2011-12 Played in all 11 tournaments...Has not missed a tournament the last three seasons...Second on the team with a 75.15 scoring average, which ranks third all-time for a junior in a single season at Carolina...Lowered her career average to 76.07, which ranks sixth all-time at South Carolina...Narrowly missed top-20 finish at the NCAA Championship, finishing tied for 21st with rounds of 75-73-76-70=294...Recorded season-best tie for seventh finish at the Bryan National Collegiate with rounds of 72-72-76=220 (+4), which tied career best 54-hole total...First-round 69 at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic tied career low...Produced six rounds of par or better.
2010-11 Competed in all 11 tournaments... Has not missed the lineup in two years as a Gamecock... Carries a career scoring average of 76.51, which ranks seventh in school history as of the end of the 2011 season... Put together a good week at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 75-79-75-76=305 to tie for 65th, improving by 34 spots from her showing at the 2010 NCAA Championship... Best finish was a tie for 28th at Bryan National Collegiate, shooting rounds of 78-77-80=235...Recorded best 18-hole score of collegiate career with 69 (-3) in final round of SEC Championship, improving by 14 shots from her opening round and finishing in a tie for 29th...Final round helped propel Gamecocks to fifth-place finish at SEC Championship... Tied for 40th at UCF Challenge with rounds of 74-76-76... Will compete for the Swedish National Team for the second straight year at the European Ladies Team Championship.
Named to All-SEC Freshman Team...Season scoring average of 75.73 was the third-best freshman season in school history, behind teammates Katie Burnett (75.27 in 2009) and Benedicte Toumpsin (75.61 in 2007)...Played in every tournament as a freshman... Tied teammate Katie Burnett for the top finish in the season-opening NGCA Match Play Qualifier, tying for third place after shooting 72-72=144 (E)...Best round came in the opening round of the NCAA East Regional as she shot 70 (-2) to help the team to a first-day 283 (-5), eventually claiming the team title...Posted four rounds of par or better during the season...Tied for 28th at SEC Championship, shooting 74-74-72=220 (+7) in her first conference championship as a Gamecock...Named to Sweden's National Team for the European Ladies Team Championship.
Prior to South Carolina
Attended ProCivitas private gymnasium from 2006-09...Ranked fifth among Skandia Tour Elite girls in 2009, second among all 19-year-olds...Played in six STE tournaments, winning two events...Played in a Ladies' European Tour event in 2008...Was ranked at the top of her age division as a 13-year-old and again at age 16...Won a Junior Masters Invitation tournament...Finished third on the Skandia Tour Elite in 2006...Finished fifth in Spanish Open Ladies Amateur Championship in 2009...Helped her team to the gold medal at the European Girls Team Championship in 2008 and fifth place in 2009...Helped her team to gold and silver at the South of Sweden competition for juniors...Won gold at the Nordic Championships and silver at the Junior Swedish Masters.
Full name is Amanda Ellen Ingvarsdotter Sträng...Born Feb. 17, 1990 in Jonstorp, Sweden...Parents are Ingvar and Peggy Sträng...Father was a goalkeeper in the highest ice hockey league in Sweden...Chose South Carolina because she felt like part of the team after only two days in Columbia and because of the campus and golf facilities.