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Amber Cook
Amber Cook

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

High School:
Grimsley Senior H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
G

Birthdate:
12/17/1989

04/29/2012

HENRY, CAIN NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Cain wins triple jump at Penn Relays, Henry places third in shot put

04/16/2012

FALBO, JOHNSON NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Falbo leads bowling team to NCAA Championship, Johnson goes 12-for-15 against Spartans

04/02/2012

MCMILLAN, WITTE NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

McMillan wins two matches at Wesley, Witte fans nine in one-hitter at Coppin

03/19/2012

RAMIREZ, SACA NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Ramirez guides bowling team to semifinals of MEACs, Saca throws 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to conclude week

03/12/2012

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Guion-Firmin places seventh at NCAA Championships, seven games played between baseball and softball

2011-12: One of two players to start all 30 games and score in every Hawks contest in 2011-12 season ... led team with 28.9 minutes played per game ... team's primary point guard, finishing with team-high 71 assists ... only Lady Hawk to finish in the top-five on the team in scoring, shooting percentage, rebounds, assists and steals ... averaged 7.5 points per game, totaling 225 points ... led all UMES guards with 160 rebounds and 41 steals ... nearly had a double-double at Penn State (12/11) with 12 points and nine rebounds ... scored 15 points, including nine free throws, at USF (12/17) ... made career high 11 free throws in 12 attempts to total 15 points at Elizabeth City State (1/2) ... Shot 5-7 from the field with perfect 11-11 free throw shooting for a career-high 21 points, adding six rebounds and three steals in a road win over Delaware State (1/14) ... had three straight games with double digit points and 6+ rebounds each from Jan. 23rd through the 28th ... grabbed career-high 11 rebounds in road win over Morgan State (2/11), playing all 40 minutes ... went 7-10 shooting in Homecoming victory over Morgan State (2/25), scoring 18 points with five assists ... dished out career-high seven assists vs. Coppin State (2/27).

2010-11: Named a team captain for the season ... started 26 games with 28 appearances overall ... improved shooting for third straight year, averaging 6.8 points per game on 37.1% shooting ... third on the team in rebounds a game with four, grabbing 111 on the season ... second on the Lady Hawks with 44 assists and 46 steals ... scored double digits in first two road games, scoring 14 points with seven boards against Mount St. Mary's (11/20) followed by 11 points and three steals against Syracuse (12/1) ... scored 14 points off 5-5 shooting against Wake Forest (12/20) ... tied career high with 16 points against Savannah State (1/5), adding season best eight rebounds ... finished with seven points, five rebounds and five steals in road victory over North Carolina Central (1/10) ... notched 14 points, five boards and four steals on road against Morgan State (2/21) ... had season high five assists with ten points and four boards at Homecoming win over Howard (2/26) ... 12 points in final game of season in MEAC Tournament against Morgan State (3/9).

2009-10: Appeared in all 28 games, starting 27 ... Earned team's Coaches' Award ... Averaged 4.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game ... Fifth on team in points per game, fourth on team in field-goal percentage, fourth on team in 3-point percentage (.318) and third in rebounding average ... Tallied double-digit points in four games ... Scored a career-high 16 points on Norfolk State on Feb. 6 ... Tied career high with nine rebounds at Florida A&M on Jan. 19 and against Hampton on Feb. 1 ... Dished a season-high four assists at UMBC in the season opener on Nov. 15 ... Hit 3-of-4 3-pointers at NSU ... Led team with 10 points against Iona (Dec. 7) ... Led team in assists in six games and rebounds four games ... Also led team in steals six times.

2008-09: Appeared 29 games, starting seven ... Named MEAC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 5 ... Averaged 3.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game ... Was fourth on team with .296 3-point field-goal percentage ... Averaged 1.2 free throws made per game, also fourth on team ... Tallied 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game, also good for fourth on team ... Had double-digit points on two occasions, scoring 12 at UMBC on Nov. 30 in Iona Turkey Classic and 10 in a win at Norfolk State on Jan. 19 ... Led team in rebounding (nine) against Morgan State in win at MEAC Tournament ... Led team in assists four times and in steals seven times.

High School: Participated in track and field and basketball ... Won teams hustle award three times ... Led junior varsity team to undefeated season ... Helped varsity team win three straight Metro four-A championships.

Personal: Born Dec. 17, 1989 ... Daughter of Monica Cook ... Has four sisters (Nikita, Latoya, Brittany and Victoria) ... Has three brothers (James, William and Michael) ... Major is Accounting ... Favorite saying is "start strong, finish stronger" ... Hobbies outside of sports include shopping, dancing and being with family ... Favorite author is Zane ... Favorite movies are "Love and Basketball" and "The Temptations" ... Personal goals for the season are to increase defense and offense levels ... Personal goal before graduating is maintaining a great grade-point average.

COOK'S CAREER STATISTICS

Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'08-09 29-8 557/19.2 27-87 .310 8-27 .296 36-53 .679 22-44 66 2.3 34 1 31 98-3.4
'09-10 28-27 749/26.8 44-99 .444 7-22 .318 35-59 .593 43-71 114 4.1 40 3 26 130-4.6
'10-11 28-26 681/24.3 59-159 .371 11-32 .344 61-89 .685 38-74 112 4.0 44 2 46 190-6.8
'11-12 30-30 866/28.9 64-185 .346 8-30 .267 89-130 .685 56-104 160 5.3 71 1 41 225-7.5
TOTAL 115-90 2853/24.8 194-530 .366 34-111 .306 221-334 .662 159-291 450 3.9 189 7 144 643-5.6

Career Highs
Points: 21 (@ Delaware State, Jan. 14, 2012)
Rebounds: 11 (@ Morgan State, Feb. 11, 2012)
Steals: 5 (@ North Carolina Central, Jan. 10, 2011)
Assists: 7 (vs. Coppin State, Feb. 27, 2012)
Blocks: 1 (7x, last: vs. Howard, Feb. 4, 2012)
Minutes: 40 (@ Morgan State, Feb. 11, 2012)