After learning to row with the novice team as a freshman, Amanda Vogel proved to be a quick learner, competing with Atlantic 10 and Dad Vail championship crews for the next three years.
Vogel, whose wins at Dad Vail have been the only victories Fordham has ever had at the national regatta, quickly became a member of the top women's crew at Fordham, rowing with the varsity as a sophomore. She won an Atlantic 10 gold medal as well as a Dad Vail championship that season in a boat that would have qualified for the NCAA Championships (all Dad Vail winners received an automatic bid). Unfortunately, Fordham was not eligible because of their club status.
Vogel went on to race at the prestigious Women's Henley Regatta in England as a sophomore and made the final four of thirty international college crews in the collegiate four.
As a junior, Vogel was in the top four again, winning the Atlantic 10 championship for the second year in a row and also repeating as Dad Vail Champions.
Her senior year saw repeat titles at the Atlantic 10 Championship and the Dad Vails, with Vogel serving as the stroke. She helped the crew to an undefeated season the spring of her senior year and added a New York State Championship to their other accomplishments.
In 1999, Vogel made a return trip to Henley and stroked her crew to the final four among twenty-nine international university crews.