Olivia Amber
Olivia Amber
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lake Nebagamon, Wis.
High School: Northwestern

BEFORE COLBY

Olivia graduated from Northwestern, where she was the valedictorian. She was a development intern at Rainforest Action Network in San Francisco.

AT COLBY 

Olivia is majoring in Geology and Science, Technology, and Society. 

2017 season highlights: Amber led the Mules this season, finishing in the top 10 in nearly every race. She took fourth in the 5K and second in the 15K at Eastern Championships and was named to the EISA All-East Second Team. She went on the NCAA Championships, finishing 18th in both events. In January, she finished 37th at the U.S. Championships in the 1.3K freestye. Amber ends her career as a two-time All-East selection, four-time national championship qualifier, and the first Nordic All-American in Colby history. 

2016 season highlights: Amber had a fantastic season for the Mules, becoming the first Nordic skier (female or male) in program history to earn All-American honors. She finished ninth in the 15K race at the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships in Colorado. Amber earned All-East Second Team honors after placing 10th in the 5K and 11th in the 15K event at the Eastern Championships. She had six top-10 finishes. Amber opened the season by taking fourth in the Bates Carnival classic sprint, and then finished in the same position in the 15K race at the Colby Carnival. She finished ninth in the 10K classic race at the Vermont Carnival and earned Eastern Skier of the Week honors after taking second in the 15k at the Dartmouth Carnival.

2015 season highlights: Amber had another strong season for the Mules as she again qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships, where she finished 31st in the 5-kilometer event and 26th in the 15K event. At the Eastern Championships, Amber finished 11th in the 5K event and 13th in the 15K event. During the regular season, Amber did not finish outside the top-20 and had five top-10 finishes. Olivia finished fifth at the Bates 15K, third at the St. Michael's 5K, seventh at the Middlebury 10K, ninth at the Middlebury 5K, and eighth at the UVM 10K.

2014 season highlights: Olivia had an outstanding first year, earning a trip to the NCAA Division I Championships. She was 26th in the 5-kilometer classic and took 33rd in the 15K free skate mass start. Amber took 16th place in the 15K free skate mass start at the Eastern Championships. Olivia was in the top 20 in seven races during the EISA season. Her best overall carnival was at Vermont in taking ninth in the 5K free skate and 14th in the classic sprint. Amber finished 11th in the 5K classic and helped the Mules finish third in the event at the Colby Carnival. She also had a 12th and a 14th in the Dartmouth races.