|Hometown:||San Diego, Calif.|
|High School:||Westview School|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2010: Played and started in 25 games during her sophomore campaign...Posted a .207 batting average, but was third on the team hitting .267 during Big West play...Recorded 12 hits, four runs, two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two walks...Posted a pair of hits on four occasions...Hit a two-run homer in a 5-2 victory over Long Beach State (May 1)...Also had a 2-for-4 showing in the third game of that same series, which the Gauchos swept...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the final two contests of the season, both at UC Davis (May 14 and 15)...Posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
2009: Started all 51 games during her freshman year, the only 2009 rookie to do so...Was third on the team, batting .291 on the season...Was third on the squad with 46 hits and 28 RBI and was second with 10 doubles...Her four home runs were tied for second on the team...Posted 21 runs...Tied for seventh in the Big West in doubles (10) and first in sac flies (3)...In conference play, she was tied seventh in hits (21) among league leaders...During the second game of the season against Wichita State, she went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI...Had 12 multiple-hit performances during the season...Had a season-high three hits against Texas Tech (Mar. 6)...In addition to her three RBI against Wichita State, she also batted in a trio of runners against Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 28) and UC Davis (May 3)...Longest hitting streak lasted seven games (Feb. 22 thru Mar. 7) and she also recorded nine RBI during that span.
Played for Westview High School under head coach Kelly Warner ...Was a four-year varsity player that posted a .376 overall batting average and hit .484 during Palomar League play...Named the 2007 and 2008 Westview High School Female Athlete of the Year...In 2006 she earned Westview's Super-Wolverine Awards for combined academic and athletic achievement...Was a four-time All-Palomar League selection...As a senior, she helped lead the Wolverines to a third-place league finish and the CIF Division II semifinals...In 2008, she earned All-CIF, All-San Diego North County and Coaches Award honors...Twice earned Union Tribune All-Academic Team honors...Also earned Union Tribune and North County Times Player of the Week honors during her prep career...Was named Best Defensive Player as a junior...Also a standout athlete in field hockey and soccer earning All-Palomar League, All-CIF, All-San Diego Section and All-San Diego North County honors in both sports...Was a four-year member of the honor roll and earned Union Tribune All-Academic Team honors for softball, soccer and field hockey...Also earned a Girl Scout Silver Award.
Played travel ball for five seasons with San Diego Renegades...Helped the 18U Gold team to a ninth-place finish at the 2007 ASA Gold Nationals and a 17th place finish in 2006...Placed ninth at the ASA Nationals at both the 14U and 16U levels...Also competed with So Cal Lightning and PQ Lightning All-Stars, with which she won back-to-back Southern California State championships as a 12U and the ASA Western National championship as a 10U.
Amanda Lorraine Ziegler was born on Mar. 3, 1990 in Newport Beach, Calif....Parents are Tina and John Ziegler, both UCSB graduates...Older sister Jessica also plays softball for UCSB...Has a brother named Zachary...Is majoring in communication at UCSB with a minor in studio art...Would like to someday pursue a career in the fashion industry, hopefully as a designer...If she wasn't playing softball, she would play soccer or field hockey...Roots for the San Diego Chargers and Padres and the USC football team...Her most memorable sports moment was winning CIF for the fourth and last time as a senior in soccer...Obviously a Will Ferrell fan as she lists "Stepbrothers", "Blades of Glory" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" as some of her favorite movies...Enjoys reading the "Twilight" series as well as "The Notebook" and "The Great Gatsby"...Loves to paint and sketch...Says that her favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the overall friendly, low-key beach life atmosphere...Superstitions include wearing pink bows and spandex.
YearAvgGP/GSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBOB%SB/ATT 2009.29151/5115821461004289.3351/2 2010.20725/255841210132.2580/0 TOTAL.26976/76216255811053111.3151/2 <table> <tbody><tr> <td> Career-Highs</td> </tr> <tr> <td> At-bats</td><td>6</td><td>at Cal Poly</td><td>4/5/09</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Hits</td><td>3</td><td>vs. Texas Tech</td><td>3/6/09</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs</td><td>2</td><td>five times</td><td>5/3/09 - most recent</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs Batted In</td><td>3</td><td>three times</td><td>5/3/09 - most recent</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Stolen Bases</td><td>1</td><td>at UNLV</td><td>3/6/09</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Strikeouts</td><td>3</td><td>twice</td><td>4/6/09 - most recent</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Walks</td><td>1</td><td>11 times</td><td>5/15/10 - most recent</td> </tr> </tbody></table>