Amber Hughes

Amber Hughes

YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Atlanta, Ga.
PREV. SCHOOL Frederick Douglas HS

HONORS
2017 5th Place - USATF Championships - Triple Jump
2017 USATF Championships Qualifier - Triple Jump
2017 USTFCCCA First Team All-America - Outdoor Triple Jump
2017 7th Place - NCAA Outdoor Championships - Triple Jump
2017 NCAA East Preliminary Round Outdoor Qualifier - Triple Jump, 100m Hurdles
2017 OVC Female Athlete of the Year (All Sports)
2017 Female Athlete of the OVC Outdoor Championship
2017 OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
2017 OVC Outdoor Long Jump Champion
2017 OVC Outdoor Triple Jump Champion
2017 OVC Outdoor 100m Hurdles Champion
2017 OVC Outdoor 4x400m Relay Champion
2017 OVC 200m Outdoor Bronze Medalist
2017 USTFCCCA Second Team All-America - Indoor Triple Jump

2017 11th Place - NCAA Indoor Championships - Triple Jump
2017 Female Athlete of the OVC Indoor Championship
2017 OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
2017 OVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
2017 OVC Indoor 60m Champion
2017 OVC Indoor 60m Hurdles Champion
2017 OVC Indoor Long Jump Champion
2017 OVC Indoor Triple Jump Champion
2017 OVC Indoor 200m Silver Medalist
2017 OVC Indoor 4x400m Relay Silver Medalist
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier - Triple Jump
2016 18th Place - U.S. Olympic Trials - Triple Jump
2016 USTFCCCA First Team All-America - Indoor Triple Jump
2016 4th Place - NCAA Indoor Championships - Triple Jump
2016 USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America - Outdoor Triple Jump
2016 18th Place - NCAA Outdoor Championships - Triple Jump
2016 USTFCCCA Academic All-America - Track and Field
2016 Female Athlete of the OVC Outdoor Championship
2016 OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
2016 OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
2016 OVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
2016 NCAA East Preliminary Round Outdoor Qualifier - Triple Jump, Long Jump, 100m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
2016 OVC Outdoor Triple Jump Champion
2016 OVC Outdoor 100m Hurdles Champion
2016 OVC Outdoor 4x100m Relay Champion
2016 OVC Outdoor Long Jump Silver Medalist
2016 OVC Outdoor 4x400m Relay Silver Medalist
2016 OVC Outdoor 200m Bronze Medalist
2016 200m OVC Indoor Champion
2016 55m Hurdles OVC Indoor Champion
2016 Triple Jump OVC Indoor Champion
2016 4x400m Relay OVC Indoor Champion
2015-16 TSU Academic Excellence Award (Highest GPA Among Female Student-Athletes)
2015-16 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 
2015-16 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll 
2015 USTFCCCA All-America Honorable Mention - Outdoor 100m Hurdles
2015 USTFCCCA Academic All-America - Track and Field
2015 Female Athlete of the OVC Outdoor Championship
2015 100m Hurdles OVC Outdoor Champion
2015 200m OVC Outdoor Champion
2015 Triple Jump OVC Outdoor Champion
2015 4x400m Relay OVC Outdoor Champion
2015 Triple Jump OVC Indoor Champion
2015 4x400m Relay OVC Indoor Champion
2014-15 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll
2014 OVC Outdoor Freshman of the Year
2014 100m Hurdles OVC Outdoor Champion
2014 4x100m Relay OVC Outdoor Champion
2014 4x400m Relay OVC Outdoor Champion
2014 OVC Indoor Freshman of the Year
2014 55m Hurdles OVC Indoor Champion
2014 4x400m Relay OVC Indoor Champion
2013-14 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll 

Personal Bests
55m - Indoors: 6.93 (OVC Indoor Championship, 2016)
55m Hurdles - Indoors: 7.62 (OVC Indoor Championship, 2016)
60m - Indoors: 7.43 (OVC Indoor Championship, 2017)
60m Hurdles - Indoors: 8.24 (Music City Challenge, 2017)
100m Hurdles - Outdoors: 13.12 (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2017)
200m - Indoors: 24.16 (OVC Indoor Championship, 2016)
200m - Outdoors: 23.65 (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2015)
300m - Indoors: 40.36 (UAB Blazer Invite, 2015)
400m Hurdles - Outdoors: 1:02.87 (Kentucky Relays, 2014)
Triple Jump - Indoors: 13.44m - 44'1.25" (Ed Temple Classic, 2017)
Triple Jump - Outdoors: 13.62m - 44'8.25" (North Florida Invitational, 2017)
Long Jump - Indoors: 6.26m - 20'6.5" (Ed Temple Classic, 2017)
Long Jump - Outdoors:
6.31m - 20'8.5" (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2017)

