HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University women’s basketball team has landed one of Arlington High School’s most accomplished athletes with the signing of Findlay, Ohio native, Amelia Recker.
The 5-10 senior forward guided her team to a State Championship this past winter and for her efforts was named the 2012 Division IV State Tournament Most Valuable Player. Recker averaged 18.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 steals as a senior for Coach Seth Newlove’s 27-1 Red Devils.
Coming from a winning program, Recker has established herself of one of the premier players in the state as evidenced by the numerous awards garnered throughout her prep years. In addition to being named this year’s AP Division IV State Player of the Year, she was also selected as the AP Division IV Northwest Ohio Player of the Year.
A two-time Blanchard Valley First Team All-Conference pick, she was recently recognized as the 2012 Conference Player of the Year. She is a two-time First Team District 8 and AP Northwest Ohio selection and has twice been voted her team’s MVP.
Over the course of her career in red and black, Recker amassed 89 wins against just 10 losses. Her statistics speak for themselves as she averaged 15.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists throughout her four years. She shot an impressive 57.5 percent from the field and 75.1 percent from the charity stripe.
She will graduate from Arlington as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,510 career points. Her name will also go down in the Red Devil record books for most points in a single season (519), most points in a game (40), career steals (292) and highest single season free throw percentage (78.4%).
“We’re extremely excited that Amelia has chosen to continue her athletic career at HU,” states Forester Head Coach Lori Culler. “As a highly decorated student-athlete coming from a very successful high school program, Amelia understands how hard you have to work and the sacrifices you have to make to win consistently.”
“Knowing that she’s an incredible competitor with a tremendous work ethic and great knowledge of the game, I expect Amelia to contribute immediately and to have an outstanding basketball career here. Aside from her athletic ability, she is a fantastic young lady that will also make a positive impact as a student in our classrooms and a leader on our campus.”
Amelia is the daughter of Scott and Deidre of Findlay, Ohio.