Finneytown Hall of Fame Honoree Amanda Borden
Amanda Borden was selected to join the Finneytown Hall of Fame in 2002 for 2 primary reasons: the way that she exemplifies both determination and perseverance. Oh, and she was the team captain for the 1996 USA women's Olympic gymnastics team that won gold in Atlanta, GA. But the Olympics is only the most visible component of her gymnastics accomplishments which also include three-time World Championship team member, Pan-American double gold medalist, six-time national team member, and the 1995 USAG Sportswoman of the Year.
Beyond her accomplishments on the spring floor, Amanda has dedicated her time helping the next generation of aspiring youngsters achieve their dreams inside the gym and out. After graduating summa cum laude from Arizona State with a degree in Elementary Education, she has been a motivational speaker for all ages (speaking both at Finneytown's Cottonwood Elementary and the High School, as well as numerous other venues nationwide), a commentator for ESPN, CBS, NBC, Fox, TBS, and has also volunteered time with the Special Olympics, Duschenne’s Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy, and the USAG’s Athlete's Advisory Council. Today, Amanda stays busy running two locations of her Gold Medal Gym around Phoenix, AZ and spending time with her husband Brad and 3 kids. Her overall determination and perseverance at life is what makes Finneytown proud to be Amanda's hometown!
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