24 Amanda Peek
24 Amanda Peek
Height: 5-5
Hometown: La Crescenta, CA
High School: Crescenta Valley
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R


Peek was one of two Matadors to play in and start all 47 games for Northridge in her junior season ... hit .415 with a .553 on-base and .699 slugging percentage ... OBP finished ninth in Division I ... batting average was sixth-best figure in school history for a single season ... led Matadors for third-straight year in hits (51), runs (29), home runs (8), RBIs (28), total bases (86) ... also drew 37 walks, setting a school record, drawing 0.8 walks per game, the ninth-best figure in Division I ... named to All-Big West Second Team after hitting .320 in BWC games with five home runs, 16 hits, 15 runs, nine RBIs and 23 walks ... earned Big West Co-Player of the Week honors after hitting 1.000 with four runs, two hits, two RBIs, one double and home run and nine walks in series against Cal Poly on Apr. 5-6 ... scored a career-high three runs in comeback win over Centenary on Feb. 23 ... matched feat with three runs against UC Davis on May 10 ... drove in season-high three runs against North Dakota on Mar. 7 ... led team with two triples, picking up the hits against Mississippi St. (Feb. 9) and Seton Hall (Feb. 16) ... put together a 12 and nine-game hitting streak during the season ... hit .667 in season-ending series against UC Davis with five runs, two home runs and three RBIs ... finished season with three stolen bases.


Named to All-Big West First Team for second-straight year ... Named Big West Player of the Week on March 19 after helping Matadors defeat then-No. 24 Florida State and then-No. 7 Washington ... primarily played catcher during sophomore season, starting all 47 games ... led team in runs (32), hits (43), home runs (13), RBIs (29), total bases (88), on-base percentage (.442) and slugging percentage (.688) ... finished second on the team with a .336 batting average ... registered a .970 fielding percentage and committed only four errors ... finished season with nine multi-RBI games, 12 multi-hit games and scored multiple runs seven different times ... recorded at least one hit in 28 of 47 games ... belted a pair of solo home runs against UC Davis on May 11 ... drove in seven RBIs on six hits in doubleheader against Siena on Feb. 27 ... recorded new career highs in hits (4) and RBIs (4) in game one against Saints and followed it up with two more hits and three more RBIs in game two ... recorded two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs in victory over Washington on Mar. 16 ... recorded season-high nine put-outs against BYU on Feb. 16 ... walked three times on three different occasions during Big West Conference play.


Peek earned Big West Freshman of the Year, All-Big West first-team and All-West Region second-team honors after leading the Matadors in batting (.408), runs scored (34), hits (53), doubles (14), home runs (13), runs batted in (27), total bases (108), slugging percentage (.831) and on base percentage (.470) ... made the Northridge single-season charts in three categories, tying for third in home runs, tying for fifth in doubles and tying for seventh in batting average ... started all 42 games ... had 13 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI contests ... never had her average dip below .361 and failed to register a hit just five times ... hit .436 during Big West play with eight homers and 15 RBI ... held a 19-game hitting streak from Apr. 2 to May 12 in which she went 26-for-57 (.456) with nine home runs and 17 runs batted in ... also had a 10-game hitting streak to start the season (15-for-32, .469) ... hit homers in four straight games from Apr. 12 to 15 ... was named Big West Player of the Week on May 1 after going 6-for-10 (.600) with six runs scored, four runs batted in, three doubles and a home run in a three-game sweep of UC Riverside (Apr. 29-30) ... posted three-hit contests against New Mexico (Feb. 10), Southern Utah (Feb. 23) and Utah (Mar. 18) ... drove in three runs on two occasions, against Cal Poly (Apr. 14) and UC Riverside (Apr. 29) ... scored twice in nine different games ... hit a walk-off home run in a 3-2 victory over UC Davis on May 12 ... also stole six bases, including a pair against UNLV on Mar. 16.




Peek played two years of baseball and two years of softball at Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, Calif. ... was a two-time Los Angeles Daily News first-team honoree ... named Pacific League Most Valuable Player as a senior ... also earned All-Area honors twice and All-State accolades as a senior ... graduated in 2004 with a 3.0 grade point average.


Born on October 3, 1986 in Hollywood, Calif. ... mother is Wilda Kier and father is Edward Peek ... has three brothers, Mark, Edward and Jason ... also recruited by Long Beach State, Alabama and Tennessee ... favorites include Mexican food and singer Kenny Chesney ... lists the best thing about being an athlete is competing and the toughest thing is keeping up with school while playing ... states that she can't imagine going a week without listening to music ... majoring in recreation and tourism management.

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