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4x Far West League All-Conference Selection

3x North Bend HS MVP

Amanda was already and accomplished high school athlete when she first came to Northwest in the fall of 2017. Aspiring for a future career in nursing, and a desire to stay close to her family on the south coast, the universities where she could pursue both a collegiate athletic career and her dream profession were few.

Entering her senior season without any offers, Amanda came to Northwest and laid out a very clear plan. "I'm going to go to Oregon Tech. I'm a good enough player, but not a good enough athlete. I need to get better, I'll do whatever it takes".

It took a lot. Hours of drills and workouts, (improving her vertical jump nearly seven inches over a 4 month period). It was with that singular focus, and hours of work at Northwest that she made the jump from an athlete interested in playing at the next level, to a core member of the 2018 Oregon Tech Volleyball recruiting class and a scholarship athlete. Looking back on her experience, Ms. Powley would go on to say "Every practice, tournament, game, workout session, and camp paid off. I did it, I'm going to be a collegiate athlete."

In addition to her hard work and dedication to improving in the facility, Amanda also works full-time, gives volleyball lessons to youth athletes, and is an exemplary student with a 3.85 GPA


As our board evaluates each of our Northwest Athletic Scholarship finalists, we are giving you the chance to support your favorite athlete by donating to their collegiate experience. All donations made to athletes through the Northwest Speed School are tax deductible, with 75% going directly to each athlete by way of a cash scholarship and the remaining funds aimed toward our mission of bringing athletic equipment and expertise to low income, native, and rural athletes.

Amanda Powley Scholarship Finalist

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