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Amanda Lorenz

School

University of Florida

Position
Outfield
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Amanda Lorenz graduated a semester ahead of schedule with her bachelor’s in sport management in December 2018 and is now pursuing her master’s in sport management at UF. Over the span of her career she has been a member of the 2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll and a 2018 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete.

Character

Lorenz can be described as a model student-athlete, a selfless teammate and a compassionate person. Her dedication to graduate early and improve on the field is only paralleled by her willingness to help those around her improve as well. Lorenz has recently struck up a close friendship with the Gators newest teammate and Friends of Jaclyn adoptee, 9-year-old Hartley Grace Georges. Lorenz makes time in her schedule to visit Hartley when she is in town and will text, call or FaceTime Hartley if she’s not.

Community

During Lorenz’s time at Florida, she has dedicated numerous hours of her time to community service. This includes multiple trips to Shands Children’s Hospital, helping prepare Thanksgiving baskets for families in need at Trinity United Methodist Church, interacting and playing games with kids from the local Special Olympics organization and helping with UF’s Gator Tracks initiative.

Competition

Lorenz is one of the most decorated student-athletes in the nation. Over her career she has been named a three-time NFCA All-American as a third-team honoree in 2016 and first-team honoree in 2017 and 2018. She has also been named a three-time All-SEC First Team selection, the 2018 SEC Player of the Year and SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player, 2016 SEC Freshman of the Year, 2016 NFCA National Freshman of the Year, and she is a two-time member of Team USA. At Florida, Lorenz ranks inside the career top 10 in 10 different offensive categories and first in batting average and on-base percentage.