Former Rhea County Basketball star has enjoyed the experience
Dayton, TN — Amber Levi is midway through her Junior year at Bryan College after a stellar high school career at Rhea County High School. Amber recently won AAC player of the week for her two superb games in December against two very good opponents. Amber scored 29 and 20 points in consecutive games against Reinhardt and Montreat. Levi is currently Bryan’s second overall leading scorer this year, averaging 14.8 points per game. She also has the second most rebounds, averaging 4.3 per game for 51 total boards. She is shooting 46.2 percent from the floor, 41.7 percent from the perimeter, and 83.3 percent at the foul line.
Last year, Levi set a single-game school record for made 3-pointers and her 42-point effort ranks as the third most in a contest in Bryan history while setting the record for 3 pointers in a game(10). Last year was second consecutive year that Levi has earned First-Team Appalachian Athletic Conference(AAC) recognition. She led the team in total scoring last season with 468 points, averaging 16.7 points per game. Last year Levi was voted to the AAC Champions of Character Team, the individual must represent the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Through all her success, Amber remains a humble young woman, who represents Rhea County well at Bryan College Amber took time to answer a few question about life at Bryan.
What is your favorite memory of Bryan College so far?
My favorite memory at Bryan so far is probably when we won the conference tournament. Everyone was so excited and proud. Having that chance to celebrate with my team was so special to me.
What has been the biggest surprise about College basketball?
The biggest surprise I have found about college basketball is how many experiences it has brought me. I knew that I would be traveling to play, but I didn’t realize how many new places that I would be able to visit and all the beautiful sites I would get to see. Along with the new places, I have been pleasantly surprised by this all the wonderful people that basketball has brought into my life. These new friendships and memories have become such a special part of my life, and I am very grateful for that.
Who is the best player you have competed against during your career?
I have had the chance to play against so many good players in my time so far! I have been so impressed with the quality of competition that we play throughout our season. We were able to go to nationals last year and it was pretty amazing to be able to see all of the talent there as well.
What aspect of your game do you spend the most time on?
The part of my game that I work the hardest on is probably shooting. I know my major role on the team is to be a scorer and I take that seriously. I do my best to make sure that I work on my shot as often as possible.
Looking back over your life, what is your favorite memory of Christmas?
Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year! We have several traditions that we do every year, one of my favorites is when we put up the Christmas tree. The day after thanksgiving, we devote the day to decorating the house and then that night we listen to Christmas music and put up the tree. After, we sit around and watch Christmas movies. It’s the perfect way to start the season.