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2007-2008 Women's Basketball Roster


Amber Holt

Class: SR-1L
Position: F
Height: 6-0
Previous School: Meadowcreek HS [Southeastern Illinois College]
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.

2007-08 (SENIOR)
Nation's leading scorer with 27.4 points per game ... Finished season with 930 points, the fifth most all-time in NCAA history ... Selected 9th overall in WNBA Draft by Connecticut Sun ... CBSSports.com First Team All-American, the only First Team All-American in program history ... Associated Press Third Team All-American ... National Collegiate Basketball Writers Association All-American ... State Farm All-America Award Finalist ... Women's Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American ... John R. Wooden Award finalist ... Wade Trophy and Naismith Award Watch Lists ... Ranked 45th nationally in FG percentage (.518), 76th in steals (2.35), 96th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.51) and 99th in rebounds per game (8.1) ... First Team All-Sun Belt ... Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year ... Sun Belt All-Tournament Team, breaking four records, including most points (88), field goals (32), field goal attempts (63) and free throws made (24) ... Won unprecedented five Sun Belt Player of the Week awards ... Scored 30 or more points 14 times ... One of only two players in the nation to post a pair of 40-point contests, scoring 41 in an upset of No. 8 LSU and a school-record 44 at Louisiana-Monroe ... Preseason Second Team All-American by The Sporting News ... Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt ... Led Sun Belt in scoring, steals and offensive rebounds (3.88), ranked second in FG percentage and third in rebounds, FT percentage, assist-to-turnover ratio and minutes per game ... Also ranked in the Top 10 in assists (7th) and defensive rebounds (10th) ... Finished her career ninth in points (1,497), first in scoring average (22.0), tied for 12th in rebounding average (7.2), sixth in FT made (346), ninth in FT attempts (443), and fourth in consecutive double-figure scoring games (34) ... Ended the 2007-08 season first on the single-season charts in points (930), scoring average (27.4), FG made (352), FG attempts (680), FT made (206), FT attempts (261), sixth in rebounds (274), tied for ninth in steals (80), tied for 19th in rebounding average (8.1), tied for first in double-figure scoring games (34), and first in 30-point games in a season (14) ... Made 17 field goals versus Louisiana-Monroe and Western Kentucky, tying for the fourth most in a single game in program annals ... Her 33 FG attempts at WKU ranks first for attempts in a single game in school history ... Hit 16 free throws versus Florida Atlantic, another single-game record, and tied the single-game mark with 22 attempts in the same contest ... Reached the 1,000-point plateau in 51 games, the fastest of any player in school history and tying for 46th on the national list of players to reach 1,000 points ... Scored 392 points in first 15 games of the year, the most of any player in school history in the first 15 contests of a season.

2006-07 (JUNIOR)
Earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors after averaging 16.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game ... Started all 34 contests and scored in double figures in 30 games ... Netted 28 points and eight rebounds in first career game, versus top-ranked Maryland, and followed that with the first of three double-doubles during the season with 19 points and 10 boards against South Dakota State ... Scored 26 points with 10 rebounds versus Chattanooga and 21 points, including 15 in the second half, in a victory at eighth-ranked Georgia ... Also posted 27 points with eight boards, including 10-of-12 free throws, against Old Dominion ... Registered 20-plus points in three straight games in February, scoring 27 against South Alabama, 25 at Louisiana-Monroe and 24 at Western Kentucky ... Added 15 points and 11 rebounds versus Denver in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Championships and netted 20 points in the championship game against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Scored 23 points versus Gonzaga in the opening contest of the NCAA Tournament.

BEFORE MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Spent one semester at Western Kentucky (Fall 2003) before returning home and then heading to Southeastern Illinois College.

SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
Named Second Team NJCAA All-American as a freshman, averaging 20.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game ... Finished ninth nationally in both scoring and rebounding, 10th in steals, 46th in free throw percentage (.775) and 50th in field goal percentage (.539) ... Garnered Kodak All-American and First Team NJCAA All-America honors as a sophomore, averaging 20.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.0 steals per game ... Led SIC to a 33-3 record and a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Tournament ... Ended the year ranked 15th nationally in scoring, 30th in rebounding, 12th in steals and 40th in assists.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 19.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a senior at Meadowcreek HS while leading the Lady Mustangs to a 20-7 record ... First Team All-State performer as a junior, helping MHS to a 24-6 overall record and a runner-up finish in the 2002 Class AAAAA State Tournament.

PERSONAL
Amber Shirell Holt ... Daughter of Cassandra Holt ... Born June 7, 1985 ... Has two brothers, Cortez and DeMarkus Dennis ... Majoring in Business.



2006-2007 Game-by-Game Stats
2007-2008 Game-by-Game Stats