Amanda Chidester


# 19
Height: 5' 9"
Position: C/IF
Hometown: Allen Park, Mich.
School: Michigan
Graduation: 2012

Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2011, 2012)
Two-time NFCA All-American (2009, 2011)
Michigan's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner (2012)


2015 Women's National Team Member

  - World Cup Gold Medalist
- Hit .333 (4-for-12) with one home run, four RBI and two runs scored
  - Pan American Games Silver Medalist
- Hit .400 (4-for-10) with six RBI and two runs scored
  - Japan Cup Gold Medalist

2014 Women's National Team Member

  - World Cup Gold Medalist
- Hit .385 (5-for-13) with five RBI, three runs scored and one HR
  - Silver Medalist at ISF World Championship
- Hit .263 (5-for-19) with three HR, seven RBI and four runs scored

2013 USA Women's National Team Member

  - World Cup Silver Medalist
- Hit .333 with two RBI and one HR
  - Gold Medalist at Mayor's Cup and Pan American Games Qualifier
- Hit .265 with one HR and 11 RBI

2012 Women's National Team Member

  - Silver Medalist at ISF World Championships
- Hit .325 with 13 RBI and five HR
  - World Cup of Softball Champion
- Hit .143 with four RBI and one HR

2012 Big Ten Player of the Year
2012 First Team All-Big Ten
2012 Second Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region
2011 Big Ten Player of the Year
2011 First Team NFCA All-American
2011 First Team All-Big Ten
2010 First Team NFCA All-American
2010 Third Team All-Big Ten
2009 Second Team NFCA All-American
2009 First Team All-Big Ten

Parents: Brian and Sandy Chidester
Siblings: Has four brothers: RJ, Matt, Trever and Brandon
Dream Job: To be a coach at the University of Michigan
What does it mean to represent the United States in softball: It's a dream come true. Ask me in person, I'll tell you more! :D

Three things I hate doing: Putting my clothes away, paying bills and walking outside in the cold
Three favorite movies: The Last Samurai, A Lot Like Love
Three favorite songs: Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) and Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Cell phone, water and my wallet
Three places to go on a shopping spree: Nike, Macy's and Whole Foods

Last movie I watched: Mona Lisa Smile
Last game I played: In Japan with the Toda Medics
Last home cooked meal: Everyday I eat home cooked meals. I love cooking. I love eating. All the time!
Last thing I misplaced: My keys everyday!
Last splurge: Clothes and shoes (non-athletic kinds)

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