TIGERVILLE, SC- To say Amber Rector is familiar with the North Greenville University women's basketball program would be a huge understatement. After a red-shirt season in 2001-02, Rector played the next four years, and emerged as a leader both on and off the floor. In fact, she has become so synonymous with NGU women's basketball that, after four years of tormenting opponents from the guard/wing position, opposing coaches would check with her after games last season to make sure that it would be her last season of competition. They did not want to face her again. But they will have to. Only this time, Rector will not be in uniform on the court, but coaching on the sidelines. Rector has been named graduate assistant coach while she pursues a Masters degree at North Greenville's new Graduate School.
Rector had a stellar playing career at North Greenville. She led the Crusaders in scoring in 2005-06 with a 10.2 point-per-game average. Also, despite playing on the wing, Rector managed to lead the team in rebounds, pulling in 6.3 per game. Rector helped lead the Crusaders to three National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournaments, finishing sixth in 2004, National Runner-Up in 2005, and 7th in 2006. Rector left her mark in the school record books as well ranking 8th in All-Time Scoring with 993 career points and 8th in All-Time Rebounding with 515. Rector also served as team captain for 2005-06.
"Words can’t describe how happy, I am that Amber is still with us,” says head coach Jayne Arledge. “I am so grateful to Amber for all of the contributions she has made and continues to make to this program. We are very excited about the direction that the women’s basketball program is headed in, and feel that with adding Amber to the staff, we continue to make strides in the right direction."