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Amber at a Glance
Year of Graduation: 2011
Degree: Behavioral Science
Hometown: Oroville, California
Year Inducted: 2014

Amber Garrison came to UMFK after a successful career in both volleyball and basketball at Las Plumas High in Oroville, California. She immediately faced two very different challenges as a freshman. On the volleyball court she was joining a team that hadn't won a match the previous year, and on the basketball court she was replacing Dana Lemon (HOF ´10), a stellar point guard, who had led the school to its first two conference championships. Amber was up to the challenge.

She earned volleyball All-Conference honors and was the Sunrise Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Amber continued to improve as a player, and the team’s success improved each season along with her, culminating with the University’s first Sunrise Conference Championship during her senior season in 2010. Amber finished her UMFK volleyball career with four All-Conference selections, one Sunrise Conference Championship, and two Conference Runner-Up finishes. She set team records in assists (1,190) and digs (417).

As a four-year starter at point guard for the Lady Bengals basketball team, Amber continued in the tradition of outstanding point guard play. She would lead her teams to three Sunrise Conference Championships and was twice named to the All-Conference team. She set University records in assists (430), steals (326), wins (71), and conference championships (3). Fittingly, Amber earned the honor of the coveted UMFK Female Athlete of the Year Award in 2010. Amber graduated cum laude and received a bachelor of science degree in Behavioral Science.