Corning Community College star athlete Amber Edwards has decided to continue her education and athletic career next year at Houghton College. Edwards plans on competing in women's basketball and volleyball for the Highlanders.
Edwards name became synonymous with success in her two years as a Red Baron. She was a rarity, competing, and excelling, in three sports both years. In volleyball, Edwards was a two-time All-MSAC Conference selection and a two-time 1st team All-Region III pick. This season she recorded 273 kills, 68 blocks and served 29 aces as she averaged nearly 4 points per set. On the hardwood, Edwards was a two-time All-MSAC Conference selection, two-time All-Region III selection and was named the 2017 MSAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Her 18.2 points per game, 8.8 rebounds, and 42.1% shooting from the field helped lead the team to an 18-8 record and an appearance in the Region III Final Four. Her efforts during the 2016-17 season earned her NJCAA 3rd team All-American status. During the spring, Edwards spent her time on the diamond as a two-year starter for the softball team. The infielder hit .358 this season with 33 RBI's, 11 doubles, 2 triples and a homerun. She was part of two softball teams that played in the Region III Championship game and were 2017 MSAC Conference Champs.
Said CCC Director of Athletics and Softball Coach Stacy Johnson, "Amber is a special young woman. She is a competitor and is part of a select group of athletes that actually take their potential and realize it to the fullest extent. She is one of the nicest young women we have ever had wear a Corning uniform. She is a winner as an athlete and a winner in the classroom as well. I can't say enough positive things about her. It has been our honor and privilege to have Amber compete for us these past two years. Houghton College should feel very lucky to have an athlete, a student and a person the caliber of Amber Edwards. She will be missed here, but will continue to be successful in life."