Amanda spent her freshman season at Reinhardt College before transferring to Tech, and is in her first season on the Golden Eagle roster...a middle distance runner who will concentrate on the 800m and 1,500m races...should also be a mainstay in the lineup during her first cross country season at Tech.
AT TECH - (in 2008-09): Amanda ran in six meets for Tech during the fall cross country season...ran her best time at Evansville with a 20:29 finish.
(In 2007-08): Amanda ran in all seven meets for the Golden Eagle cross country team during the fall...best time at 5K was 21:46 at the Western Kentucky meet...ran her second-best time of the year (21:58) at the OVC Championships...competed in two indoor events during the spring track season...in the 800m, posted a seasonal personal-best time of 2:36.98 at ETSU...also participated in the mile run with a seasonal personal-best time of 5:50.81 at Sewanee...along with her indoor season, she also participated in two outdoor events...in the outdoor 800m, she placed a time of 2:31.27 at the OVC Championships...also competed in the 1500m with a personal-best time of 5:22.44 at Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL: Amanda was home-schooled for her high school career and was a three-sport letterwinner, competing in tennis, basketball and cross country...was selected captain of the cross country team twice under coach Howard Brummel.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Mike and Kay Simmons...full name is Amanda Michelle Simmons...enrolled in art education...her uncle (Kent Pettyjohn) was a Golden Eagle football letterman in 1979-81.