The Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club is thrilled to congratulate Amanda Chambers on her recent NCAA Division I scholarship signing with the San Diego State University Aztecs! Amanda will join the Aztecs in the fall of 2021 as an attacker where she plans to major in Criminal Justice and minor in Social Justice Counselling.
For the past three seasons Amanda has enhanced the Tsunami NCL programming through her unparalleled athleticism, competitive drive and commitment to water polo. Originally from Victoria, BC, Amanda first joined Tsunami in 2018 where she made an immediate impact on our female program. In the fall of 2019 Amanda moved to Edmonton full-time to pursue her water polo career. This move not only displayed Amanda’s drive and commitment, but also her strength as a student-athlete as she transitioned to full-time online schooling without impacting her high academic standards.
“It is not often that you come across an athlete like Amanda. From the moment I met her she impressed me with her ability to constantly create opportunities in the pool and her determination to reach the next level. I could not be happier for her and know she has found a great fit at SDSU. It will be exciting to watch her NCAA career unfold and I look forward to seeing her contribute to the Aztecs program.”
– Raine Paul, Tsunami Head Coach
Amanda has a dynamic, creative and explosive style of play which makes her one of the top threats on Tsunami’s offensive line-up. Through her speed, strength and agility Amanda is always creating opportunities for her team and brings energy to all competitive environments. As the 2020 U19 Girls Offensive Player of the Year, Amanda is sure to make an immediate impact for the Aztecs where she will be the first Canadian to join the roster since 2008.
“Amanda is a very exciting and dynamic player. She is an offensive threat whenever she is in the pool and has the innate ability to create 1 on 1 scoring opportunities through her strength and speed. She will be a wonderful addition to the SDSU program and I can’t wait to see how well she does down in sunny California!”
– Chris Toy, Tsunami NCL Coach
“Amanda’s eagerness to learn, dedication and powerful presence in the water makes her a really special player. She will be a great addition to the SDSU program and I am excited to see her explosive break offence in NCAA action!”
– Emily Riddle, Tsunami NCL Coach
Prior to her career at Tsunami Amanda was a key member of the Saanich Water Polo School. Giving back to her home community, Amanda is currently working with a new generation of young athletes who aspire to follow in her footsteps. Amanda is an excellent ambassador for both the Edmonton and Victoria water polo communities.
On behalf of the entire Tsunami family, congratulations Amanda! Tsunami is excited for you to begin your NCAA chapter. Go Aztecs!