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Amanda Baker
Amanda  Baker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Neoga, Ill.

High School:
Neoga

Height:
6-2

Position:
MH

Major:
Physical Therapy


04/19/2016

OAKLAND INSIDER BY TERRY FOSTER

#BGAs

01/22/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN FALL ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

The Golden Grizzlies earned a league-best eight selections

01/15/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT SEMESTER

For the fifth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 123 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

01/07/2016

VOLLEYBALL 2015 SEASON REVIEW

The Golden Grizzlies had a record-setting season in 2015

11/20/2015

OAKLAND HEADS TO CLEVELAND FOR HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

All games of the tournament will be broadcast live on ESPN3

11/21/2015

Oakland vs. Valparaiso (HL Semis)

Oakland women's volleyball took on Valpo in the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship in Cleveland, Ohio

11/14/2015

Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky

The Golden Grizzlies played NKU on senior day in the regular-season finale. Photos Courtesy of Jose Juarez

10/31/2015

Oakland vs. Valparaiso

Oakland vs. Valparaiso 10-31-15

10/10/2015

Oakland vs. Youngstown State (Dig Pink Game)

Oakland takes on Youngstown State on Saturday during the Dig Pink Game. All photos courtesy of Jose Juarez

09/26/2015

Oakland vs. Green Bay

The Oakland volleyball team took on Green Bay on Saturday. Photos courtesy of Jose Juarez

Match-By-Match stats | Career Stats

2015
• Named to Capital One Academic All-District 5 team for second straight season
• School record holder for blocks (403) and block assists (361)
• Played in 115 sets over all 31 matches
• Named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 19
• Recorded 142 kills (1.23 kps) and was second on the team with 103 blocks (0.90 bps)
• Ranked inside the top-5 during Horizon League play in blocks and hitting percentage
• Played in the second-most sets in school history (451)
• Tallied season-best 12 kills with five blocks at Wright State
• Recorded season-high eight blocks vs. Stony Brook and at Valparaiso

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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