Name: Amanda Dowdy
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-2
Hometown: Lexington, Texas
High School: Lexington High School (Lexington, Texas)
College: Texas Tech, '11 exercise and sport sciences
Other Career Highlights
  • Best international finishes are two bronze medals on the NORCECA Continental Tour
  • Made her professional beach debut at the 2012 NVL Aspen tournament, finishing 13th with Nicole Kaslow
  • Finished her career at Texas Tech ranked second in career kills, 1,495
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  • Played in 10 FIVB events with Irene Pollock in 2018. Won Shepparton, Austrailia one-star. Finished third at FIVB two-star in Nanjing, China
  • Won the New Zealand Open with Pollock
  • Played in four AVP events with Pollock. Placed third in Seattle
  • In 2017, had two fifth-place finishes and three ninth-places on the FIVB World Tour; on the domestic AVP Tour, had a top finish of third in Austin with Irene Pollock
  • Beat the defending 2015 Beach World Champions Agatha/Barbara at the 2016 FIVB Fortaleza Open with Emily Stockman, duo finished fifth - a career best
  • Had a career best international finish when she earned bronze at 2015 NORCECA St. Lucia and in 2016 in Puerto Rico
  • Played in six FIVB tournaments in 2015, four with McGuire. Best finish was 17th with McGuire at the Rio Open
  • Domestically in 2015, played in six AVP Tour stops, finishing third in Chicago and seventh at the Huntington Beach Open - both with McGuire
  • Made her FIVB World Tour debut at the Parana, Argentina tournament with Sarah Day
  • In 2014, played in two domestic tours and on the NORCECA and FIVB Tours. Top finish domestically was a pair of thirds on the NVL in Dallas with Brooke Niles and Atlanta with Jessica Stubinski
  • Played in two 2014 FIVB events, finishing 17th at both with Day in Argentina and South Africa
  • Of seven 2014 AVP tournaments, finished fifth four times, three with Nicole Branagh. Was named the AVP Newcomer of the Year
  • Played in five tournaments in 2013, all domestic. Best finish was third at NVL Hermosa Beach with Jessica Stubinski
  • In her debut season, 2012, played in two NVL tournaments finishing, 13th in Aspen and seventh in Santa Monica with Meg Dawson
  • Played professionally indoor in Germany in 2011-12 and Puerto Rico in 2013
  • For Texas Tech volleyball, became the first volleyball player in school history to earn first-team All Big-12 twice in a career
  • Member of the Texas Tech track and field team, at high jump finishing fifth at the Big 12 Indoor Championships and sixth at the Outdoor Championships in 2008 as a freshman
  • Member of the USAV 2009 WJNT that finished 12th at the World Championships in Tijuana, Mexico
Personal: Born Amanda Dowdy in May 1990 in Leander, Texas. Parents are Sam and Rhonda Dowdy... Has two brothers, Sam and Dan; older sister Michelle passed away when Amanda was 9... Played volleyball, basketball, tennis and track at Lexington High School... Was a state champion high jumper in high school in 2007... Cousin, Megan, played golf for Texas Tech... Among her favorite books is "The Shack" by William P. Young
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