Entering her first season on the bench, former standout
forward Amber Heistan joins the Tars coaching staff for the 2012-13 season. She
will oversee video operations and administration of the program as well as
coach the Tars forwards and centers.
2010-11: Only Tar to play and start in every game for
Rollins, ranking second on the team with 11.2 points a game....Led the Tars with
73 three-pointers and tied for first with 17 blocks...Led the team in scoring
seven times, including 20 points against Tampa and 21 against Saint Leo...Against
the Lions, set a school record with seven 3-pointers (7-8); Also set a career
high with five steals against SLU...named Second Team All-Sunshine State
2009-10: Saw action in all 29 games in her first season for
the Tars, starting 23...averaged a team-best 24.8 minutes a game...second on
the team in scoring with 9.9 points a game and second in rebounds with 5.4 a
night...Led Rollins and was fifth in the Sunshine State Conference with 55
(55-156) 3-pointers...shot 40-of-60 (67 percent) from the free-throw
line...scored in double-figures 19 times, led Rollins in scoring nine times...scored
11 points and led team with six rebounds in first game with Rollins (Nov.
16)...made first start at North Georgia and scored 12 points (Nov.
21)...started the last 17 games of the season...recorded a double-double with
10 points and 10 rebounds against Florida Southern (Jan. 9)...hit five
3-pointers and scored career high 19 points at Florida Southern (Feb. 6)...went
6-of-8 from the field (4-of-5, 3-pointers) and scored 16 points in regular
season finale victory against Eckerd, securing second place in the SSC for the
2008-09 (Toledo): Appeared in 14 games, making three
starts...averaged 2.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 9.7 minutes per
game...scored season-high 11 points with five rebounds in 21 minutes off the
bench at Cincinnati (Nov. 23)...registered season-high six rebounds at IPFW
(Nov. 29)...knocked down two three-pointers in two of three games at Bank of
Hawaii Invitational (Nov. 14-16)...tallied three points, four rebounds and
career-best four assists against host Hawaii in second game of Bank of Hawaii
Invitational (Nov. 15).
2007-08 (Toledo): Appeared in all 30 games, making four
starts ...earned the 6th Man Award...averaged 5.1 points, 1.0 assists, 0.6
steals and 0.4 blocks in 15.3 minutes per game (5.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 0.6 bpg in
MAC play)...led the Rockets in blocked shots seven times, steals on five
occasions, assists twice, as well as scoring and rebounding once...earned
team's "Sixth Player Award," presented by Lady Rockets Fan
Club...made at least two three-pointers and shot 42.9 percent (15-of-35) from
beyond the arc in five of last eight games (Feb. 16-Mar. 14)...finished perfect
4-of-4 from three-point land and tallied career-high 14 points at Western
Michigan (Mar. 5)...hit three three-pointers and finished with 11 points at
Central Michigan (Mar. 1)...tallied six points, two boards and one steal vs.
Eastern Michigan (Feb. 27)...had eight points, three assists and one rebound in
22 minutes versus Miami (Feb. 16)...contributed eight points and two blocked
shots at Northern Illinois (Jan. 23)...made second career start at Eastern
Michigan and tallied 12 points, nine caroms and three blocked shots in 33
minutes (Jan. 12)...finished with nine points, four boards and three assists
versus Central Michigan (Jan. 9)...nailed three second-half triples at Memphis
and finished with nine points, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes
(Jan. 4)...made first collegiate start at Detroit and finished with three
rebounds (Dec. 18)...registered career-high four steals and three assists at
Bradley (Dec. 8)...knocked down three triples and finished with 12 points vs.
Eastern Illinois (Nov. 24)...had 11 points and two assists in collegiate debut
against IPFW (Nov. 10).
High School: As a Senior, she averaged 15.7 points, 10.2
rebounds and 5.8 assists per game...selected first-team all-conference and
first-team all-district, as well as Division II special-mention
All-Ohio...member of Lima News "Dream Team"...participated in
District Eight Basketball Coaches´ Association All-Star Roundball Game...as a
Junior, she averaged 12.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per
game...selected first-team all-conference, first-team all-district and Division
II third-team All-Ohio...member of Lima News "Dream Team"...starred
for coach Jeff Heistan (father) at Lima Shawnee High School...lettered four
years in basketball...best performance came against St. Henry High School where
she went 7-for-7 from 3-point range.
Personal: Born Amber Simone Heistan, March 19,
1989...daughter of Jeff and Sonja Heistan...has two sisters, Paige and
Kinsey...enjoys wakeboarding, boating and playing the guitar...credits her mom
for having the greatest influence in her life...majoring in Critical Media,
with a minor in Communication.