After a dedicated summer of training, Amanda enters her fourth year on the cross country team, ready to make an impact. Amanda redshirted her freshman year and was able to race as a sophomore. This season should be a great turnaround as she has been consistent with her summer training.
Amanda brings impressive experience to the team. In high school, she was a six-time letterwinner in cross country and a three-time letterwinner in track. She was a two-time district champion and was named all-state in 2002. Amanda's senior season of track and cross country was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. An all-around athlete, she also lettered in basketball, golf and soccer to become the first athlete at her school to letter in five sports in one year. She was also a member of the French Club, Spanish Club, Diversity and PLAID (Pioneers Leading All Into Diversity).
Amanda enjoys running in uptown New Orleans and being able to look at the beautiful houses. She was born to Wayne and Eve Barrett.