2003 (Junior): Played in 35 games, starting in 35... Hit .286 on the season, with five doubles and 11 RBIs... Had nine runs on 26 hits and 13 bases on balls... Hit a home run versus Long Island on March 21... Was named to Big West All-Conference Honorable Mention softball team.
2002 (Sophomore): Played in 34 games at catcher, starting 27... Hit .167 on the season, scoring nine runs on 15 hits and four bases on balls... Had seven RBIs... Hit first career home run on May 4 versus Cal Poly... Hit 2-3, scored one run, had one RBI and a double against UC Riverside on May 11.
2001 (Freshman): Played in 18 games, starting 13 for the Aggies... Hit .216 on the season, with eight hits and an RBI... Posted one sacrifice and three walks... Was a combined 4-6 versus Southern Utah on April 25.
2000: Redshirted due to a shoulder injury.
High School: A four-year letterwinner for coach Heather Illsely at Cypress High School... Hit .345 during her senior season, while recording a .433 on base percentage and collecting 24 RBIs... Served as team captain and received all-league honorable mention honors as a senior... Also a letterwinner in basketball and a three-year letterwinner in water polo... A two-time all-league selection in water polo... Was captain of the water polo team during her senior season, leading the team to a league championship... Graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
Personal: Major is physical education with sociology minor... Would like to work as a physical education teacher and coach... Enjoys ATC riding, hanging out at the beach and sledding with the softball team in the winter... Said her most memorable USU softball experience was beating Fresno State in her first collegiate game... Born on Feb. 28, 1981... Daughter of Kenneth and Carol Ann Carlson... Full name is Amanda Dean Carlson... Has one sibling, Chase.