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Get to Know Amanda Johnson
May 02, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. -- A Duncan, Okla., native, Amanda Johnson is a redshirt freshman on the 12th-ranked University of Oklahoma women’s golf team. Johnson was a three-time state champion in high school and has competed individually in two tournaments this season, most recently placing third in the OBU Spring Invitational in Oklahoma City.

SoonerSports.com caught up with Johnson to find out about her interests off the golf course.


Full Name: Amanda Michelle Johnson

Nickname: “AJ” or “A to the Manda”

Interests/Hobbies Besides Golf: reading, painting, dancing and hanging out with Ja (teammate Chirapat Jao-Javanil)

Prized Possession: my great-great-grandma’s wedding ring

Three Words That Describe Me: loyal, compassionate, free-spirited

Most Memorable Sports Moment: winning the state championship my senior year of high school

Guilty Pleasure: Barnes and Noble

Best Hidden Talent: hip-hop dancing

A Movie Character/Role I’d Like to Play: Alice from “Alice in Wonderland”

A Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: the birth of Jesus Christ

Craziest Thing I’ve Done: I snuck into prom my freshman year of high school

Best Advice I’ve Ever Received: “Be whatever you decide, it’s beautiful.”

Dream Job: athletics director at OU

My Personal Anthem/Theme Song: “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree

If I Could Be on Any Reality TV Show It Would Be: “The Amazing Race” with Ja

If I Could Bring One Thing to Norman From My Hometown It Would Be: my book collection

What I Like Most About OU: the tradition

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