Women's Volleyball

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Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Neoga, Ill.

High School:
Neoga

Height:
6-2

Position:
MH

Major:
Physical Therapy



01/30/2015

OAKLAND PLACES NINE ON FALL ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

The Golden Grizzlies earned the second-most athletes in the league

01/15/2015

OAKLAND LEADS LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT SEMESTER

The Golden Grizzlies had 125 student-athletes named to the list

01/14/2015

OAKLAND VOLLEYBALL SEASON IN REVIEW

The Golden Grizzlies had a record-setting season in 2014.

12/05/2014

OAKLAND VALIANT IN THREE-SET SETBACK TO KENTUCKY IN NCAAs

The Golden Grizzlies held off the Wildcats with 61 digs in three sets

11/22/2014

OAKLAND ADVANCES TO LEAGUE FINAL WITH 3-0 WIN OVER YOUNGSTOWN STATE

The Golden Grizzlies will play in its first conference championship match in program history Sunday

12/05/2014

2014 NCAA Volleyball vs. Kentucky

2014 NCAA Volleyball vs. Kentucky

12/04/2014

2014 Oakland Volleyball - NCAA Tournament Open Practice

The Golden Grizzlies practice at Memorial Coliseum in preparation for their NCAA First Round match vs. Kentucky Dec. 4.

11/22/2014

Oakland vs. Youngstown St. HL Tourn. Semifinals

Oakland vs. Youngstown St. HL Tourn. Semifinals

10/24/2014

Oakland volleyball vs. Cleveland State

Oakland volleyball vs. Cleveland State, Oct. 24, 2014

10/11/2014

Oakland volleyball vs. UIC

Oakland volleyball vs. UIC

2014 Match-By-Match stats | Career Stats | Photo Gallery

2014
• Capital One Academic All-District 5 Second Team
• Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 10
• Ranked third in the Horizon League in blocks per set (1.06), which is eighth in Oakland history
• Had 115 total blocks, which is tied for sixth-best in team season records
• Had 10 blocks (2-8) in win at UIC Nov. 7, which is ninth in team history
• Ranks seventh in team history in career blocks (300) and sixth in hitting percentage (.227)
• Army Black Knight Invitational All-Tournament team
• Western Michigan All-Tournament team

2013
• Played in 109 sets in all 29 matches
• Was an all-tournament selection at the Huskie Invitational on Sept. 20-21
• Earned six kills and four digs in the Horizon League quarterfinal match against Cleveland State (Nov. 22)
• Amassed a total of 216 kills on the season (second on the team) for 1.98 kills per set and a .235 hitting efficiency
• Also added 51 digs and 17 service aces in the 2013 campaign
• Had double-digit kills on eight occasions
• Tallied a career-best 21 kills against Western Illinois (Sept. 20)
• Contributed 102 blocks for the season, good for second on the team
• Had a career-best eight blocks once against Loyola on Sept. 14 and again the next match against IPFW (Sept. 20)
• 2013-14 Oakland Dean's List

2012
• Played in 114 sets in all 29 matches
• Finished fourth on the team with 144 kills and second with 71 blocks
• Ended season with a .223 hitting percentage
• Recorded a match-high 10 kills at Kansas City (Sept. 21)
• Finished with career-high six blocks at Omaha (Oct. 6) and against Fort Wayne in The Summit League semifinal match (Nov. 16)
• 2012-13 Oakland Dean's List

High School
• Four-year letterwinner under coach Amy Hatton
• All-State honorable mention selection during her senior year
• Three-time all-conference selection
• Helped her club team qualify for the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships
• Won Sectionals and qualified for the Illinois state meet in the high jump as a sophomore

Academic Achievements
• Named valedictorian of her graduating class
• Voted National Honor Society President
• Awarded National Trial Conference Scholar Athlete Award

Personal
Full Name: Amanda Marie Baker
Parents: Jim and Jane Baker
Siblings: Michael
• Aunt, Andrea Yurs, played volleyball at Northern Illinois from 1989-92

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
1. The volleyball program and coaching staff
2. Quality of the physical therapy program
3. The friendly people

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