2009: Academic All-Big Ten ... Made her first collegiate appearance and career start in the team's upset win over No. 12 Southern California in the opening match of the season (8/28) ... Started in three matches on the season and played in 22 total ... Posted a career-high nine digs at Cleveland State (9/5) ... Recorded 40 total digs ... Tallied five digs vs. Albany (9/29), six at Clemson (9/18) and five at Penn State (11/27) ... Recorded assists in four different matches - vs. North Carolina (8/29), at Illinois-Chicago (9/12), at Clemson (9/18) and vs. Presbyterian (9/19) ... Had a career-high two service aces at Wisconsin (10/9).
2008: Redshirt season.
High School: Was teammates with current Spartan and sister Allyson Karaba at North Muskegon ... Followed an all-state junior season in 2007 with an all-conference selection during her senior season in 2008 ... Was named the as the team's most valuable player in 2008 ... Helped North Muskegon win the Class C State Championship in 2006 and helped the team earn runner-up honors in 2007 ... Four time letterwinner in track and a three time letterwinner in basketball as well as team captain in 2008 ... Helped the track team win the regional and conference championship in 2008 ... Graduated in the top five of her class and was a member of the highest honor roll ... Student Body and National Honors Society President.
Personal: Full name is Amanda Jo Karaba ... Born in Muskegon, Mich. to parents Albert and Deborah Karaba on Nov. 15, 1989 ... Older sister, Allyson, is also a member of the Spartan volleyball squad ... Plans to major in interior design.
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