2   Amber Walker
Amber Walker

RS Senior

Juneau, Alaska

High School:
Juneau Douglas

Last College:
Western Oregon




Northern Illinois Volleyball Caps Season with Annual Banquet

Kurisch, Romo and Schepler garner team accolades


Thirteen Northern Illinois Student-Athletes Conferred Degrees in December Commencement

Football leads with three graduates


Huskies End Season with 3-1 Loss at Marquette

Romo leads NIU with 17 kills in final collegiate match


Huskies Fall in Five Sets to Bowling Green in MAC Championship

Kurisch, Romo named to MAC All-Tournament Team


Huskies Comeback from 0-2 Deficit to Advance to Third Straight MAC Title Match

NIU wins after being down 0-2 for first time all season

2012: Earned Second Team All-MAC honors in her final season with the Huskies... Garnered Missouri State Invitational All-Tournament team honors after helping the Huskies to four wins and the tournament title... Led the Huskies with 636 digs and a 4.89 digs per set average... Also finished third in the MAC and 72nd in the nation in digs...Named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 11 after posting 5.42 digs per game... Recorded a career-high 33 digs against Missouri State (Sept. 9) en route to totaling 103 digs in the tournament... Played in 34 matches on the year, while playing in 130 of the team's 137 sets... Ranked second on the team with 21 service aces and a .930 serving percentage... Added 28 assists in 2012... Scored 21 points for the Huskies on the year... Set career-highs in aces and points with five against Bowling Green (Nov. 10).

2011: Played in all 35 matches and 122 of 125 sets as a defensive specialist and libero...made her Huskie debut against IUPUI (Aug. 26) and recorded her first dig at NIU...compiled first career kill against Miami (FL) (Dec. 2)...first career assist came against Northern Iowa (Aug. 27) and first career ace and point came at Creighton (Sep. 2)...finished season with team-high 483 digs (3.96/set, eight in MAC) landing her in the Huskie single-season record book in ninth for digs and eighth for digs per set...tallied 25 assists, 27 aces (third on team), and 28.0 points on the season...recorded a .953 reception percentage (fourth on team) while facing second most receptions (639)...grabbed season-best three aces two times...notched season-high 32 digs at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 28)...recorded 26 double-digit dig games including eight games of 20 digs or more...nabbed season-high 3.0 points twice ... Named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 14th.

2010: Did not play.

Collegiate: Redshirted the 2009 season at Western Oregon University...played the 2008 season at North Park University in Chicago...also participated in track & field at North Park, where she earned an all-conference selection in the heptathlon.

High School: Three-time varsity letterwinner at Juneau Douglas High School...Earned first team all-conference honor for Juneau Douglas H.S. during her junior and senior seasons...named Best Offensive Player and played in the 07-08 Sky-em League All-Star Game as a team captain during her senior campaign...earned three varsity volleyball letters...recognized as an Alaska all-state tournament team member in 06-07...also earned two varsity track & field letters and three varsity dance team letters.

Club: Played for Webfoot Volleyball Club.

Personal: Major - Broadcasting/Journalism...Birthdate - April 15, 1990...daughter of Cliff Walker and Marie Collins...aspires to be a sports reporter.


Kills: 1, vs. Miami (FL) (Dec. 2, 2011)
Attempts: 1, seven times
Hitting Percentage: N/A
Assists: 3, five times
Aces: 5, vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 10, 2012)
Digs: 33, @ Missouri State (Sept. 8, 2012)
Blocks: N/A
Points: 5, vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 10, 2012)


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