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      Amanda Poppleton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elmira, N.Y.

High School:
Elmira Free Academy

Height:
5-4

Position:
Utility

B/T:
R/R

HIGH SCHOOL:

A native of Elmira, N.Y., and a two-year letterwinner on the Elmira Free Academy softball team, Poppleton will be the first player at Tennessee to hail from the state of New York...During her senior season (2007) she posted a .402 batting average and a .610 slugging percentage on the way to being tabbed as Elmira Free Academy's Female Athlete of the Year, a Class A New York All-State player and both All-Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) and Division...Was also selected as a Star Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.) Athlete of the Week and an All-Scholar team athlete...Played ASA softball with the Lady Ice and the Lady Bandits, finishing as the 2008 "Summer Sizzler" 18-U Runner-Up with the latter...Also lettered one year in cross country during high school...Spent the last year studying and playing softball at Corning (N.Y.) Community College.

PERSONAL:

Enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences...Lists working out and attending Major League Baseball games as her interests outside softball...Hopes to become a nutritionist following her playing days...Looks at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and the 2004 Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball as her biggest sports influences as both squads were underdogs who never gave up...Has two brothers, Alan Jr., 25, and Brian, 18...Amanda Marie Poppleton was born May 11, 1989, in Elmira, N.Y....Her parents are Alan Sr. and Janet Poppleton.

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