Amber Walker

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  • Walker

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    5' 9
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  • Hometown
    Galax, Va.
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2010: Played in 19 games, starting five … Got the start on Senior Night against Liberty and responded with an RBI single, her lone hit of the year … Drew three walks, drove in two runs and scored a pair of runs.

2009: After platooning early on, became the everyday catcher for the Hokies, starting 41 games … Had 14 hits, including one double … Drew 14 walks and drove in two runs while scoring seven runs … Had a career-high two hits against North Carolina A&T … Threw out 11 would-be base stealers.

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 the Mountain Empire District Player of the Year, first-team all-region 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 former member of the Tech softball team, and Dee … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.