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Amber Roberson
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Personal information
Born January 24 1990 () (age 28)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
High school Wagner
(San Antonio, Texas)
College Texas (2008-2011)
Position Outside Hitter

Amber Cherie Roberson (born January 24, 1990) is an American retired indoor volleyball player. She played for multiple volleyball teams outside of the United States. Roberson played college volleyball for University of Texas. She is the older sister of current NBA player André Roberson.

Career Edit

High School Edit

Roberson played volleyball at Wagner High School in San Antonio. Roberson was a  four-time All-American, two-time first team all-state, all-region dream team and all-conference. During her junior year, she paced Wagner attack in its first varsity season, leading the club with 365 kills on .313 hitting and adding 241 digs and 23 solo blocks. In her senior year, she posted team-best 554 kills and 322 digs. She played club volleyball for the 18 Kaepa Alamo Volleyball club. In addition to basketball, she also participated in basketball and track, lettering in both sports, and earning all-state honors in both sports.She was also an excellent student, earning High Academic Honors as a senior and was a member of the National Honor Society.

College Edit

She played college women's volleyball at University of Texas. During her four years at Texas, the Lady Longhorns a great 110-17 record (.866), runner-up in 2009, advanced to three Final Fours and won three Big-12 Conference titles. Roberson's best season was her junior year when she tallied 290 kills and 182 digs.  

University of Texas Statistics Edit

Season GP/MP K KPS E TA PCT D DPS
2008 20/15 18 0.90 8 47 .213 4 0.20
2009 40/19 51 1.27 21 140 .214 26 0.65
2010 31/102 290 2.84 112 802 .222 182 1.78
2011 29/101 21 0.21 16 114 .044 154 1.52
Total 94/263 380 1.44 157 1103 .202 366 1.39

International Edit

Roberson was selected to the 19-member 2008 U.S. Women's Junior National Volleyball Training Team in the Spring of 2008 with Texas teammate Michelle Kocher and trained with the USA Youth National A2 team in the summer of 2007.

Clubs Edit

  • University of Texas (2008–2011)
  • Al Wasl Sports Club (2015- present)

Personal Life Edit

Roberson comes from a family of athletes. Both of her parents John and Lisa were All-Americans in their respective sports during college at New Mexico State. Her mother is white and her father is African-American. She has two younger brothers André and Anthony; and four sisters AshleeArielleAaliyah and Arianna. Other than her two youngest sisters who have not yet reached college age, all of the Roberson children played or are currently playing basketball: Ashlee played small forward at Texas Tech; André is a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder; Arielle played power forward at Colorado University; and Anthony is a member of the Oklahoma City Blue.

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