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#12 Amanda Platte
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mount Vernon, Iowa
High School: Mount Vernon
Club: Iowa Rockets
Major: Accounting/Finance/Economics
Experience: 1 Letter
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Sophomore Year (2012): Played in all 29 matches and started 23 ... finished with 235 kills and a 2.33 kills per set average, both ranked second on the team ... her kills per set was 24th in the Missouri Valley Conference ... tallied 47 block assists, which was third on the team ... set a new career-high in kills with 16 against UNI on 10/6 ... had double figure kills in a team-leading 12 matches ... had a career-high eight digs against Nebraska Omaha on 9/21 ... tallied a career-high five block assists against Cincinatti on 9/1 ... honorable mention MVC scholar athlete selection.

Freshman Year (2011): Played in 12 matches and started one ... tallied 15 kills with 11 digs ... had her career-high of five kills against Boise St. and UNI.

Prep: Three-sport star at Mount Vernon High School earned four varsity letters in volleyball and basketball and three in track and field ... three-time all-WAMAC selection in volleyball and basketball ... led the Mustangs to Iowa Class 3A State Championships in Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field in 2010 ... led Mount Vernon to back-to-back volleyball state championships in 2009 and 2010, earning all-state tournament honors in the process ... earned IGCA all-state, all-state academic and senior select honors in both volleyball and basketball as a senior ... led basketball team in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists as a senior.

Other: Placed 6th at the 2011 Drake Relays with a personal-best throw of 128-6 in the discus ... teammates with Sarah Ryan, who is on the Drake softball team.

Personal: Born Nov. 1, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa ... daughter of Mark and Kris Platte ...  has one sister, Allison ... honored with the 2012-13 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence award.