Name: Amanda Parrish
High school: Altoona
College choice: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Other colleges considered: Juniata, UPJ, Wiedener, Robert Morris, Berry (Ga.) College
Why I picked IUP: "It was the right size, I liked the coaches, and it seemed like a good fit for me.''
Greatest high school achievement: "Winning districts in volleyball.''
Former Altoona coach Christie Klausman's quote: "She's very hard-working, dedicated, and she's been a leader since she was a freshman. She played for me for three seasons, and she was one of the most coachable kids I've ever coached. She plays the game with a lot of heart, and she plays hard. She's a great athlete and a great person.''
How I got my start playing softball: "My parents introduced the sport to me when I was five years old.''
Favorite college growing up: Ohio State
Other interests: Volleyball, being outdoors
What getting to play in college means to me: "It's always been a dream of mine to play in college. I achieved my goal, and I'm excited to play.''
Probable college major: Accounting
Parents: Deb and Guy Parrish