Mendoza Business Magazine (University of Notre Dame)
When Amanda McKendree’s Father Fell Victim to a Rare Disease, She Found a Way to Fight Back
In high school and college, Amanda McKendree was something of a softball phenom.
“I held the high school record for a long time in the number of strike-outs. The same with college,” said the former pitcher for Chatham University in Pittsburgh. “Growing up, softball was something that we shared as a family, every night out in the yard after dinner.”
Her dad and coach, Joe McKendree, thought her best pitch was her slider. He called it her bread and butter. McKendree, a Management & Organization associate teaching professor, wasn’t so sure.