Amber Rall Groves
Inducted in 2014
Amber Rall Groves became the first basketball player in Crawford County history, boy or girl, to score 2,000 points in a high school career. Amberís average for her career was 21.9 points per game, season record for points of 698, field goals with 143 and a career total points of 2.167 currently in the top 20 on the state all-time scoring list. Amber was All-Ohio in 2001, 2002, District Six Player of the Year in 2003, and played in the North/South All-Star game in 2003. In the four years Amber played, the Lady Royals compiled a record of 76-16, with three 20-win seasons, and a combined six league and tournament titles. As a senior, Amber led the Lady Royals to a state tournament berth for the first time. Amber also led the Lady Royals in assists in 2002-2003, and set school records for assists and steals in a single season. Amber also lettered four times in volleyball and medaled three years at the state track meet. As a sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper, Rall was an All-Ohioan four different seasons, finishing the state
championship in the long jump with a torn hamstring. She still holds the record at Wynford in the 100 meter dash, 300 meter hurdles, and the long jump.
After high school, Amber joined the Ashland University womenís basketball team. In four seasons at AU, Amber finished as the all-time leading scorer with 2,087 points. Rall was named to the first team on the All Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2005, 2006, and 2007 and was Freshman Player of the Year in 2004. During her junior and senior years, Amber was Most Valuable Player for Ashland.
Amber earned a degree in physical education and teaches adaptive physical education at Fairway in Bucyrus. Amber coached basketball at Colonel Crawford High School for three years and recently married Jesse Groves and they reside in Cardington.