Squires Ends JBU Career as a Three-time NAIA All-American
Siloam Springs, Ark (December 13, 2001) - Amber Squires, a powerful middle hitter from Aurora, Nebraska, has just completed her senior season at John Brown University. Amber capped off her senior year by being named to the Honorable Mention NAIA All-American volleyball team. Amber's career at JBU has been lined with honors. During her freshman year, Amber made three All-Tournament teams, was named Sooner Athletic Conference 1st team, 2nd team NAIA All-Region, and MVP for JBU.
Amber did not slow down in her athletic accomplishments her sophomore year. Her ability on the volleyball court was being recognized more and more as she made the all-tournament teams at all four of the tournaments in which JBU played. She once again was named to the SAC 1st team, moved up to the NAIA All-Region 1st team, became the team MVP for the second year and was honored as the JBU Outstanding Female athlete. This was Amber's first year to become NAIA All-American as she was placed on the Honorable Mention list.
As a junior, Amber continued to be impressive on the volleyball court as she garnered All-Tournament honors in four tournaments, was twice named the NAIA Region VI Player of the Week, made the NAIA Region VI 1st team for the second year in a row, earned 3rd Team NAIA All-American status and was honored at JBU as the Co-MVP.
Impressive as the previous three years had been, Amber did not rest on her laurels during her senior campaign. Once again Amber made the All-Tournament team in each tournament in which JBU participated. She was named the NAIA Region VI Player of the Week on two occasions. Not only did Amber make the SAC 1st team, but she was also awarded with the honor of Sooner Athletic Conference MVP. At the region level, Amber was named to the Region VI 1st team for the third year in a row. Amber was chosen NAIA All-American for the third time as she was listed as an Honorable Mention this past season.
"All of her awards and honors have been very deserved as Amber has been tremendously dedicated to the sport and has worked extremely hard to become the fine athlete she has proven to be. Behind Amber's play, JBU compiled a team record of 109 wins and 48 losses during her four year career" states Robyn Gordon, Head Volleyball coach at John Brown University. "Amber's career records at JBU are just an indication of how impressive her four years have been" Coach Gordon went on to say. Amber finished her career with JBU career records in number of games played (557) and number of career kills (2077). She also completed her career in 2nd place as a JBU volleyball athlete with kills per game (3.73), blocks (556), service aces (263), and digs (1296). During her senior year, Amber led the team in kills, kills per game, kill efficiency, blocks, and aces.