#27 Amanda Michaelson
Junior
Third Base/Catcher - 3B/C
Height: 5-5
Bats/Throws - R/R
Hometown: Shoreview, Minn.
High School: Mounds View H.S. ('05)
Major: Water Management


Batting Statistics
Year
GP
Avg
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG
BB
HBP
2009
36
.327
104
15
34
7
1
0
20
43
.413
8
0
2008
37
.323
99
13
32
8
0
2
18
46
.465
7
2
2007
34
.250
96
11
24
8
0
0
10
32
.333
9
0
2006
32
.269
67
13
18
0
0
0
3
18
.269
12
0
Total
139
.295
366
52
108
23
1
2
51
139
.380
36
2
Year
GP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB-ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%
2009
36
13
0
.368
2
4
3-3
204
14
6
.973
2008
37
17
0
.373
2
5
7-8
97
37
15
.899
2007
34
15
0
.306
3
10
6-6
35
45
13
.860
2006
32
12
0
.380
0
1
2-3
40
50
7
.928
Total
139
57
0
.355
7
20
18-20
376
146
41
.927
 

2009 - Named to the MIAC All-Conference Team...played in 36 games for the Cobbers...hit a career-high .364 in conference games and .327 in all games...led the team in RBI (20) in 2009 and was third on the team in hitting..was also second on the team in doubles (5) and triples against MIAC opponents...in conference play she hit safely in 17 of the team's 22 games for the second straight year. In her final two seasons Michaelson had at least one hit in 34 of Concordia's 44 league games...had five multiple-hit games and had a pair of three-hit performances during the season...finished the conference season with a career-high .470 slugging percentage and a .400 on-base percentage...led the league in pickoffs, was ninth in putouts with 118 and made only four errors in 130 chances...recorded her first collegiate triple against Carleton on Apr. 14.

2008 - Named to the MIAC All-Conference Team...played in 37 games for the Cobbers... finished the year with a .323 average, marking the first time in her career at any level that she has batted above .300... led the team in hitting and had an identical .323 average in conference play...finished the season by hitting in 12 consecutive games - the longest hitting streak by any CC player in the season and longest since the 2006 season...also led the team in hits (32) and doubles (8), was also second in slugging percentage (.465), on-base percentage (.373), RBI's (18) and stolen bases (7)...in conference play she hit safely in 17 of the team's 22 games...had four multiple-hit games and had an RBI in seven of the league games...had a .348 on-base percentage in conference games and recorded a slugging percentage of .446...recorded her first collegiate home run against Hamline on Apr. 20.

2007 - Played in 34 games for the Cobbers...tied for first on the team in doubles (8)....tied for third on the team in runs scored (11)...also led the team in sacrifice bunts (10), second in stolen bases (6), second in total plate appearances (118), third in walks (9) and fourth in total bases (32)...had five multiple-hit games including a season-high three hits against Aquinas College on Mar. 4.

2006 - Played and started in 32 games for the Cobbers...batting average of .269 with 18 hits and 3 RBI...fielding percentage of .928.

Personal: Letter winner in softball...daughter of Richard Michaelson and Deborah O'Brien...listens to Ben Folds, Green Day, Flogging Molly, and Fall Out Boy...favorite foods are steak and pasta...favorite movies are A League of Their Own, Good Fellas, Mighty Ducks, and Rent...enjoys playing golf and volleyball, ice fishing, and dancing.

The person I admire most: "My dad because he is a very strong person and has a good head on his shoulders. I look up to him in everything I do."

Why did you choose to come to Concordia? "As soon as I walked on campus, I instantly felt at home."

The MICHAELSON File

Nickname: Mikey

One word that best describes me: outgoing

Where you would go if you could spend one week anywhere in the world: Ireland

Favorite food: Popsicles

Favorite restaurant: Porter House

Favorite movie: A League of Their Own

Favorite TV Shows: Gilmore Girls

Favorite musical group: Hanson

Favorite book: My Sister's Keeper

Favorite holiday: Christmas

One thing I can't live without: My sunglasses

What is the best gift you ever received: Kathleen

The three people I would most like to meet: Grandpa, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres

Biggest influence on my athletic career: Dad

If I were to play another sport it would be: Basketball

Favorite pro sports team: Twins

My dream job is: Athletic Director at a college

Before each game I: put on my sunglasses and look mean

What was the first CD you ever owned: Public Enemy

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Appear on the Hannah Montana Show

If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: Dancing With the Stars

The best thing about Fargo-Moorhead is: The tremendous people that work in the sports information department

This summer I: caught butterflies