This archived article was written by: Whitney Fieldsted
Standing five-feet, nine-inches tall, shooting guard, Amy Arbon, is a leader both on and off the court for the USU Eastern lady Eagles this season. Arbon is a returning starter and a major asset to the team. Her favorite aspect about playing basketball is the almost instant friendships that generate between teammates and coaches.
Early on she was selected by her teammates to take on the role of team captain and they say she has done her job well. Its not an easy task to do your job and make sure everyone else does theirs as well. However, Arbon does it well. Couch Dave Paur said, “Amy is one hell of an athlete.” This quote is proven every day in the gym and during games.
She leads the team with 43 steals and is averaging eight points and five rebounds per game. Arbon is also money from behind the arch. Shooting 11 for 30 from three-point range this season, she can always be counted on. Arbon proved this in a recent game when she hit a clutch three down the stretch in the home game against Snow College.
It may seem as if basketball is all there is to Arbon, but that is far from true. She grew up in Clearfield, Utah, with three siblings: two brothers and a sister. Now she is most proud of is being an aunt to four adorable nephews that can be contributed to her siblings. In fact ,hanging out with her family is one of her favorite things to do.
Arbon isn’t afraid to get a little dirty and is always up for an adventure. Snowboarding and dirt biking are two outdoor activities she enjoys and remodeling, but she is also like the typical female and loves to hit the mall for some shopping. “Oh and you can’t forget eating, of course I like that,” Arbon said.
“She is superwoman of everything, from shooting the three to gutting a bathroom, and she is a saint,” said teammate and friend Kathy Collette. Collette was dead on with saint comment. Arbon said, “I can’t lie because I always get a guilty conscience.” Maybe that’s why everyone loves to have her around because she is so trustworthy.
When Arbon graduated high school, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. After thinking about it she ended up at Weber State for a year, but the temptation of playing basketball at a collegiate level was just too much and she ended up at USU Eastern. While here, Arbon isn’t sure what she would like to major in, but she is leaning towards technology management.
Arbon’s time at Eastern is coming to an end in three months, but she isn’t ready to be done with school. When this semester ends, she plans to attend either UVU or Utah State to obtain a bachelor’s degree.