Blumenherst Up For National
March 15, 2009
Far Hills, N.J. - Reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion
Amanda Blumenherst was one of several American athletes
nominated for the AAU Sullivan Award for 2008, which
recognizes the outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S.
The 22-year-old Blumenherst, from Scottsdale, Ariz., is
currently a senior at Duke University. She's had a decorated
amateur career, representing the USA on the victorious Curtis
Cup squads in 2006 and 2008, leading Duke to two NCAA
Championships and becoming the first ever three-time ACC
Individual champion. The past two years she's won the Nancy
Lopez Award, which recognizes the top female amateur golfer.
Last summer at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, Blumenherst
emerged as the
Women's Amateur champion after defeating Azahara
Munoz of Spain in the final
Presented annually since 1930, the Sullivan also is based on
leadership, character, sportsmanship and the ideals of
amateurism. It is a salute to James E. Sullivan, founder and
past president of the Amateur Athletic Union and a pioneer in
amateur sports. Based on the qualities of leadership,
character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism, the
AAU Sullivan Award goes beyond athletic accomplishments and
honors those who have shown strong moral character.
Voting will take place until March 27, with the winner
announced April 15 in New York.
Click here to see the full list of
-- cast your ballot for the outstanding amateur athlete of