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7 - Amanda Cloyd Position: Libero
Class: Senior
Height: 5' 8"
High School: Yorktown
Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
 
photo Riley on Cloyd: A great player who has embraced our system of defense ... Has taken great strides in the off season in becoming one of the best liberos in the ACC.

2006: One of only three players to play in all 120 games, starting all 31 matches at libero ... Broke her own school record for digs in a single season, surpassing her 2005 total of 536 digs, ending the year with 569 digs ... Is currently third in Tech's career history, needing only 127 digs to take over the top spot ... Ranked fifth in the ACC with 4.73 digs per game and ninth with 0.38 aces per game ... Team leader in digs for 25 of 31 matches ... Reached double-digit digs in all but three matches with 14 contests of 20 or more and three 30-dig outings ... Notched a season-high 33 digs at North Carolina ... Led the team with 46 service aces ... Needs only 10 to move into 10th place in Virginia Tech history ... Landed a career-high four aces five times ... Named to East Carolina Tournament All-Tournament Team ... Selected to All-ACC Academic Team ... Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2005: Set the Virginia Tech single season record for digs with 536, averaging 4.87 per game as the starting libero ... Finished fourth in the ACC in digs 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 ... Second on the team with 20 service aces ... Third on the team with 31 assists ... 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 ACC 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 ... 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, with a minor in psychology.

Year GP K E TA PCT KPG AST SA DIG BS BA
2004 110 4 6 22 -0.091 0.04 36 26 478 0 0
2005 110 6 3 26 .115 0.05 31 20 536 0 0
2006 120 1 5 15 -0.267 0.01 34 46 569 0 0
2007 121 5 3 18 .111 0.04 67 25 617 0 0
Totals 461 16 17 81 -0.012 0.03 168 117 2200 0 0
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