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#11 Amanda McCormick
Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
High School: Burris
Experience: 3 Letters
Amanda McCormick
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/06/2006

Career Statistics Notes Including Her Two Seasons At Nebraska . . .
Finished the 2006 season with an NCAA Division I record 7.68 digs-per-game average . . . her 852 digs in 2006 rank fourth in NCAA Division I single-season history . . . her 5.80 career digs-per-game average is an NCAA Division I record . . . her 2,297 career digs rank fourth in NCAA history.

At Ball State University . . .

 2006

Awards: CVU.com Libero of the Year . . . CVU.com Stellar Spiker First Team . . . Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year . . . First Team All-MAC . . . CVU.com National Player of the Week and MAC Player of the Week for Sept. 25-Oct. 1 . . . MAC Co-Player of the Week for Nov. 5-12 . . . Lady Topper Invitational All-Tournament Team . . . team captain.

Statistics: Played in all 30 matches and all 111 games, serving as the team's libero . . . averaged an NCAA Division I record 7.68 digs per game, becoming only the second player in NCAA history to record over 7.00 digs per game in a season . . . ranked third in the country with a BSU and Mid-American Conference record 852 digs, which is the fourth-highest single-season total in NCAA Division I annals . . . became the first player in CVU.com history to earn two career CVU.com National Player of the Week awards after she became the first player in MAC history to record 50 digs in a match, when she collected 50 digs in a five-game win over Toledo (Sept. 28) . . . the 50 digs versus Toledo were also a Worthen Arena record and earned her MAC Player of the Week accolades . . . added 11 assists in the Toledo match to record her first career double-double . . . named MAC Co-Player of the Week after recording 39 digs in back-to-back matches versus Eastern Michigan (Nov. 10) and Central Michigan (Nov. 11) . . . the 39 digs versus EMU were the second-highest in a three-game match in the nation in 2006 and rank as the third-best three-game match total in NCAA Division I history . . . scored double-figure digs in 29 of 30 matches, with 20-or-more in 24 matches, 30-or-more on 14 occasions, 40-or-more in four contests and 50 versus Toledo . . . collected 30-or-more digs in a school-record seven-straigth matches from Oct. 21 through Nov. 11 . . . tied a career-high with two kills in three matches . . . handed out at least one assists in 28 matches, with five-or-more in 12 contests . . . recorded at least one kill in 12 matches, including seven of BSU's last eight outings . . . scored a season-high three aces versus IUPUI (Sept. 6) and versus Northern Illinois (Oct. 14) . . . ranked second on the team with 21 aces.

2005

Awards: American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention . . . AVCA All-Mideast Region . . . CVU.com Libero of the Year Honorable Mention . . . CVU.com Stellar Spikers First Team . . . All-Mid-American Conference Second Team . . . CVU.com National Player of the Week and MAC Player of the Week for Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 . . . MAC All-Tournament Team . . . named to the Michigan State Invitational and Georgetown Hoya Classic All-Tournament teams . . . earned the team's Leadership Award and named the team's Best Backcourt Player . . . team captain.

Statistics: Played in all 31 matches and all 115 games, mainly as the team's libero . . . became the first player in school history to earn National Player of the Week accolades when she was named the CVU.com National Player of the Week for Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 . . . she earned the honor after collecting a then-season-best 37 digs in BSU's 3-0 win at Toledo (Nov. 5) . . . the 37 digs were the most in a three-game set in the nation in 2005 and tie as the third-most in a three-game match in NCAA history . . . she also earned MAC Player of the Week accolades after the performance . . . averaged a BSU and MAC record 6.32 digs per game . . . her 727 digs on the year rank second in BSU and MAC single-season annals . . . set school records for matches with double-figure digs (30) and matches with 20-plus digs (21) . . . collected a then-career-best 43 digs in the Cardinals' thrilling MAC Tournament Semifinal victory over Eastern Michigan (Nov. 19) . . . the total was also a MAC Tournament record, as were her 78 overall digs . . . recorded 30-or-more digs in nine matches . . . scored her first career kill in the Cardinals' season-opening victory over Southern Methodist (Aug. 26) . . . logged a career-best two kills vs. South Florida (Sept. 2) . . . dished out a season-high six assists on two occasions - - vs. Miami (Sept. 23) and vs. Alabama (Nov. 23) . . . smashed a career-best four service aces at Central Michigan (Nov. 12) . . . ranked second on the team with 29 total aces.

At University of Nebraska . . .

2003-04: Earned two letters in volleyball at Nebraska . . . team co-captain as a sophomore . . . All-Big 12 First Team selection as a sophomore . . . ranked second in the conference with a 4.53 digs-per-game average . . . her 480 total digs and 4.53 digs-per-game average were Nebraska single-season records . . . played in all 106 games as a sophomore and 64 of 117 games as a freshman due to an elbow injury . . . recorded double-figure dig totals in her last 19 regular season matches in 2004, and in 29 of NU's 32 matches on the year . . . posted 20-or-more digs three times as a sophomore, including a season-high 25 against No. 12 Texas A&M (Sept. 25, 2004) . . . named the top libero at the First National Bank/Arby's Classic . . . set a freshman record at Nebraska with a 3.72 digs-per-game average . . . recorded a then-career-high 31 digs against Missouri (Oct. 15, 2003), which was the third--highest total in school history and the most in the league in 2003 . . . set Nebraska's NCAA postseason record for digs in a three-game match with 26 vs. Dayton (Dec. 6, 2003) in the second-round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament . . . Academic All-Big 12 honoree and member of NU's Tour of Excellence as a freshman.

Prep Career . . .

Earned four letters in volleyball at Burris . . . played volleyball for Coach Steve Shondell . . . helped guide the program to four Indiana Class 2A state championships . . . named the 2002 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year . . . two-time all-state selection . . . All-Mid-Eastern Conference First Team selection as a junior and senior and an honorable mention selection as a sophomore . . . recorded 904 kills, 1,107 digs and 170 service aces in 316 games over her career . . . Indiana Class 2A Mental Attitude Award winner . . . played club volleyball for Munciana where she helped guide the 2002 17-and-under open division team and the 2000 15-and-under open division team to USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships.

Personal . . .

Major is exercise science . . . born Jan. 12, 1985, in Muncie, Ind. . . . daughter of Shannon and Barbara McCormick . . . her father Shannon was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Ball State . . . has two brothers, Shannon and Lincoln . . . brother Shannon will join the Ball State baseball team this fall . . . full name is Amanda Joann McCormick.

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