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72 Amber Bishop

Class: Junior Position: INF Height: 5-8 Previous School: Murrieta Valley HS Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.

2018 (So.)
• Competed in 62 games with 62 starts (61 – 2B, 1 – DP)
• NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team second baseman
• VaSID All-State first team second baseman
• Big South All-Conference first team second baseman
• Big South Preseason Player of the Year
• Named Big South Player of the Week, April 23
• Tied for team lead with .365 batting average, while leading in homers (11), RBI (42), and slugging percentage (.644) and ranking second in runs scored (41), doubles (21) and on-base percentage
• Led team with 27 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit contests, while adding 12 multiple-RBI games
• Finished the season tied for eighth in the nation with 21 doubles and 20th nationally with 76 hits
• Enters junior season tied for sixth in program history in career homers (26) and 10th in RBI (108)
• In conference play, batted .441 with seven doubles, five homers, 14 RBI and 19 runs scored
• Doubled, homered and drove in four runs in 2-for-4 outing against George Washington (March 3)
• Went 3-for-3 with two doubles against Campbell (March 17)
• Had four straight multiple-hit games, March 24-31, culminating in 3-for-3 game against Gardner-Webb where she had a double, homer and two RBI
• Homered in three straight games, April 17-21, the first Liberty player since Meredith Crisante (April 2012) to hit a home run in three games in a row
• Hit a key three-run double in fourth inning of Big South title game, a 5-1 win over Radford
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2017 (Fr.)
• Played in and started 68 games (50 – 2B, 17 – SS, 1 – 3B)
• Big South Freshman of the Year
• VaSID State Rookie of the Year, the first player in program history to earn the award
• NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region third team
• Top 25 Finalist for Schutt Sports/NFCA National Freshman of the Year
• VaSID All-State first team second baseman
• Big South All-Conference first team second baseman
• NISC All-Tournament team
• Big South All-Tournament team
• Big South All-Freshman team
• Three-time Big South Freshman of the Week (March 20, April 3, April 24)
• Big South Player of the Week (Feb. 13)
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete mention
• Set program overall single-season records for RBI (66) and at bats (228)
• Set program freshman single-season records for games played (68), hits (85), home runs (15), RBI (66), total bases (141), slugging percentage (.618) and at bats (228)
• Batted .373 with 11 doubles, 15 homers, 66 RBI, 55 runs scored, 12 walks and a .413 on-base percentage
• Led the Big South in hits (8th nationally), runs scored, RBI (12th nationally) and total bases (7th nationally, first among NCAA freshmen), while ranking third in home runs and slugging percentage and fifth in batting average
• Recorded a team-leading 27 multiple-hit games and 21 multiple-RBI contests
• Went 2-for-3 with a double in her first career game vs. Chattanooga (Feb. 10)
• Hit first career homer against Morgan State (Feb. 12), going 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored
• Registered three homers off of Cal Poly's All-American pitcher Sierra Hyland, including two in NISC elimination game (May 22)
• Batted 3-for-4 with two homers and a career-high six RBI at CSU (March 18), the first Lady Flame since Holly Seiz in 2013 with a six-RBI game
• Drove in three runs during 3-for-5 game at Campbell on April 1, one of eight three-hit games on season
• Hit game-winning, two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh at Campbell (April 2)
• During the Big South Softball Championship, hit .471 with three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored
• Went 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in Big South Tournament game against Longwood (May 13), the second four-hit game by a Lady Flame in tournament history
• Batted .550 (11-for-20) with two homers, six RBI and nine runs scored during NISC National round
• In win over Kennesaw State (May 24), went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

• Graduated from Murrieta Valley High School, where she was a three-year starter before a wrist injury forced her to miss her senior season
• In three seasons for Murrieta Valley, hit .459 with 20 homers and 93 RBI in 91 games played
• Three-time first team All-Southwestern League selection
• 2015 Southwestern League MVP, batting .609 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI
• Voted Athlete of the Month for April 2015
• In club softball, played for Strike Force 16U and 18U, Courage 18U and Firecrackers 18U
• Also played high school volleyball

• Daughter of James and Elizabeth Haney
• Majoring in counseling, psychology
• Twin sister, Autumn Bishop, is a junior on the Liberty softball team
• Birthday is Feb. 14

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  • Amber Bishop Named ASUN Player of the Week

    Following a standout performance last week, Liberty junior infielder Amber Bishop has been named ASUN Softball Player of the Week. Read More

    Apr 8

  • Liberty Voted No. 1 in ASUN Preseason Softball Poll

    Conference newcomer Liberty was voted the favorite to win the ASUN Conference title in the ASUN Preseason Softball Poll, released Wednesday by the league office. Read More

    Jan 16

  • Liberty Places a Conference-Best 6 on ASUN Softball All-Conference Teams

    Just prior to the 2019 ASUN Softball Championship, Liberty received nine postseason awards, including a conference-best six players on the ASUN Softball All-Conference teams. Read More

    May 8

  • Bishop Twins Listed Among Softball America's Top 100

    Liberty junior infielders Amber and Autumn Bishop appear on Softball America's list of the top 100 NCAA Division I softball players. Read More

    Feb 7

  • Liberty Softball Places 3 on VaSID All-State Team

    Liberty placed three players on the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Softball Team, as announced today. Read More

    Jul 1

  • Program-Record 5 Liberty Players Named to NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team

    The Liberty softball team received a program-record five honors on the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Region Softball Team. Read More

    May 16