Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#42 Amanda Pierson
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Munden, Kan.
High School: Belleville HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Amanda Pierson's career and season-by-season stats Get Acrobat Reader

2009-10 (Junior): Key reserve for the Wildcats in her first season with the team, appearing in 30 contests while making two starts ... Tallied 65 points and 55 rebounds while shooting .500 from the field in 10.9 minutes per game ... Finished tied for second on the team with 13 blocked shots ... Made the start in first career Pac-10 Tournament game, logging 18 minutes while hitting both field goal attempts and grabbing four rebounds against Washington State (3/11) ... Played season-best 26 minutes and snared seven rebounds against UCLA (3/6) ... Tallied nine points while hitting three field goals and three free throws against Cal State Northridge (2/16) ... Pulled down season-high nine rebounds in 21 minutes of play at Oregon (2/11) ... Posted season-best three blocked shots while adding five rebounds against Washington (2/6) ... Inserted into starting lineup for first time at UC-Riverside (12/23) ... Knocked down 3-of-4 field goals and all four free throw attempts against Nevada (12/4) ... Tallied first points in an Arizona uniform against Miami (Ohio), finishing with eight points to go along with four rebounds in 13 minutes (11/15).

Seward County C.C.: Completed her first two collegiate seasons playing for head coach Toby Wynn at Seward County Community College ... Guided the Lady Saints to 28-6 record as a sophomore while averaging 12 points, six rebounds and 2.4 blocks ... Named to the NJCAA Division I All-Region VI team and second-team All-Jayhawk West Conference ... Named both the Jayhawk West and NJCAA Player of the Week during the season ... Honored as an NJCAA Academic All-American ... Appeared in all 32 games as a freshman, averaging 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds while tallying 1.7 blocked shots ... Her 54 blocks were good for seventh all-time in a single season ... Tallied season-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting against Dodge City ... Pulled down season-best nine rebounds against San Diego City ... Best all-around game came against Cloud County with 12 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots in just 22 minutes of action.

High School: Three-year letterwinner for head coaches Shane Stout (freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons) and Doug Lull (senior season) at Republic County High School ... Led Buffaloes to an undefeated 26-0 season and 3A state championship as a junior in 2006 under Stout ... As a senior, averaged 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots ... Finished prep career with 257 blocked shots, holding school records for single season and career ... Named to the North Central Athletic Association All-Conference first team and was a Salina Journal Honorable Mention All-Area pick ... Tabbed second-team all-state by both the Topeka Journal and the Wichita Eagle newspapers ... Chosen first-team all-conference as a junior ... Led the Buffaloes to a combined record of 60-12 over three seasons ... Also lettered three years in volleyball and four years in softball.

Personal: Born Amanda Mary Pierson on January 16, 1989 in Belleville, Kan. to Rick and Melinda Pierson ... Has two older brothers, Eli and Brandon, sisters-in-law Emily and Ashley, and a niece, Cheyenne ... Public health major at Arizona ... Also recruited by Colorado State, Memphis, Florida and Idaho ... Would like to be an extension agent after college ... Most prized possession is her bible ... Would most like to meet Paul McCartney ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music and watching movies.

I chose Arizona because ... I really liked the coaching staff and everything about the school itself. I was also excited to be a part of rebuilding a team into a legacy.

Career Highs

Points10, vs. Nevada, 12/4/09
Rebounds9, at Oregon, 2/11/10
FG Made3, four times, last vs. Northern Arizona, 11/15/10
FG Att7, vs. Miami (Ohio), 11/15/09
3PT Made0
3PT Att0
FT Made4, twice, last vs. Nevada, 12/4/09
FT Att5, vs. Cal State Northridge, 2/16/10
Assists2, vs. Iona, 12/28/10
Steals2, vs. Iona, 12/28/10
Blocks4, at Oregon State, 3/3/11
Minutes26, at UCLA, 3/6/10