Amber Shelton
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Amber Shelton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Worden, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville

Height:
5-10

Position:
F

Birthdate:
10/07/1985

Experience:
1L

2004-05: Started 23 games for the Redbirds, including the 61-57 upset win over Missouri State (3/10) in the first round of the State Farm MVC Tournament ... tied for No. 2 on the ISU freshman offensive rebounding list ... tied for No. 3 on the ISU freshman three-point field goal list ... No. 5 on ISU freshman season steals list ... pulled down 10 rebounds, including four on the offensive glass in the State Farm MVC Tournament championship game vs. Indiana State (3/12) ... averaged six points and six rebounds during the State Farm MVC Tournament.

High School: Second-team all-stater as a senior after leading Edwardsville to IHSA Class AA finals at Redbird Arena ... played for South Class AA squad at IBCA All-Star game ... also all-state as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... played first two years at Carrollton, which won back-to-back IHSA Class A state titles in 2001 and 2002 ... 2001, 2002 and 2003 Alton Telegraph Player of the Year ... 2002 Jacksonville Journal-Courier Player of the Year ... 2002 MVP of IHSA Class A State Finals ... started 2003-04 season just a few points short of 2,000 career points ... prep coach was Lori Blade, who also coached her at Carrollton, where the two state champion teams were a combined 68-4.

Personal: Major is elementary education and she plans to teach and coach ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Spring 2005 ... parents are Paul and Debbie Shelton, with sister Amanda and brother Matthew ... full name is Amber Nicole Shelton, born Oct. 7, 1985 in Creve Coeur, Mo.