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Rechis returns to west Tennessee to play basketball for Union

JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/23/2012 - The Union University women’s basketball program has signed former Martin Westview High School standout Amber Rechis. Rechis will enter Union this fall as a sophomore athletically and will continue her work toward a degree in biology.

Union head coach Mark Campbell said, “We recruited Amber out of high school and she was an outstanding player throughout her career at Martin Westview. She will bring the experience of playing in a great program at FGCU for a great coach in Karl Smesko. Amber will give us a player that can shoot the ball as good as we have had here. She has a scorers mentality and will help us immediately. She is an important piece of the puzzle and I am really excited about her wanting to come back and play close to home.”

Rechis, a 5-foot-8 guard, is transferring to Union from Florida Gulf Coast University, a NCAA DI school in Fort Meyers that plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference. She spent two seasons at FGCU, including a red-shirt year in 2010-11. As a freshman in 2011-12, Rechis played in 30 games, averaging 4.8 points per game. She scored in 19 of the 30 games, including double figures four times. She posted a career high 26 points and six 3-pointers versus Webber International (Fla.), and had double-figure games versus Lipscomb (Tenn.). Rechis shot 53 percent from the field, 56 percent (37-66) from behind the arc and had a 2.8 assists-to-turnover ratio as a freshman. Rechis received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors in 2012.

Rechis is a 2010 graduate of Martin-Westview where she was a four-year starter. She was a four-time 13AA All-District, 13AA All-Tournament, 7AA All-Region Tournament, and All-State. Rechis is the all-time leading scorer at Westview with 2,871 points.

Rechis is the daughter of Louis and Sheila Rechis.


Steven Aldridge
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