Photos from the final day of the 2007 Big Ten Championships, hosted by Penn State
2006: Finished ninth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the discus with a toss of 43.34 meters (142-02) ... Hurled season-long throw in the discus at the Billy Hayes Invitational, marking 44.04 meters (144-06) for second place overall. Also placed seventh in the hammer throw at the event ... Earned second and third place in the discus and hammer throw at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational.
2005: Placed ninth in the discus at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a throw of 44.15 meters (144-10) ... Recorded a career-best in the hammer throw of 46.33 meters (152-00) at the 2005 Indiana Intercollegiates, placing second overall ... Won the discus at the 2005 Indiana State Invitational, leading a 1-2-3 Boilermaker finish with a throw of 44.58 meters (146-03). Also placed first at the 2004 University of Miami-Ohio Invitational in the discus.
2004 (Outdoor): Finished ninth in the discus at the U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships ... competed at the NCAA Mideast Regionals in the discus and at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the discus and hammer throw ... placed second in the discus at the Billy Hayes Invitational with a season-best throw of 153 feet, 4 inches ... earned first place in the discus at the Miami Invitational where she recorded a throw of 143-0 ... recorded pair of season-best throws against Indiana in the hammer throw (148-6) and shot put, grabbing fifth-place in both events ... placed third in the discus against Indiana with a throw of 146.3 ... (Indoor) Finished third in the shot put against Indiana State ... placed fifth in weight throw at Boilermaker Invitational with season-high mark of 49-7.75 ... placed 17th in weight throw at Big Ten Championships with a mark of 46-3.5.
High School: Graduated from LaVille High School in 2003 ... varsity letterwinner in track and field, volleyball and basketball ... two-time team track MVP ... four-time conference champion in the shot put ... won discus conference titles as a junior and senior ... two-time sectional/regional champion in the discus ... placed fifth at state meet in the discus with a school-record throw of 144-4 ... holds the school record in the shot put at 41-2 ... went undefeated in the shot put as a freshman ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Given name is Amanda Valentine Bodnar ... daughter of Julie Ann Bodnar ... has two brothers, Jesse and Tony, and one sister, Lilly ... majoring in pre-communication ... working on getting ASL interpreting license.