April 14, 2005
Clemson volleyball has added in-state standout Amber Campbell to its 2005 freshman class, as announced by head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover on Thursday. Campbell comes to Clemson after a highly decorated athletic career at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC. She joins Jeanette Abbott and Danielle Hepburn, both fall signees, as incoming freshmen for the fall of 2005.
“Amber is an exciting prospect,” Hoover said. “She is an outstanding athlete with good length, quickness, and leaping ability. She adds versatility to our class and to our team in that she can play both in the middle and on the outside. We believe that once she adapts to the pace of this level, she will be able to contribute somewhere at the net – whether blocking the middle or swinging on the outside. When coupling Amber’s athletic talents with the fact that she is an in-state recruit, we are really thrilled to add her to the program.”
Campbell earned four letters in volleyball, five in track, and five in basketball during her time at West Ashley. Campbell was a 2004 All-State selection and is a four-time All-Region honoree in volleyball. She was MVP of her team in 2004 and has twice been named to the All-Lowcountry team by the Charleston Post and Courier.
She hit .325 as a senior and averaged 2.5 blocks per game. She led West Ashley to the Region 7-AAAA title and was selected to the North-South All-Star game this season.
“She’s a huge offensive threat,” said Alexis Glover, head coach at Wando High School. “Her leaping ability is unbelievable, the girl can jump out of the gym. Her tenacious blocking ability and quickness in the front row are two of her best assets.”
On the basketball court, Campbell was an All-Region performer this year as a senior. She twice won the team’s Top Rebounder Award. A five-time letterwinner in track, Campbell competed in the 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay, triple jump, 400m dash, and discus throw for West Ashley.
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