After off-season surgery, Amber Sims should be ready to compete in 2002. Another high energy player, Sims brings the ?up? to the Frog team. A solid defensive player and good passer, she will have to earn her playing time in the fall as she spent most of the spring injured.
Sims fought injury during the season, but earned playing time in 50 games over 21 matches. Her most complete effort came in the Frogs? 3-2 upset victory at Houston when she had 11 kills, 23 attacks, seven digs and one ace?all career highs. Sims led the squad in aces against Sam Houston State. She earned spots on TCU career top 20 list at No. 17 for assists per game (0.16), No. 18 for aces per game (0.12), and No. 19 for blocks per game (0.20).
Sims ended her Union High School career as leader in kills, blocks and assists. She was named First Team All-Frontier Conference from 1997-2000, including being named the conference MVP in 2000. She was also named to the all-state team in 2000. Over her last two seasons, Sims was named to 11 all-tournament teams. She also played club volleyball for the Tulsa Golden Eagle 18?s (2000-01) and Tulsa Dreamcatcher 18?s (1998-99). Sims was a member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, English Student of the Year (1998) and History Student of the Year (1998). She participated in leadership retreats in 2000 and 2001. Sims has also been heavily involved in community outreach activities. She chose TCU over Nevada, LSU, Tennessee, Cornell and Southwest Missouri State.
Born on Nov. 15, 1982, Amber Sims is the daughter of Ambrose and Joyce Sims. She is a psychology major at TCU. Told former head coach Sandy Troudt she?d sign with TCU if she could be #27.