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Amanda Oishi

Amanda What is your Major?
Biology -Education
What year are you?
Senior
What do you want to do after you graduate?
Hopefully teach high school science. If I can‘t get a job there, I want to teach at an Outdoor Science School
How long have you been shooting?
4 years
What/How did you get interested in archery?
I shot archery at summer camp when I was little. One day I found a finger glove that was my mom‘s from when she took archery as a PE class in college. I thought that was pretty cool and when I transferred to Long Beach, I signed up for the Kinesiology class.
If you named your bow, what is your bow‘s name and why did you name it that?
I have yet to find a good name for it, but it‘ll probably have one shortly.
What is your secret talent?
I can make a song cue out of anything.
Do you have any good scar or bone braking stories?
I fractured my right arm when I was four playing monster tag with my cousins. They played tug-of-war and I was the rope.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
I would be a velociraptor. No explanation needed.
What‘s your favorite cartoon/ fictional/ anime character, and why?
My favorite character is Tajar because he‘s awesome.
What‘s the weirdest thing you‘ve ever eaten?
French toast with frosting in the middle then re-grilled. That and peaches, whipped cream, and graham crackers squished together in a zip-loc bag and then sucked out of the bag through the corner.
Are you a morning or night person?
Afternoon.
What was your favorite food as a child? Do you eat it now?
My Dad‘s chicken almond. Yup.
What‘s the worst thing you did as a little kid?
My little brother hated musical stuffed animals and would cry whenever they played. Guess what my older brother and I did ALL the time.
If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why?
Ireland, England, Japan, and Australia all top my list of places to go. I just think they‘d be interesting places to go.
When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why?
Harvey the Wonder Hamster. He had a kick-ass song.
What states and countries have you visited and lived in?
I‘ve only lived in California, but IÕve visited Arizona, Mass., Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey
Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who?
No, but people who are famous have been told they look like me.
What past era in History would you want to live in? Why?
Either the Middle Ages or during the Westward expansion period because I‘ve always been interested in those periods.

Medals, Awards & Accomplishments that you achieved in archery

  • 2008 State Indoor Mixed Team
  • 2008 West Region Rookie of the Year
  • 2008 All-West Team
  • 2008 USIAC Women‘s Compound Team 3rd place
  • 2008 Easton Cup Women‘s Compound 2nd place OR
  • 2008 Easton Cup Women‘s Compound 2nd place Round Robin
  • 2009 USIAC Mixed Teams 3rd place
  • 2009 West Region Female Compound 1st place



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