– Amanda Anderson
will extend her volleyball playing career with the recent signing of a professional contract. The former Razorback middle blocker will play with the Brondby Volleyball Klub in Copenhagen, Denmark. Anderson will begin playing with the Danish team in August.
During her senior season at Arkansas, Anderson posted career-best numbers including an overall .342 hitting percentage and SEC-only figures of a .353 hitting percentage and 2.38 kills per set. She had 11 matches during the year with a .400 hitting percentage or better and 17 matches with seven kills or better, including eight matches with double-digit kills. Anderson set career highs last season with 16 kills against Ole Miss and tied her career mark with eight total blocks in a win at No. 21 Tennessee.
For her work in the classroom, Anderson was named the 2012 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was the third player in program history to win the award and the first to do so since 2004. The Eulesss, Texas, native earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in three years with a 3.839 grade-point average. She went on to earn a master’s degree in recreation & sports management.
Anderson is the fourth member of the Razorbacks’ 2012 senior class to extend her playing career by signing a professional contract. Following the season, former teammates Roslandy Acosta
, Jasmine Norton
and Janeliss Torres-Lopez
went on to play in the Puerto Rico Superior League. Acosta signed a contract with Valencianas de Juncos while Norton and Torres-Lopez each signed with Leonas de Ponce.
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