2013 (Freshman): Named captain for the inaugural season ... Played in and started 15 games as a freshman ... Tied for the team lead with 28 ground balls and was second on the squad with 16 caused turnovers ... Also recorded four draw controls and took one shot as a defender for the Hatters ... Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.
High School: Was a four-year letter winner, starter and team captain in both lacrosse and basketball at Central Bucks West High School … Played midfield in lacrosse and guard/forward in basketball … Was a three-time All-Conference player in both basketball and lacrosse ... Was named to ESPN Rise Players to Watch Elite 120 All-Star team … Led her team in ground balls and caused turnovers … Was an honor roll student ... Was involved in Athletes Helping Athletes, Habitat for Humanity and also coached intramural basketball and lacrosse.
Personal: Full name is Amanda Dorothy Parker … Was born on May 25, 1993, in Abington Pa. … Parents are Lauran and John Parker … Has two brothers, John and Ryan, and one sister, Ashley … Her uncle, Scott Stankavage, played football at the University of North Carolina (1981-83) and professionally for the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos … Is a family enterprise major.
Why Stetson: "The number one reason that I choose Stetson was that I am going to be challenged here. I want to be challenged. I want to experience it all and I believe the opportunity Stetson has to offer me is exactly what I need at this stage in my life. Also, the campus is beautiful and to be a part of a brand new program is an incredible experience. I can't wait to start the tradition here."
Hobbies: Painting, drawing and reading.
Goals: "As of now, I'd like to find my passion and chase it aggressively. Then, I'd like to graduate from Stetson with a major in family enterprise and a minor in psychology, and get a job that will be best suited to my values."
Fun Facts: She spends summers in New Jersey at the beach ... Favorite food is nutella ... Favorite color is red ... Mike Krzyzewski is her favorite person in sports.