Amanda Scarborough is currently serving as a college softball analyst for ESPN and The Longhorn Network.
Amanda, a four-year Aggie letterman (2005-08), was a two-time NFCA All-American and is a household name in Division I softball. The right-handed pitcher was immediately a leader on the field for the Aggies, earning First Team All-America honors as a freshman in 2005. On the conference front, the standout impressed her peers and was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year, becoming the first in history to accomplish the feat. Amanda helped the Aggies back to the NCAA Super Regional level as a junior in 2007 and pushed them even farther, to their first Women’s College World Series (WCWS) appearance in over 20 years. Amanda’s second first-team All-America honor came the same year, and she was named the Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Year and was a USA Softball National Player of the Year Finalist. The Aggies returned to Oklahoma City in 2008 and fought to the team’s best finish since winning the national title in 1987. Amanda took a different role with the national runner-up team, leading from the dugout after a career-ending injury forced her to have multiple foot surgeries.
Amanda graduated from A&M with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in sport management. She will be inducted into the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame on October 31st. On top of her television duties, she is also the lead pitching instructor at The Packaged Deal.