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Amber Fiser

School

University of Minnesota

Position
P
Major
Master's in Sports Management

Classroom

Fiser completed her undergraduate degree in the Spring of 2020 in business and marketing education, carrying a 3.68 GPA. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in sport management with a 4.0 GPA.

Throughout her career, Fiser has earned one CoSIDA Academic All-American, two CoSIDA Academic All-District, and three Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors. She also earned the 2019-20 Patty Berg Award, which is given to someone who demonstrates greatness in the classroom and competition, while also exemplifying the values of Gopher Athletics.

Character

“Amber Fiser has been the solidarity to the Gopher Softball team. Her self-discipline and will to succeed has driven her to be a great student and a phenomenal athlete. Fiser is loyal to the core and exemplifies what it means to persevere through coaching changes and her passion has shown through in the sport of softball. The great apex of talent, drive, grit, selflessness is what Fiser is made of.”
- Head Coach Piper Ritter

Community

Fiser has worked with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and has also volunteered with HopeKids organization her entire Gopher career. With HopeKids, she participated with Christmas with Santa with HopeKids.

“In hopekids there were a bunch of different games and activities spread throughout our football stadium that the kids could go to. One year our team worked the rock climbing wall and we helped kids get strapped into the harnesses while encouraging some to face their fears and give them confidence to climb to the top. Another station we worked at was the kickball station. My teammates and I had a lot of fun playing alongside the kids in this game, the kids wanted to see how far they could kick the ball. Every year, we also do Cookies with Santa. HopeKids would come in with their families and it was at a big arcade area at the top of mall of America. So kids and families went to go and play games and then we worked at stations that involved decorating sugar cookies with the kids, kids taking a picture with Santa, decorating their own ornaments and different crafts, and then there was also just a coloring station!”
- Amber Fiser

Competition

In the shortened 2020 season, Fiser led the Big Ten and was third in the NCAA with 145 strikeouts. She ranks fifth in Minnesota program history with both 82 career wins and 811 strikeouts.

In 2019, Fiser was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, also earning first team NCAA All-American honors. That same year, she was named a Honda Cup Award and USA Softball Top-25 Player of the Year Finalist. In both 2018 and 2019, Fiser earned first team All-Great Lakes Region and first team All-Big Ten recognition.

She has earned 11 career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors, matching the conference record with six in one season (2019).

The three-time NFCA Division I Pitcher of the Week, Fiser has thrown three no-hitters during her career, including a perfect game.