IUPUI head softball coach Amanda Rivera was one of six former University of Illinois-Chicago student-athletes recently named to the 2013 UIC Hall of Fame Class.
On Friday, Feb. 1, at the UIC Athletics Reunion and Hall of Fame
Banquet, Rivera will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame along
with Don August, Bob Augustine, Cedrick Banks, Blake Booher, and
Fernando Reyes. The dinner will take place at the UIC Forum in Chicago.
Rivera, who played for the Flames from 2000-04, has her name firmly planted throughout the UIC and Horizon League record books.
The Redondo Beach, Calif., native is the Flames' all-time career leader
in home runs (52) and also leads the Horizon League in that category.
She enjoyed a stellar senior campaign in 2004, earning third-team
All-American honors, while also being named the Horizon League Player of
the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the League's postseason
tournament. Rivera is also second all-time at UIC in both career RBI's
(193) and bases on balls (125).
Rivera was named head coach at IUPUI in June of 2012 after serving two
stints as a volunteer assistant at Northwestern and was an assistant for
four years between North Carolina State and Indiana.