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Amanda Gerdeman
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
High School: Mandarin High
Experience: 3 Letters
Amanda Gerdeman Bio
Release: 09/20/2007

2006-07:  Outstanding relay swimmer...Member of three title-winning 400y Free Relay teams ...Also a member of the 400y Free Relay team that took third (3:33.65) at the NEC championships, swimming the fastest relay time of season...Shared in breaking the school record in the 200y Free Relay, clocking in at 1:36.50 for runner-up finish at the conference meet...Saw second place as a member of the 400y Medley Relay team swimming 4:06.89 at the Highlander Invitational...Received All-NEC honors in both the 200y and 400y Free Relays...Individually, she achieved three career bests throughout the season: 100y Free (54.21; NEC Championships), 100y Fly (1:00.37; NEC Championships); 200y Back (2:18.96, Highlander)...Named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06: Finished season setting four personal best records: 50y Free (24.99, NEC Championships), 100y Free (54.44, NEC Championships), 100y Back (1:02.35, NEC Championships), and 200y Back (2:19.07, Radford Invitational)...Member of the 200y Free Relay team with a season best time of 1:38.18 at the NEC Championships...Also a member of the 400y Free Relay team...Named to the NEC Honor Roll in the fall and Dean’s List in the spring...Earned Most Improved team award.

2004-05:  Achieved first place finishes as part of two 200y Free Relay teams: one against Radford and one against Campbell...Took first place as member of 200y Medley Relay team against Campbell...Placed second as part of 400y Free Relay team in a dual meet against Florida International and North Florida...Individually, took third place in 200y Free against Radford with a time of 2:06.88 and fourth in the same meet in 200y Back (2:24.29).

Prep:  Graduated from Mandarin High School in 2004...Named to All-Conference team four times...Team was three-time conference champs...Qualified for state championships all four years...Honored as a team captain her junior and senior campaigns...Also earned three letters in bowling...An honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal:  Born November 24, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio ... The daughter of Gary and Pat Gerdeman ... Biggest influence on her sports career has been her parents because they always encouraged her to do her best and to never give up...Accounting major with hope to be a forensic accountant in the future.