texas Tech University. During her collegiate years as a Red Raider, Amanda was a two-time All Big-12 recipient and solidified her name in Tech’s record books as the career kills leader (rally scoring era) and single match kills record holder (all eras).

After graduating from Tech in 2012, Amanda went on to compete internationally in Germany and Puerto Rico before stepping away from indoor volleyball in 2013. In 2014, she brought her skills to the beach and immediately began making an impact. Amanda’s AVP debut saw her garner four top-five finishes and the 2014 AVP Newcomer of the Year Award. In 2015, Amanda earned her first third place finish on the AVP Tour in Chicago and competed for Team USA on both the continental and world tours. The 2016 season brought new highs—Amanda defeated the reigning world champion and then-number-one-ranked team of Ágatha and Bárbara at the FIVB Fortaleza Open to earn a spot in the quarterfinals, her best FIVB Tour finish to date. She also earned another top-3 AVP Tour finish in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most recently, Amanda finished her 2017 season, notching a season-best third place finish at the AVP Austin Open and making two quarterfinal appearances on the FIVB Tour. 

In the offseason, when she's not busy training and staying in shape, Amanda enjoys spending her free time coaching juniors and helping grow the game of beach volleyball. She also likes to spend time in Texas with family and friends. A few of her favorite offseason outdoor activities include hiking, standup paddling, camping and biking. Amanda loves traveling and the adventure of exploring new places. One of her favorite activities while traveling is to find a local coffee shop where she can spend time journaling, reading, or drawing. One of her favorite books is "The Shack" by William P. Young and you'll occasionally find her sketching portraits and landscapes in her free time. Amanda also loves the hometown feel of Austin's live music scene. Some of her favorite artists include Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Coldplay.

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Amanda Dowdy - Awards


Amanda Dowdy - Awards


Awards & Top Finishes

SEMIFINALIST
AVP Austin Open

QUARTERFINALIST
FIVB Ulsan Open
FIVB Daegu Open

2017


2016

BRONZE MEDAL
NORCECA Tour (Puerto Rico)

SEMIFINALIST
AVP New Orleans Open

QUARTERFINALIST
FIVB Fortaleza Open


2015

SEMIFINALIST
AVP Chicago Open

BRONZE MEDAL
NORCECA Tour (St. Lucia)


2014

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
2014 AVP Season

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Amanda Dowdy - Quote


Amanda Dowdy - Quote


"Believe in your dreams.
They were given to you for a reason."