Harper on Cech: "Amber will provide the team with strong senior leadership. We're looking for a good year from her in the backstroke and sprint free events."
In 2001:Finished sixth in the 200 Backstroke, seventh in the 100 Backstroke, and 16th in the 50 Freestyle at the ACC Championships…Placed first in the 100 Backstroke against FAU, N.C. State, and LSU, while accumulating four individual victories in the 200 Backstroke against FAU, Miami, Indian River, and N.C. State…Was a big contributor in the freestyle and individual medley events as well as the relays.
2000: Member of the 3rd place 200 and 400 Medley Relays at the ACC Championships...finished 5th in the 200 Back and 11th in the 100 Back at the ACC Championships...member of the ACC Honor Roll and Dean's List.
1999: Finished 9th in the 100 Back and 14th in the 50 Free at the ACC Championships...also a member of the 4th place 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay...took 3rd in the 50 Free against NC State, LSU and Virginia...finished 10th in the 100 Back at the Notre Dame Invitational.
Prep: All-American and all-state swimmer in the 400 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay as a sophomore...All-American and all-state in the 50 Free and 100 back junior and senior years...Texas state champion in the 100 Back in 1997 and holds Texas state record in the 200 Back...state runner up in the 100 Back in 1996 and 1998...member of the Spanish Honor Society and treasurer of her junior class... also was a cheerleader in high school.
Personal:Majoring in political science.