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July 30, 2015


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 2001-04
  • 2002 Second-Team All-SEC
  • Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
  • Ranks sixth on the Gamecocks’ all-time list in walks (75) and tied for fifth in sacrifice flies (8)
  • Her 431 assists at shortstop are the most for a Gamecock in the SEC era


  • Amber Curtis came to South Carolina from Arizona.
  • She sometimes butted heads with Joyce Compton but always respected her.
  • Of the five freshman she started with, all graduated and played all four years.
  • She loved the restaurants in Columbia.
  • Curtis remembers the team getting pants her senior year, saying Coach Compton didn’t think they looked good.

Current Life

  • Curtis now works for the Border Patrol, where she deals with threats drug dealers, gangs and the cartel.
  • She put her criminal justice degree to work for years, working as a state parole agent and an investigator before her current job.

Interview conducted by Olivia Lawrence