As a Senior, 2016-17 season: Put together one of the most decorated careers by a Tigerbelle in recent history… Qualified for the USATF Championships for the triple jump… Earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America accolades for the triple jump during the outdoor season after finishing seventh in the event at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships… Took home USTFCCCA Second Team All-America honors for the indoor triple jump after securing 11th place at the NCAA Indoor National Championships… Repeated as Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and OVC Indoor Field Athlete of the year – She has accomplished the feat twice and is the only OVC student-athlete to win both awards in the same season… Earned OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year… Named Female Athlete of the OVC Indoor Championship and Female Athlete of the OVC Outdoor Championship… Second-ever TSU student-athlete to earn Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year (All Sports)… Won six medals at the OVC Indoor Championship and five medals at the OVC Outdoor Championship… OVC Indoor Champion in the 60m, 60m hurdles, long jump and triple jump… Won OVC silver at the Indoor Championship in the 200m and with the 4x400m relay team… OVC Outdoor Champion in the long jump, triple jump, 100m hurdles and with the 4x400m relay team… Took Bronze in the 200m at the OVC Outdoor Championship… Finished career with 26 OVC gold medals… Set OVC Indoor Championship record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.30… Broke the OVC Outdoor Championship record for the 100m hurdles (13.12) and the triple jump (13.52m – 44’4.25”)… Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round during the outdoor season in the triple jump and 100m hurdles… Named OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week three times and OVC Field Athlete of the Week once… During outdoor season, won OVC Field Athlete of the Week three times and OVC Track Athlete of the Week once… Competed in eight indoor meets and seven outdoor meets as a senior for TSU… Won the triple jump indoors at the Ed Temple Classic and OVC Indoor Championship before taking first in the triple jump outdoors at the North Florida Invitational, Georgia Tech Invitational and OVC Outdoor Championship… Reached 13.44m (44’1.25”) in the triple jump at the Ed Temple Classic, the eighth best in the nation during the indoor season among D-1 student-athletes… Posted a career best time of 8.24 in the 60m hurdles at the Music City Challenge… Set a personal record for the triple jump at the North Florida Invitational with a mark of 13.62m (44’8.25”), which was the seventh best in the NCAA during the outdoor season… Had the 25th best 100m hurdles time in Division I on the season for outdoors in 13.12 at the OVC Outdoor Championship… Had an 11th place jump at the NCAA Indoor Championship, reaching 13.09m (42'11.5")... Placed seventh in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a distance of 13.32m (43’8.5”).

As a Junior, 2015-16 season: 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier, placing 18th in the triple jump at the trials (13.23m - 43’5”)... 2016 USTFCCCA First Team All-America for the indoor triple jump… Placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the triple jump (13.25m – 43’5.75”)… Tennessee State’s highest finisher at the Division I NCAA Championships… 2016 USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America for the outdoor triple jump... Placed 18th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump (12.76m - 41’10.5”)… First OVC athlete to earn OVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year… Named OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year… Earned Female Athlete of the OVC Outdoor Championship… Took fifth in the triple jump (13.50m – 44’3.5”) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round… Also competed in the long jump, 100m hurdles and 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Round… At the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship, won gold medals in the 200m (24.16), 55m hurdles (7.62), triple jump (13.35m – 43’9.75”) and 4x400m relay (3:42.35)… Set OVC Indoor Championship meet records in the triple jump and with the 4x400m relay team… At the OVC Outdoor Championship, won the triple jump (13.06m – 42’10.25”), 100m hurdles (13.41) and as a member of the 4x100m relay team (45.49)… Also at the OVC Outdoor Championship, took silver with the 4x400m relay team and bronze in the 200m… During indoor season, won the 60m hurdles at the Vanderbilt Opener (8.42)… At the Ed Temple Classic, won the triple jump (13.07m), 55m hurdles (7.70) and 4x400m relay (3:46.13)… Took first in the triple jump (13.29m) at the Gladstein Invitational… Placed first in the 55m (7.04) at the MTSU Invitational… Won the triple jump (13.12m) and the 4x400m relay at the Samford Open… During outdoor season, captured first in the 100m hurdles at the USF Bulls Invitational (13.49), Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational (13.46), Memphis Tiger Invitational (13.71)… Won the triple jump (13.46m) at the Memphis Tiger Invitational… Honored in the classroom by earning the TSU Academic Excellence Award (Highest GPA Among Female Student-Athletes)... Earned a place on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 

As a Sophomore, 2014-15 season: USTFCCCA All-America Honorable Mention for the outdoor 100m Hurdles... Named Female Athlete of the OVC Outdoor Championships... Won OVC Individual Championships in the triple jump (indoor & outdoor), 200m (outdoor) and 100m hurdles (outdoor)... Added OVC Championships in the 4x400m relay (indoor & outdoor)... Qualified for the NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore., finishing in 20th place for the 100m hurdles (13.31)... In addition to first-place finishes at OVC Indoor Championships, placed second in the 60m hurdles (8.44), third in the 200m (24.96) and fourth in the 60m (7.62)... During outdoor season, took first at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational in the 100m hurdles (13.80), 200m (24.61) and as a member of the 4x100m relay (46.18)... Had top finishes in triple jump (12.54m), 200m (24.80), 4x400m (3:55.46), 4x100m (47.03) and 4x200m (1:38.92) at the Boston-Moon Classic... Along with individual titles, took third as a member of the 4x100m relay team at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

As a Freshman, 2013-14 season: In her first college meet Hughes won the 60 meter hurdles (8.55) and finished third in the 300 meters (40.52)...Won the 55 meters at the MTSU Christmas invitational with a time of 7.95 seconds, in her first time racing the event... Took top spot in the 55 meter hurdles at the Ed Temple Classic, crossing the line in 8.51 seconds... Was named OVC Track Performer of the week on Jan. 15...

Frederick Douglass HS: Won a State Championship in Georgia for the 100m hurdles... Also won a state title for the triple jump... Competed in track and field, as well as cheerleading. 

Personal
Major: Mass Communications
Daughter of: Tonya and Titus Hughes
Birthday: September 23