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1   Amanda Santos
Amanda Santos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minas Gerais, Brazil

High School:
Carrier

Last College:
College of Southern Idaho

Height:
6-0

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
07/15/1981


Junior Year (2003): Played in 28 matches with 28 starts in her first year at Florida State...led the Seminoles and finished third in the ACC with a 1.32 blocks per game average...had nine double-digit kill performances and led the team in blocks in 18 matches...also led the team with 137 total blocks and a .285 hitting percentage...recorded five kills, four blocks and two digs in her first career match at Florida State against Florida Atlantic (8/29)...had seven kills, eight blocks, one assist and one dig versus Michigan (8/30)...blocked nine shots with nine kills and three digs against Arkansas State (9/5)...had her first double-digit kills match with 12 kills while adding seven blocks against St. Mary's...hit .455 with 14 kills on 22 attacks and four blocks against Houston (9/13)...recorded 13 kills with six blocks while hitting .364 at UC Irvine (9/13)...held a hitting percentage of .462 with seven kills on 13 attacks during minimal playing time against Jacksonville (9/19)...posted her first career double-double (11 kills and 11 blocks) against in-state rival Miami (9/19)...earned tournament MVP honors for her performance during the FSU Classic (9/19-9/20)...suffered a fractured little finger on her right hand at NC State (9/26)...had eight kills and six blocks while hitting .429 with a broken finger at North Carolina (9/27)...returned for the Clemson match (10/17) after missing five matches with a fractured finger...notched seven kills with five digs and a team-high six blocks against Clemson (10/17)...posted a team-high seven blocks with eight kills and three digs while hitting .333 at Wake Forest (10/25)...tallied five blocks and five kills while hitting .444 against USF (10/29)...had an all-around performance against NC State (11/1) with six kills, four digs, one block, one service ace and one assist...recorded her second double-double of the season as she totaled a season-high 13 blocks (seven solo) against Maryland (11/14)...hit .571 on 13 kills, a season-high eight digs with five blocks in the home finale against Virginia (11/16)...notched a team-high nine blocks against NC State (11/20) in the opening round of the ACC Tournament with seven kills and five digs...hit .400 against top-seed Georgia Tech (11/21) with nine kills and four blocks in the ACC quarterfinals...tied a season high with 14 kills while hitting .346 with three blocks and three digs in the season finale at Georgia (11/28).

At College of Southern Idaho: Named a 2002 NJCAA First-Team All-American...in 2002, she led her team in kills per game (2.76) and service aces per game (0.49)...was named to the 2002 SWAC All-Region First Team and SWAC All-Tournament team...led her team and the SWAC in hitting percentage (.396) and blocks per game (2.10)...also finished 10th in the SWAC averaging 2.76 kills per game...was one of the best blockers in the country as a freshman...ranked 1st in the region in blocks per game her freshman year (2001)...finished the 2001 season ranked 4th in the league in hitting percentage, 4th in service aces per game and 12th in kills per game...made Second Team All-Region, and was named a 2001 NJCAA honorable mention All-American.

High School: Attended Carrier High School in Brazil and played on the Minas club team...while playing on the state team for her age group, her team placed second at the national tournament.

Personal: Born on July 15, 1981...daughter of Maria Santos...majoring in Social Science.

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