2008: A solid spot contributor in her first season with the Hokies ... Played in 13 games, starting two ... Two starts came as the designated player ... Batted .250 on the season ... Had three hits and four RBI ... Picked up her first hit and RBI against Rutgers ... Had another pinch-hit, RBI single two days later against Cal State Northridge ... Had a hit and two RBI against Liberty ... Scored a run against Presbyterian ... Drew a pair of walks and was hit by two pitches ... Had an on-base percentage of .438.
Roanoke College: Played one season at Roanoke College in Salem for Coach Mike Walthall ... Started 25 games, batting .309 with four home runs and 22 RBI ... Hit a home run in each of her first two at bats in her first collegiate game ... Threw out the lone base runner who attempted to steal on her.
High School: Lettered four times at Galax High for Coach Veri Brown ... As a senior was named first-team all-region, the Mountain Empire District Player of the Year and second-team all-state ... Earned All-Timesland honors from The Roanoke Times ... Hit .636 with a 1.000 slugging percentage, three home runs, 40 RBI and 32 runs scored ... Threw out 19 of 23 runners attempting to steal ... Won a national championship with her club team, Carolina Cardinals, in 2006.
Personal: Amber Elaine Walker ... Born January 8, 1988, in Galax, VA ... Daughter of Donnie and Cheryl Walker ... Has two sisters, Beth, a senior on the Tech softball team, and Dee ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.