Riley on Cloyd: Our ability to serve receive and defend will be critical for the teams success ... expecting Amanda to take a large portion of the serve receive role in order to keep the team in system.
2005: Set the Virginia Tech single season record for digs with 536, an average of 4.87 per game as the starting libero ... Currently ranks fourth in Tech history in career digs ... Finished fourth in the ACC in digs per game ... Helped the Hokies finished fifth in the conference in digs (16.23 per game) ... Had double-digit dig totals in all but one game this season ... Totaled 20 or more digs on 12 occasions ... Had a season-high 28 digs against North Carolina, which ranks tied for fifth in the Tech record book ... Against UC Irvine, had 27 digs, two assists and two service aces ... Totaled 25 digs and one assist against Duke ... Second on the team with 20 service aces ... Had two service aces on three occasions (UC Irvine, NC State, Miami) ... Third on the team with 31 assists ... Recorded a season-high three assists at Georgia Tech, with one kill, one service ace and 15 digs ... Had a kill in six different games.
2004: Athletic freshman, who stepped in immediately as a rookie and made an impact ... One of four players to see court time in all 110 games for Virginia Tech ... Started all 29 matches at libero ... Set a new Tech record for digs in a match with 35 against North Carolina ... Led the Hokies with 478 digs for the season ... Finished the season ranked seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference for digs per game in overall matches (4.35) and conference matches (4.68) ... Totaled 20 or more digs in seven matches ... Had double-digit dig totals in 27 of Tech's 29 matches ... Opened the season with a career-high five assists versus Ohio ... Second on the team with 31 service aces ... Totaled a career-high three service aces twice in her rookie campaign ... Notched two or more service aces in six matches ... Her total of 478 digs is the fourth best single-season total in Tech school history.
High School: Broke the school kill record during her senior year at Yorktown High ... Named the team's most valuable player two straight years ... Named all-county, all-conference, all-area (Muncie, Ind.) and all-state for two consecutive years ... a four-year starter at outside hitter ... Led her team to the 2003 Hoosier Heritage Conference championship ... Five-year starter on the Munciana Open club team ... An all-state academic selection and received the Yorktown academic excellence award.
Personal: Amanda N. Cloyd was born April 15, 1986, in Muncie, Ind. ... Is the daughter of Greg and Barb Cloyd ... Has one sibling, a younger brother, Brandyn ... Enrolled in human nutrition, foods and exercise.