|Position:||Director, Athletic Academic Services|
|Alma Mater:||Wichita State|
Amanda Hajdu oversees the athletics study center and is responsible for ensuring the academic success, eligibility and progress toward graduation of more than 400 student-athletes.
During the 2015-16 school year, UND's student-athletes combined to achieve a 3.201 grade-point average, the second-best recorded single-year GPA in the history of UND Athletics and just shy of the school record 3.23 GPA set in 2014-15.
Sixteen of UND’s 19 teams boasted a team GPA of 3.0 or better across the 2015-16 academic year, led by women’s golf (3.566), women’s swimming & diving (3.500), women’s track & field (3.464), women’s cross country (3.417), women’s hockey (3.412), and men’s cross country (3.405).
Seventy student-athletes had a Fall 2015 semester GPA of 4.0, while 69 had a Spring 2016 GPA of 4.0. Additionally, 25 student-athletes possessed a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA through the end of Spring 2016 semester.
Also of note in 2015-16:
- Shelby Amsley-Benzie (hockey), Jimmy Evers (track) and Nick Mattson (hockey) received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
- Amsley-Benzie, Evers and Lauren Clarke (volleyball) each earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors
- Amsley-Benzie also received a WCHA Postgraduate Scholarship and was named WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year
- A Big Sky Conference-leading four teams earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards: men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s tennis, women’s basketball)
- The men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams both earned fall and winter CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Awards
- Men’s and women’s cross country were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
- A school-record 221 student-athletes earned academic all-conference honors
- 155 student-athletes made UND’s Dean’s List in 2015-16 and 91 made the President’s Roll of Honor
Hajdu came to UND after three years at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, where she was a student support services program advisor from 2007-09 and an admissions counselor in 2006-07.
Hajdu has previous ties to UND athletics, having served as an assistant volleyball coach in 2008 and a graduate assistant volleyball coach in 2004 and 2005.
Hajdu graduated from UND in 2006 with a master’s degree in communication. Prior to that, she was at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., and was an all-region honorable mention in volleyball before becoming a special needs coordinator and academic advisor. In 2004, she received the Breakthrough Club's Educator of the Year Award at BCCC.
Hajdu's family includes her husband, Jayson, and their daughters, Lucy and Posey.