Amanda Freed is USA Softball Olympian

April 9, 2008

Amanda Freed is one of the most talented professional softball athletes playing the game today. You can see a biography, photos and a video below.

Amanda Freed has succeeded at every level of the sport of fast pitch softball. She is considered one of the most versatile players in the game, excelling at pitching, fielding and hitting. Her accomplishments have been extraordinary and she is considered one of the best players in the game today. She played softball while attending UCLA where she earned a bachelors degree in Sociology. She also won a the gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In between those awards are numerous other awards and recognitions for her athletic accomplishments.

Amanda Louise Freed was born on December 26, 1979 in Fountain Valley, California. Her parents are Dave and Karen. She has one brother, Michael and two sisters, Karen and Ashley. She started playing softball and a young child when her mother coached her and her sisters in recreation league.

Amanda goes by the nickname ‘Freeda’. She graduated from Pacifica High School with a 4.1 GPA. She enjoys skiing and camping. She wears a St. Sebastian necklace for good luck.

Her list of recognitions as an outstanding athlete is long. The highlights include her gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2005 International Sports Invitational Champion, Member of the National Pro Fastpitch Rockford Thunder, 2003 Gold medalist at the Pan American Games, 2002 Gold medalist at the ISF World Championships, Top of the UCLA’s list of career wins at 97, threw a perfect game in her first appearance on the 2000 Central Park to Sydney tour, Two-time U.S. Cup gold medalist (1999, 2001), USA Softball alternate to the 2000 Olympic Team.

Freed is now an Assistant Coach at the University of Virginia.

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