Andover Central junior Amanda Kakoulias has verbally committed to play for Emporia State University for the 2016-17 school year. Kakoulias will be a two-sport athlete; she will play for the women's basketball team and compete for the track and field team.

Kakoulias just returned from the Junior National track meet in Iowa, where she earned a gold medal in the javelin (131 feet, 7 inches) and took fifth in the shot put (39' 3.5').

Kakoulias is a standout athlete for the Jaguars. She competed in several events at the state track meet this past May, and she helped the Jaguars get to the state tournament during girls basketball season. She also plays volleyball for the Jaguars.