UO Fast Break Club Scholarship Update
UO Fast Break Club is now on Flickr!

UPDATE from Amanda Johnson

Okay, well let's see. After the 2011-2012 season ended, I had a challenging experience trying out for the Phoenix Mercury WNBA team. Throughout those few weeks I learned an immense amount about myself as a person and basketball player.

I spent the summer with my family in California and my partner's family in Kansas. In September 2012, I began competing with the club DUNAV 8806 in Bulgaria in the professional league there with Kristina Santiago from Cal Poly (whom played for Shandrika Lee from last year's staff). It was such an amazing experience getting to be immersed in a new culture, learn a new language and be able to live out my dream of playing professional basketball! And we won! We were the league champions and won the tournament at the end of the year!

Amanda JohnsonI spent the summer of 2013 in California and Kansas again, before heading off to Switzerland for the 2013-2014 season. I was in the southern part of Switzerland, in the Ticino region, which was absolutely gorgeous. I lived about 5 minutes from the Italian border and took every opportunity to travel and indulge in the delicious food of the region. My team, Riva San Vitale, was successful in our league as well, holding second place throughout most of the season!

In the spring of this year, I decided it was time to hang up my sneakers and officially retire at the age of 24, haha.

I spent some time with family and friends again before returning to Eugene in June to finish my master's program in Couples and Family Therapy. Throughout the summer and fall terms, I completed the required coursework, saw clients as an intern, and began tutoring student-athletes at the Jacqua Center.

As of now, I can officially say I have my Master's of Science in Couples and Family Therapy and have accepted a position with Support Services for Student-Athletes that I will be starting right after the new year! I love being back in Eugene; being away was a wonderful experience but the community here is one of a kind.

Go Ducks!!


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