Amanda Dunn – Athlete
For 20 years Amanda Dunn’s name was synonymous with the sport of racquetball in Prince Albert. She was one of the country’s elite players and also a coach in the sport for many years.
A member of the Prince Albert Racquetball Association from 1986-2005 as player and coach, Dunn qualified for provincial championships each year of her involvement. As a junior, Dunn was the Canadian Champion for five straight years, from 1993 to 1997 and a member of the National Junior Team from 1995 to 1997. Moving up to the women’s division in 1998, Dunn would secure a spot with the Canadian National team through to 2005. In 2000 and 2002 Dunn would strike gold in women’s doubles.
Internationally Dunn would dominate in the Junior Division, winning World titles from 1996 to 1997. At the World Championships in 2000 in San Luis Potos, Mexico Dunn would win silver in women’s doubles, silver with the women’s team and was part of the Canadian team that won the overall World Title.
San Juan, Puerto Rico would host the 2002 World Racquetball Championships where Dunn and the Canadian team would win silver overall, in the women’s division along with the PA girls’ silver medal performance in women’s doubles.
At Amanda Dunn’s final World Championships, in 2004 in Anyang, South Korea, her women’s doubles team would win bronze, with the Canadian women’s team taking silver and the Canadians overall also in the silver medal position.
Dunn was the Saskatchewan Athlete of the month during 1996 and was named the 1998 Prince Albert Sportswoman of the Year. Besides coaching racquetball Dunn, who is a certified Level 2 Coach, also coaches volleyball, basketball and badminton, sports she also participates in. As a mother, she also is very involved in her children’s activities including Prince Albert Minor Hockey Association and Timberland Bowbenders archery club.