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W. Tennis: Amanda Simmons

Amanda Simmons


  Ht.: 5-1
  Hometown: Saluda, S.C.
  Previous School: Spartanburg Methodist College
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Biology

2010-11: Finished spring with a 6-15 singles record at No.’s 1, 2 and 3… posted 3-18 doubles record…

2009-10: Put together a 3-13 record in doubles competition...

Previous School: Played one year at Spartanburg Methodist College for coach Rodney McAlister…

High School: Played three years of varsity tennis at Saluda High School for coaches Jinna Crouch and Ben Webb… earned all-region honors three times… won sportsmanship award in 2007… won coach’s award in 2007… won Dave Wertz’s award in 2008… team reached the playoffs in 2008… made Honor Roll…

Personal: Born Oct. 6, 1989… daughter of Robert Simmons… career goal is to get into med school and become a physical therapist… favorite food is shrimp and grits… favorite movie is Marley and Me… greatest athletic moment is making the playoffs in 2007… most respected sports figure is Justine Henin… cites father as biggest influence… best advice ever received was “Dream big and you will succeed”…