A record-setter

Amber Lutmer, who plays softball for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, set a school record over the weekend. She has hit the most home runs in UNO’s history, belting No. 45 out of the park.

Those of you who know me understand I’m not a sports-minded person. But I’m rejoicing in sorts of a family triumph. Amber is the sister-in-law of my niece, Katie.

There are regional connections, too. Amber’s parents, Mike and Deb (Bullerman) Lutmer, were born and raised in Adrian, Minn. I have to say, if Amber had attended UNL, she’d be getting much more attention.

Here’s her photo, shot by J.R. Epley.

And here are Amber’s stats: batting .384 and slugging .849 - with 18 walks,

Of further notes, her brother, Brett, westled for Augustana College. Or as Amber’s UNO biography says, “Augusta.”