(August 9, 1981 - October 27, 2009)
Amy was a beautiful person - both inside and out - that was so very full of life. She lit up the very room she was in.
Her personality radiated. People wanted to be with her. This was certainly evident at her funeral as people stood in line through the room, down the hall, out the door, across the parking lot, and out to the street. People wanted to have one more opportunity to be with her and to share their testimony of love and respect, and their personal experiences with her family and loved ones.
Amy graduated from South Adams High School in 1999. After attending college, she returned to her hometown where she was received with wide open arms. She played basketball with IPFW then St. Francis where she studied sports management and finished her basketball career.
“Sports was her whole life. It was her complete enjoyment,” stated her father, Mike Meyer. “She enjoyed every sport and she loved competing and coaching. Amy was an athlete, and she shared this enthusiasm with her 15 month-old son, Max. Amy loved Indiana University and took Max to IU for basketball games. Amy told Max that IU coach (Tom) Crean was going to be his coach some day.”
Amy was an exceptional athlete and an exemplary role model. She held the record of 1,033 career points as a member of the South Adams Starfire girls’ basketball team. She also played softball, ran cross country, and had just returned as an assistance coach of the cross country team.
Amy had planned to be an assistant coach for the St. Francis University Basketball team. Gary Andrews, St. Francis Basketball coach, was quoted as saying, “She was one terrific person. I didn’t only want her to help coach because of her ability; I knew that she would be a terrific role model for the girls.” Amy was coming to St. Francis with a respectable coaching reputation having coached at Carroll High School, Churubusco High School, Bluffton High School, and South Adams High School.
Amy's extensive coaching career is reflective in the eligibility requirements for the scholarship established to remember Amy and to encourage females who, like Amy, have a love for athletics.