Amber Zimmerman
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: University of Tennessee
Experience: Transfer


2012 Indoors: Ran a personal record in the mile of 4:57.59 at the SEC Indoor meet, but it did not advance her to the final ... Carded a 3000m lifetime best of 10:02.42 to place third in the Gold Division at the Akron Invitational ... Lowered her mile time to 4:58.97 for a personal best at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge ... Logged a 5:02.32 readout in the mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Also ran the mile at the Auburn Invitational, covering the distance in 5:04.35

2012 Outdoors: Checked in fourth with a 1500m time of 4:38.20 at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual ... Finished eighth in the 800m with a PR of 2:14.42 at the Tennessee Challenge ... Just missed improving her 1500m best at the Sea Ray Relays, running 4:38.42 in the Showcase division ... Improved her outdoor PR in the 3000m to 10:06.51 at the Penn Relays ... Earned a new 1500m PR of 4:35.54 in the prelims at the SEC Championship meet.

2011 Indoors: Competed in four individual races indoors, lowering her PRs in the mile and 3000m ... Dropped her mile best to 5:02.31 at the Penn State National ... Ran 5:04.29 to place 16th at the SEC meet ... Finished fifth in the college division of the 3000m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in a time of 10:10.36

2011 Outdoors: Posted a lifetime best in the 3000m to finish second in 10:08.31 at the UT-UCLA Dual ... Posted a trio of 1500m run PRs, the lowest a 4:41.21 effort in the SEC prelims ... Ran on Tennessee's third place DMR (12:04.59) at the Sea Ray Relays.


On the track, she won state titles in 2007 in the 1600m, 3200m and 4x800m relay ... Was third in the 1600m and fifth in the 800m at the 2010 TSSAA Division II Championships ... Named All-KIL (800m/1600m) and chosen to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's PrepXtra Second Team as a senior ... Best prep times included 5:12.22 for 1600m, 11:18.43 for 3200m and 11:15.35 for two miles ... Won TSSAA State Cross Country Division II A Championships in 2006 and 2009, and was the runner-up in 2007 and 2008 ... Career best time on the course for 5K is 18:12.00 (25th, 2008 Foot Locker South Regional) ... Was 30th at that meet in 2008.


Born Sept. 15, 1992, in Plano, Texas. ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Parents are Lesli Rowan and John Zimmerman ... Has five siblings: Mike, David and Ariel Zimmerman, Sean Zimmerman-Wall and Sharon Gandy.