Tarleton State University volleyball player Amber Strange came on the scene with a bang last year as a freshman when she earned honorable mention in Lone Star Conference play.

Strange, a 6-0 middle blocker from Granbury, also earned a spot on the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She was selected as the LSC’s Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2017.

In high school, Strange lettered four years in volleyball and was a two-year captain and two-time district most valuable player. Strange holds GHS all-time records for career kills (1,636) and blocks (228.5). She competed in two high school volleyball all-star games.

She also lettered four years basketball for the Lady Pirates, and was honorable mention all-state in that sport as a senior.

Here are five questions to help you get to know Amber better:

E-T: What is your second favorite sport, behind volleyball?

Amber: “I’m very passionate about volleyball. It’s still fun for me. I love to practice volleyball. My dream was to be in the WNBA.”

E-T: What is your favorite hobby?

Amber: “I like to hang out with my friends when I have free time. I go home almost every weekend.”

E-T: What is your college major?

Amber: “Kinesiology. I’d like to do massage therapy, and I’d like to open up my own practice.”

E-T: Do you set a volleyball goal for yourself each season?

Amber: “I do for each game. I tell myself, ‘Let’s get three blocks or eight blocks.’ My overall season goal is to win conference and regionals and nationals.”

E-T: What sports moment stands out the most for you?

Amber: “Definitely, winning conference (last season). It was insane — there was so much joy. I’ve never been so close to a group of girls. Doing it with my family is the best part. We are super close.”