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15   Amanda Saxton
Amanda Saxton


Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Lake Highland Prep

Middle Blocker/Right-side Hitter

Orlando Volleyball Academy


Volleyball Starts Spring Season With Two Wins

Seminoles defeat both Jacksonville University and North Florida in weekend scrimmages


Saxton Earns Elite 89

Junior middle blocker and right-side hitter honored for having highest cumulative GPA at finals site


Golden Girl

Junior volleyball player Amanda Saxton embodies everything that's right about intercollegiate athletics.


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Dual-sport student-athlete who had fulfilling seasons with both indoor volleyball as well as sand volleyball ... no matter the circumstances, comes in and competes every day in practice ... has earn several accolades for her exceptional work in the classroom and community ... outstanding future ahead.

-Earned the Elite 89 Award at the NCAA Final Four Banquet for having the highest cumulative GPA (4.0) of the Final Four teams
-Received the Golden Torch award in the Fall 2011 as one of the university's top student-athletes

-One of the ACC Top Six Service Award winners for her generous time commitment in FSU's community service program
-Earned time in one match at Florida A&M on Nov. 27, playing in one set
-Prepared FSU throughout the season with her relentless play in practice


-Four consecutive 3A State Championships for Lake Highland Prep in Orlando, Fla.
-Team captain during senior year
-Nominee for LHP Athlete of the Year during senior year
-2007 Orlando Sentinel Athlete of the Week
-Seven years of club volleyball for Orlando Volleyball Academy
-Competed in AAU Nationals 16 and 17 Open finishing 5th and 11th

PERSONAL: Born June 19, 1991 ... majoring in communications and business ... daughter of Brad and Denise Saxton ... favorite movie is "A Walk to Remember" ... favorite book is Redeeming Love ... likes listening to "With Everything" by Hillsong ... has two younger brothers ... once traveled to Guatemala on a mission trip with the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry ... enjoys listening to "Brave" by Nicole Nordeman on her iPod ... helping out with the Special Olympics was her favorite community service initiative ... used to perform in her high school plays ... would most like to meet Drew Brees because "of his ability to keep his faith even during tough times" ... looks up to her parents and coaches back in Orlando ... favorite quote is "When you have a setback, don't step back. God is preparing you for an ultimate comeback."

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