Updated: December 15, 2015
2015: ACC Player of the Week following Michigan State’s Spartan Invite where she earned all-tournament team honors … Totaled 378 kills, averaging 3.10 kills per set … Collected 287 digs and 37 blocks … Recorded 11 double-doubles … Posted double-figure kills in 12 consecutive matches … Upped her career-high to 20 kills versus Miami (OH) … Set a season-high of 14 digs against Butler … Downed three aces on three occasions: East Tennessee State, Bowling Green, and Chattanooga … Averaged 5.00 kills per set against both Miami (OH) and Middle Tennessee … Registered 13 kills and 11 digs at No. 19 Michigan State … Attacked at a .421 rate with 19 kills at Wake Forest.
2014: Appeared in all 31 matches with 30 starts… Averaged 2.12 kills and 2.6 digs per set… Led the team with 31 aces… Had six matches with double-doubles… Notched 12 kills, 13 digs and four blocks at No. 19 Kentucky… Had 14 kills versus No. 12 Illinois… Recorded 13 kills and 13 digs at Wake Forest… Notched career-highs with 16 kills and 22 digs against Clemson… Had 10 kills and 11 digs at Virginia… Tallied nine kills and 18 digs versus Louisville.
2013: Appeared in all 34 matches for the Hokies with 24 starts… Was second on the team with 29 aces and fourth in digs with 252, averaging 2.05 per set… Tallied six kills, three aces and 12 digs against William & Mary… Notched 15 digs at Maryland… Recorded three kills, one ace and nine digs versus Duquesne… Had three aces and seven digs against Syracuse… Had a season-high 17 digs at Clemson… Notched three aces and five digs against Miami… Had one kills and nine digs at Notre Dame… Posted four aces and four digs versus Maryland… Recorded one kills, two assists, an ace and 13 digs against Pittsburgh.
High School: Helped St. Philip Catholic High School to four Class D State championships, winning in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012… Recognized as the 2012 Michigan Miss Volleyball… Named a 2012 MaxPreps All-American… Was a finalist for the PrepVolleyball Senior National Player of the Year as well as a finalist for the PrepVolleyball Junior National Player of the Year… Earned first team all-state honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was named second team in 2009… Claimed first team all-region and all-league recognition in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012… Was the league MVP in 2011 and 2012… Played club volleyball for DFFO… Also played basketball at St. Philip and was a member of the National Honor Society, Highest Honor Roll and a member of the top-ten senior class.
Personal: Amanda Louise McKinzie… Born Jan. 6, 1995 in Battle Creek, Mich…. Daughter of Bill and Kim McKinzie… Has two siblings, Seneca and Abby… Majoring in human development.