Amanda Benson, the United States libero signs her first professional volleyball contract with Vandoeuvre Nancy Volleyball in France.
Benson is currently playing with Team USA at the FIVB World Grand Prix as one of the team’s liberos. The American’s are currently 4-2 in the competition sitting in third place going into week three.
Additionally, Benson was a member of the U.S. team that took gold at the Pan American Games, saying the win gave the team a lot of momentum going forward, looking on to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Benson played with the University of Oregon in 2016 for her senior season, where she was just 53 digs shy of the program’s record. She finished second in both career digs per set (4.63) and digs (2,146). In her final season with the Ducks, Benson picked up a career-best 575 digs for the season. In all four seasons, Benson picked up at least 500 digs.
With Vandoeuvre Nancy, Benson looks to learn a lot and bring her best game every day.
roookie szn?Nancy, FRANCE?? with @vnvb.officiel special thanks to @ryanjayowens and the @elitevolley family for all of their hard work and support! But first let’s go get another gold medal with @usavwnt at the World Grand Prix ??? #PRODUCKS #Repost @elitevolley (@get_repost) ・・・ NEW #PROVOLLEY CONTRACT FOR AMANDA BENSON!!! Signed 2017-18 with VANDOEUVRE NANCY VB in FRANCE A1! #ELITEVOLLEYEXCLUSIVE Looking forward to seeing what she will bring to her pro club @vnvb.officiel in the French @LNV league! Great job on GOLD at #PANAMCUP2017 and good luck in @FIVB #FIVBGRANDPRIX with your first match vs #Russia on July 7th 🙂 http://worldgrandprix.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/schedule/7709-USA-Russia CV: bit.ly/BENSONcv FB Page: fb.me/amanadabensonvolley Follow her @amandasbenson on Instagram COUNTRY: USA HEIGHT: 5’7 (170 cm) WEIGHT: 147 lbs (66 kg) HITTING HAND: RIGHT CURRENT/LAST TEAM: @USAVWNT / @oregonvb NATIONAL TEAM PLAYING HISTORY: CAPS = 5 2017: Senior | Currently FIVB GRAND PRIX & USA National Team Pan Am Cup 2012: Junior | NORCECA GAMES, City, Nicaragua | 3rd; Bronze AWARDS/HONORS/CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 | Gold Medal @ Pan Am Cup (Peru) 2016 AVCA Pacific North All-Region… 2nd in UO history with 2,146 career digs (1 of only 2 to reach 2,000 digs)… PAC 12 First Team… AVCA Honorable Mention All-American… 2014; 2015 PAC 12 Honorable Mention… 2014 AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention… PAC 12 All Star Team (Beijing, China)… 2013 PAC 12 All Freshman Team… #EliteVolleyAgency #EliteVolleyExclusivePlayer #EliteVolleyFAM #Volleyball #TeamUSA #USAVOLLEYBALL @EuroVolley @cevolleyball @fivbvolleyball #amanadabensonvolley #pallavolo #VNVB #NANCYVOLLEY #LNV @Volleyball @usavwnt @avcavolleyball @usavolleyball