2011 || Junior
Posted an 11-kill, five-block performance against Georgetown at the Deacon Invitational...against Charleston Southern, had a career-best five service aces...has hit .350 or higher in 14 matches this season...recorded at least seven kills in 10 of those 14 matches...posted a .467 mark (8-1-15) against Charleston Southern...opened SEC play with six kills and season-high four digs at Alabama...closed out the opening weekend of conference play with eight kills, no attack errors and two aces at Ole Miss...committed no errors for the second straight match to go along with six kills against Mississippi State...tallied a season-best 12 kills in three-set win at South Carolina...for the fourth time in SEC play, did not have an attack error on her way to a career-high .667 hitting percentage (12-0-18) against the Gamecocks...also had three service aces and two total blocks at South Carolina...had eight kills and three total blocks against Auburn...tallied 10 kills to go along with career-high eight total blocks in sweep of Alabama...hit .406 and averaged 2.00 blocks per set during home weekend against Ole Miss and Alabama...tallied eight kills on a .350 hitting percentage to go along with six total blocks in sweep of LSU...registered 10 kills with no errors and a .625 hitting percentage against South Carolina...had six and five kills at No. 14 Tennessee and No. 16 Kentucky, respectively...posted four total blocks against the Wildcats...recorded nine kills, a .375 hitting percentage, two digs and three total blocks in season finale at LSU.
2010 || Sophomore
Anderson appeared in 27 of the team's 31 matches, including 14 starts, and averaged 1.75 kills per set. In the first match of the season, she tallied 14 kills on a .500 hitting percentage, four total blocks and a career-best eight digs against UMKC. At the end of the season-opening weekend, she was named to the all-tournament team at the Arkansas Invitational (26 total kills, .457 hitting percentage). She had four matches during the year with double-digit kills and had nine matches with at least seven kills and a hitting percentage of .300 or better. Anderson turned in her best attacking figures on the road with 11 kills at Ole Miss (Oct. 17) and 10 kills each at Mississippi State (Sept. 24) and South Carolina (Oct. 1). Her effort against the Rebels came off the bench and her 11 kills were a season high during an SEC match. She hit better than .350 in all three of those matches. In the final home weekend of the season, Anderson had seven kills and a service ace against No. 1 Florida (Nov. 19) and followed that with nine kills and a season-best five total blocks in a win versus South Carolina (Nov. 21). For her hard work in the classroom, Anderson earned spots on the 2010 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll.
2009 || Freshman
Anderson emerged as an impact player for the Razorbacks in her first season, leading the team in hitting percentage and earning a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team for her performance during the season. During the season-opening weekend, she averaged 10 kills per match and a .436 hitting percentage at the TCU Invitational en route to all-tournament honors. Anderson totaled 10 kills and four blocks against Virginia Tech to cap a successful week in which she was selected as the SEC Freshman of the Week. In the Razorbacks' next match, she had a career-high seven total blocks at Tulsa in a five-set victory. Anderson earned her second all-tournament selection of the season at the Arkansas Invitational. She began SEC play with 11 kills and three blocks against South Carolina (Sept. 18) and four total blocks against No. 5 Florida (Sept. 20). Anderson equaled her career mark with seven total blocks at Auburn (Oct. 4) and added 10 kills. In the team's second meeting with Kentucky (Oct. 30), she tallied 12 kills with a .455 hitting percentage, her highest attack efficiency of the conference season. She followed that effort with 13 kills and six total blocks against Tennessee (Nov. 1). Anderson put down a career-best 15 kills at a .344 clip against Auburn (Nov. 20). She finished the season second on the team with 0.76 blocks per set and third with 2.25 kills per set. In the classroom, Anderson earned a spot on Arkansas' Athletic Director's List during the 2009 Fall semester.
Prior to Arkansas
Anderson was a middle hitter for Colleyville Heritage High School in Euless, Texas, and played along with current teammate Jasmine Norton for the Texas Advantage club team. Anderson was a three-time all-district selection during her prep career and set school records for kills in a season (778), kills per set (5.68) and single-season kills in district play (289). She helped lead Texas Advantage to 23rd place at USA Nationals as a sophomore and a third-place showing at the USA Open Nationals as a junior. Anderson was also part of the TAV 18 Asics team that finished ninth at Nations in the open division in 2009.
Born April 2, 1991, Amanda Marion Anderson is the youngest of three children to Woody Anderson and Jill Lentini. She has two older siblings, sister Emily and the late Christopher Anderson. She is majoring in kinesiology at Arkansas.