UNLV: One of only two returning letterwinners on the 2009 roster ... Competed in every meet for the Rebels last season as a rookie ... A solid student as well.
2008: Ran in six meets ... Best 5k time was 20:16 at the Bronco Invitational ... Finished 73rd at the MWC Championships ... Turned in best 6k time of the season at the NCAA West Regional, running a time of 24:59.99 ... Was an Academic All-MWC selection as well as a MWC Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Valley Center HS ... lettered four times in cross country and track and field ... In 2006, she broke the school's 800 meter record with a time of 2:16 and the 1600 meter record with a time of 5:10 ... Team advanced to state championships all four seasons ... Named to the first team all-league and first team All-CIF teams all four years ... Also was a three-year letter in soccer ... Prep teammate of fellow Rebel rookie Erin Murphy.
PERSONAL: Amber Lee Throop ... Born on April 8, 1990, in Escondido, CA ... The daughter of Jeffrey and Jennifer Throop ... Has two siblings, Rachel and Jason ... Majoring in psychology.