#18 Amanda Beeson | Pitcher/1st Base
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Previous School: Waverly
Major: Business Administration
2014 Second Team All-GPAC
2014 GPAC Pitcher of the Week (March 18)
2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2013 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
2013 Omaha World-Herald Honorable Mention All-Nebraska
Beeson shined as one of the GPAC's top pitchers while appearing in the circle 37 times (30 starts) in Concordia's 48 games ... went 19-11 with a 2.55 ERA in 200.1 innings ... allowed 99 runs (73 earned) on 202 hits (.253 batting average against) and 41 walks ... led the GPAC with 189 strikeouts (second most in school history) ... recorded a career high 14 strikeouts in a win over Sterling College on March 21 ... fired a four-hit shutout to top league champion Morningside on May 3 ... finished career with 39-39 record, 470 strikeouts and a 3.04 ERA in 522.1 innings.
Beeson appeared in 23 games (21 starts) in the circle, logging a team high 134.2 innings (seventh in the GPAC)...went 8-12 with a 3.69 ERA and 141 strikeouts (second in the GPAC)...allowed 152 hits and 34 walks...over final 48.1 innings (seven starts) of the season, surrendered only 15 earned runs on 40 hits and nine walks while striking out 50...set a new career high with 13 strikeouts in a three-hit shutout against Central Christian (Kan.) on 3-20-13...went 5-for-20 with a double and four RBIs at the plate.
Amanda started 17 games on the mound during her sophomore season... Beeson pitched 14 complete games and finished with a 6-11 record allowing 65 runs (45 earned) and 122 hits with 22 walks and 73 strikeouts... Beeson also had 39 at bats with eight hits including two doubles and one triple along with eight RBIs and five runs scored
Amanda appeared in 34 games with 32 starts in her freshman season…split time between pitcher, first base and designated player…was 6-5 on the mound with a 3.56 ERA…started 10 games with seven complete games and one shutout…allowed 48 runs (38 earned) and 81 hits in 74.2 innings of work…batters hit .267 against her…hit .255 on the year with eight runs scored, six doubles and 11 RBI’s…struck out 11 batters vs. the University of Sioux Falls on 4-20-11.
Attended Waverly high school and played under coach Brook Ruhter for four years … Four year starter and letter winner … Senior year team captain … Sophomore year was named All-State honorable mention … Junior and senior year was named All-State honorable mention, Academic All-State, and All-Conference … Was a member of the National Honor Society, on the Academic Honor Roll, and FFA President for Waverly.
Born on July 28, in Lincoln, Nebraska … Daughter of Mike and Lisa Beeson … Has one older sister, Jacy, and one younger brother, Jack.