A star pitcher and outfielder for UCLA, Amanda has also played for teams competing around the world, including the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic squad in Sydney, Australia. In 1999 she earned gold at the U.S. Olympic Cup after opening the tournament with a complete-game victory over New Zealand. Amanda also finished third at the Canada Cup with the USA Blue team and participated in the Coca-Cola USA Softball Women's National Team Festival.
When the Bruins won the College World Series Championships in 1999, Freed's honors included first-team All-American, first-team All-Pacific Region, All-Pac-10 and All-Tournament team selection. Her winning percentage was .871. Amanda started all 69 games for UCLA that season, pitching a no-hitter in her collegiate debut, posting a 0.95 ERA and recording a .357 batting average which included an 18-game hitting streak.
Garden Grove League records for career strikeouts (816) and consecutive wins (26) belong to Freed, who finished with an 0.25 career ERA and 64-5 overall record at Pacifica High School. Amanda helped the team to a perfect 20-0 slate her junior year, plus a No. 8 USA Today national ranking and CIF Division III championship as a senior. She also led her 18-and-under ASA team, Gordon's Panthers, to first place in 1988 and entered UCLA as the No. 1 high school prospect in the country. Home is Cypress, California.