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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 Texas 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. In 2016, Amanda beat the reigning World Champs and number 1 ranked team Brazil in Brazil at the FIVB Fortaleza Open to earn to a spot in the quarterfinals - best FIVB Tour finish to date. In 2016 & 2017, Amanda has competed in two semifinal appearances on the AVP Tour in both Austin, Tx & New Orleans, LA. Currently competing on both AVP Tour and for Team USA on the FIVB Tour.

In the offseason, Amanda spends her free time outside of training coaching the juniors level & helping develop the grassroots level of beach volleyball. She also enjoys spending time in Texas with family and friends. A few of her favorite outdoor activities are hiking, standup paddling, camping and just about anything outdoors. Amanda loves traveling and the adventure of exploring new places. One of her favorite activities while traveling is to find a local coffee shop so she can spend time journaling, reading, or drawing. One of her favorite books is "The Shack" by William P. Young and you can occasionally find her sketching portraits & landscapes in her free time. Amanda also loves to take advantage 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 1 Star

FIVB Daegu 1 Star

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."