Name: Amanda Benson
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Libero
Height: 5-7
Hometown: Litchfield Park, Arizona
High School: Xavier College Preparatory (Arizona)
College: University of Oregon
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Most Notable

  • Helped U.S. win gold at 2018 Pan Am Cup as she started five of the six matches
  • 2016 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention while at University of Oregon

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

  • 2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League Prelim Week 1; Pan American Cup (Gold)
  • 2017: Pan Am Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix

Did You Know:

  • Ranks second at University of Oregon in career digs (2,146) and digs per set (4.63), one of only two Ducks to reach 2,000 digs
  • Helped U.S. Women's Junior National Team win bronze at the 2012 NORCECA Women's U20 Continental Championship
  • Named AVCA High School All-American in 2013
  • Started playing youth club volleyball in 2006 with AZ Sky before concluding her youth club career with Spiral Volleyball Club under Molly Strak
  • Parents are Brett and Cristina Benson
  • Brothers are Ryne and Nick
  • Uncle David Alcoriza was a member o the 1996 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team (trap shooting) and grandfather Ronly Alcoriza) is a member of the ATA National Hall of Fame

Amanda Benson's Favorites
Food: Tacos ... Book: Anything by Edgar Allen Poe ... Music Type: R&B, Hip-Hop ... Movie: Bridesmaids ... Actress: Mila Kunas ... Professional Team: Vandoeuvre Nancy (France) ... Athlete: Michael Jordan

Hobbies and Interests: Writing Poetry; Shopping; Being with friends or family

Most Admired Person: Her immediate family as a whole because "they are my foundation and my reason why I continue to pursue my dreams."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Joining the Women's National Team"

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing indoor volleyball in 2006 with AZ Sky before ending her youth club career with Spiral Volleyball Club
  • Helped U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to bronze at the 2012 NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship
  • Named AVCA High School All-American in 2013 while with Xavier College Preparatory
  • Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention in 2016 while at University of Oregon
  • Made debut with U.S. Women’s National Team in 2017 with appearances in Pan Am Cup and FIVB World Grand Prix

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