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Amber Orrange

School

Stanford University

Position
Guard
Major
Science, Technology and Society

Classroom

Amber Orrange is a science, technology and society major who carries a 3.12 GPA. Her senior classes include technology entrepreneurship and social networks—theory, methods and applications.

Character

Orrange is an unquestioned team leader described as “consistent, efficient and dependable,” who lets actions speak for her. Her disciplined game is a function of a childhood spent in a military household. Orrange is the daughter of two West Point graduates, James and Elexa Orrange, who instilled a work ethic that she has carried to Stanford.

Community

Orrange is active in the community, volunteering her time with a number of charitable ventures. She has been part of service projects at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, spending time with children undergoing treatments. She also has volunteered at the St. Anthony‚Äôs Padua Dining Room in Menlo Park, Calif., which provides hot, nutritious meals 52 weeks a year, charges no fees and turns no one away.

Competition

Orrange was a 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award finalist, which is given annually to the top point guard in the nation. She was a 2013 and 2014 All-Pac-12 honoree and earned 2012 Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention recognition. She needs 75 assists to become just the seventh Stanford player with 500 in a career and is 51 points away from becoming the Cardinal’s 35th 1,000-point scorer. As a junior, she led the Pac-12 and was 11th in the country with a 2.91 assist-to-turnover ratio and finished second in the Pac-12 with 4.49 assists per game. As a junior in 2013-14, she averaged 10.3 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field. She turned up her game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, averaging 13 points and 4.6 assists while shooting 51 percent over the Cardinal’s five games.