April 8, 2009
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane senior point guard Ashley Langford was named one of 12 recipients of the Conference USA Spirit of Service awards Wednesday, joining 11 other winter sport student-athlete who excel on and off the field of play. Langford's community service, academic achievement and basketball resume were recognized by C-USA.
The Harrisburg, PA native, who ranks second in C-USA history in assists, took part in a plethora of community service projects. She served as the emcee of Tulane's Class Room on the Court program, leading a group of over 800 elementary school students in lessons on geography and basketball multiple times throughout the 2008-09 season.
She was also a student-host in Tulane's Youth Impact program along with NFL Youth Football Fund and Tulane Athletics, which promoted football, academics and life skills to more than 100 disadvantaged boys from recovery schools in New Orleans; was part of a team which helped rebuild Johnson Elementary school student-library; Participated in Tulane's 'Shadow a Student-Athlete Day' which shows young local middle school students a day in the life of a Tulane student-athlete and promotes education and athletics as a means of personal growth; and served as a game-day host for Tulane's Bring Your `A' Game Program, which rewards academic achievement in the New Orleans area with complimentary tickets to Tulane sporting events, providing a first-hand account of what academic success can bring in the future, as well as inside tours of Tulane athletic facilities and game day events.
The Conference USA All-Academic Team member also serves as President of Tulane Student-Athlete Advisory Council, while maintaining a Dean's List and C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll worthy GPA of 3.26 in a dual major of Management and Marketing.
On the court, she is Tulane's all-time assist leader and ranks second all-time in C-USA history in assists with 722. She finished in the top 30 in assists in the NCAA in each of the last four seasons, including 17th this past season. Langford was ranked eighth in the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio and owns a 2.19 assist-to-turnover ratio for her career, and also ranks second in Tulane history in free throw percentage.
Her 722 assists have led to 1,685 Tulane points (280 layups, 202 jumpers, 228 three-pointers), and she reached the 1,000-point plateau as a scorer this season, finishing in 19th in Tulane history with 1,047 points. Combined between points and assists, Langford has led to 2,732 of Tulane's 8,021 points (34.0 percent).
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.
Other honorees announced Wednesday were Women's Indoor Track & Field student-athletes Danielle Eiler (East Carolina), Seun Adigun (Houston), Nora Mehl ( UAB) and Dione Thomas (UCF); Women's Swimming & Diving athletes Natalie Kirchoff (Rice) and Jennifer Basel (SMU); From men's basketball Adam Williams (Marshall), Antonio Anderson (Memphis); C-USA women's basketball athletes Kendra Reed (Southern Miss) and Teka Brooks (Tulsa) and Morgan Glenn of the UTEP Women's Rifle team.