Blumenherst’s Career On Hold For Family

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Amanda Blumenherst has spent her summer traveling to Europe for golf, playing in multiple LPGA pro-ams, and following her husband’s career in the big leagues. You’d hardly guess she’s almost six months pregnant.
“It’s been so exciting,” Blumenherst told WANE-TV. “It has been so much fun and we’ve been loving every minute. Last week was the first week I noticed about five yards difference (in my golf game), but I’m still getting out there and playing.”
Blumenherst spent Wednesday morning teaching the sports she loves to kids participating in the Lifetime Sports Academy at McMillen Park. It is the fifth year in a row Blumenherst has been back for the clinic.
“It is so true that this is a lifetime sport – you can play forever,” she says about her message to the kids. “Just to keep it fun. You can play in college or just for fun. It is great for the business world, or also just with friends and family.”
Blumenherst – who is married to former Fort Wayne TinCap and current Oakland Athletics first baseman Nate Freiman – is on maternity leave from the LPGA. It is a program she’s definitely thankful for as she plans the next step in her career.
“I started that in February and it is for a year,” says Blumenherst. “So, for a full year I get to keep my status right where I was. I have next year if I want to come back. That option’s on the table – I don’t have to go back to Q-school.”

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