Meet #15 Amanda Peterson

Setter, 6-1, Sophomore from Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Career Ranks 16th in assists with 483 … seventh in assist per set at 8.78.

2009 (Freshman Season) Played in 20 matches with 13 starts … career-high 49 assists at Marquette … career-high eight kills against Cleveland State … career-high .700 (8-1-10) attack percentage against Cleveland State … career-high five ace serves against Rider and Bowling Green … career-high nine digs at Colorado State, vs. Western Michigan and at Marquette … career-high five assist blocks vs. Western Michigan … career-high 12 points against Cleveland State … named the Sports Imports Classic Most Valuable Player.

Glenbard East High School Played four years for coach Marci Maier … all-conference special mention in 2005 … co-captain in 2006 and named all-conference … co-captain in 2007 and named all-conference … 2007 most valuable player … 2007 honors: Daily Herald first team All-Area, Lombard Spectator all-area, Chicago Sun-Times third team all-area, News Gazette special mention … co-captain in 2008 … 2008 unanimous all-conference selection … 2008 regional champions … 2008 honors: Chicago Sun-Times first team all-area, Daily Herald first team all-area, Chicago Suburban Newspaper Player of the Year, News Gazette second team all-state, Chicago Tribune all-state special mention, Glenbard East Sportsmanship Award … four-year Academic All-Conference … Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Illinois State Scholar … President’s Award for Education Excellence … National Honor Society … Highest Honors GPA.

Sports Performance Club Coached by Rick Butler … four-year captain … 15-elite team placed fifth in AAUs and 14th in JO Nationals … 16-elite placed third in AAUs and ninth in JO Nationals … AAU All-American … 17-Mizuno team place ninth in AAUs … class of 2009 Top-50 junior recruits … 18 elite team … senior ace #40 … 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50.

Personal Full name is Amanda Ann Peterson … daughter of Alan and Michelle Peterson … has one brother, Nathan … enjoys hiking, camping, puzzles, traveling, scuba diving and rock climbing … community activities include being a volunteer at church … considering biomedical engineering as her field of study … career objective is prosthetics.

Favorite candy: Skittles

Superhero quality you would want: telekinesis

Why did you start playing volleyball?: I loved the sport, the fact that it was really a team sport plus it was really fun.

Quote that describes you. Or… a favorite quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius

Chocolate or vanilla?: Vanilla

Where do you want to be in 10 years?: Wherever life takes me. Hopefully, I’ll have a good job and I’ll start a family and I’d love to do a lot of traveling

A place you’ve always wanted to visit: Australia. It’s got everything there. The Great Barrier Reef would be awesome for scuba diving.

Lucky number: either 5 or 7

All-time favorite movie: Happy Gilmore – it’s hilarious

Most prized possession: Friends and family


The women’s volleyball team will play an intersquad match at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 in St. John Arena. Admission is free. The Scarlet & Gray match is the final warmup before the season begins later in the week.


An informal question and answer session will be held immediately after the Scarlet & Gray match. Following “VOLLEYRULES”, an autograph session will be held.


The Buckeyes will open the 2010 season by hosting Virginia Commonwealth at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 in the Sports Imports Classic. Play continues Saturday with OSU hosting Western Michigan at 11 a.m. and Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.