As a freshman, Amanda is a positive addition to the team, and the experience that she brings will be an asset to the Gamecocks this season. In high school, she was co-captain of her cross country team. She was all-state two times in cross country and once in indoor and outdoor track. She was All-South Junior/Senior Footlocker Regional team her junior year. Amanda finished fifth at state in the two mile her senior year, running a PR 11:25.
She served as parliamentarian for both her senior class and the National Honor Society. She was also the Mu Alpha Theta treasurer and a National Merit Finalist. She was Auburn High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In addition to running, Amanda enjoys reading and cooking. In her own words, she is focused, always hungry and honest. She was born to Scott and Connie Smith.