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Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Neoga, Ill.

High School:
Neoga

Height:
6-2

Position:
MH

Major:
Physical Therapy



12/05/2014

OAKLAND VALLIANT 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

11/14/2014

OAKLAND TAKES REGULAR SEASON TITLE WITH 5-SET THRILLER OVER MILWAUKEE

The Golden Grizzlies will host the 2014 Horizon League Volleyball Championship Nov. 21-23

11/13/2014

OAKLAND HOSTS MILWAUKEE, GREEN BAY WITH LEAGUE SUPERIORITY ON THE LINE

The Golden Grizzlies will take on the Panthers and Phoenix in final regular season weekend

11/10/2014

BAKER NAMED HORIZON LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The junior middle hitter had 17 blocks on the weekend, including 10 at UIC

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

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

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).

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)

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

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Regional semifinal game performance of 13 kills, 16 digs, seven blocks and one ace

Personal:
Full Name: Amanda Marie Baker
Birthdate: Sept. 7, 1993
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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