Amanda, wanting to be just like her older brother, started swimming when she was 4. Before joining the John Carroll University Blue Streaks, she swam for multiple local Pittsburgh teams. In addition to swimming Amanda enjoys running both track and cross country. She is a Biology major.
In her swimming career for Mars High School, Amanda was a district qualifier all four years. Her sophomore year she made the cut for the state meet. Amanda attributes her ability to manage her time to years of morning practice.
2014-2015: Amanda competed in backstroke and distance freestyle events for second-year head coach Mark Fino. This was the first season Amanda had ever done a supplementary lifting program and the work paid off. She achieved personal bests at the Ohio Athletic Conference meet.