Athlete Testimonies:

Amber Jacobs

As long as she can remember, Boston College senior guard Amber Jacobs has always been shooting a basketball. In fact, she approaches the art of shooting much the same as she approaches the game of life--"go with the flow, take it one game at a time," as many coaches like to say.

For any doubters out there, just turn back the clock to last March, when Jacobs buried a 17-foot jumper with 3.3 seconds left to give the Eagles a 73-72 victory over Old Dominion in first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Jacobs family was always involved with basketball, but it wasn't the only thing she learned from her parents. Her family has always been a tight-knit Christian family. Amber recalls being saved at the age of five.

Jacobs has her own Web site where young fans and others she has met often write to her. "It's nice to see that people appreciate you or that you do impact lives of others," she says. "You don't always see it, you don't always know. It's nice to see or hear those things once in a while--that there is a purpose in your life and that God is leading you."


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