Nikki Nunn made it three long jump champions in the last for years for Purdue.
2005: Passed several competitors on final lap to place third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships. Completed the course with a season best and NCAA regional qualifying time of 10:26.43 ... Won 3,000-meter steeplechase titles at Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational (10:40.44) and at the Gina Relays with a meet record of 10:42.44. ... Established a new personal best in the 5K at the Iowa State Classic, placing ninth in 17:09.11.
2004 (Outdoor): All-American ... finished seventh at the NCAA Championships in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10:15.26 ... placed 11th in prelims at 10:21.80 ... bronze medalist at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, completing the course in 10:15.21 ... recorded a personal and school record time of 10:12.26 to take the gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... placed first in the steeplechase at the Mt. Sac Relays ... finished second in the steeplechase at the Texas Relays and at the Drake Relays ... placed first against Indiana in lone 3,000 race of the season (9:36.36) ... finished second in the 10,000 at the Purdue Invitational with a time of 37:00.46 ... (Indoor) Won the 5,000 at the season opening Purdue Invitational in 17:43.64 ... posted team's top time of 17:19.71 in the 5,000 with her eighth-place finish at the N.Y. Armory Collegiate Invitational ... finished as the runner-up in the 3,000 against Indiana State and at the Boilermaker Invitational ... second-place time against the Sycamores was a season-best mark of 10:08.69.
2003 (Outdoor): Qualified for NCAA Mideast Regionals in the 3,000m steeplechase at the season-opening Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. ... finished 11th at Stanford with mark of 10:49.75 ... recorded a personal record of 10:41.12 in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships, which placed her seventh ... placed second in the steeplechase at the Miami (Ohio) Team Invitational and at the Indiana dual meet ... recorded two top-three showings in the 5,000m, placing second at the Boilermaker Invite and third vs. the Hoosiers ... (Indoor) Clocked a 16th-place time of 17:35.31 in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... recorded the team's season-best times in the 3,000m and 5,000m ... best 3,000m time of season was a second-place showing of 10:10.08 at the Indiana/Ohio State triangular meet ... top 5,000m mark was 17:32.63, which placed her sixth at the N.Y. State Armory Invitational ... finished second in the mile with time of 5:10.69 at the Boilermaker Invitational.
High School: Graduated from West Lafayette High School in 2002 ... earned varsity letters in track and field and cross country ... all-conference cross country selection as a senior.
Personal: Given name is Amber Lillian Ferner ... born Jan. 18, 1983 ... daughter of William and Rosy Ferner ... has one brother, Danny ... animal science major is now enrolled in veterinary school.