Career: Played in 30 matches and 50 sets in her Tulane career, primarily as a defensive specialist...tallied 73 digs, nine service aces and a pair of assists in four years in a Green Wave uniform...named Tulane Student-Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2008...graduated with a degree in finance in May 2007 and earned her master's degree in accounting in May 2009.
2008: Played in nine matches and 12 sets as a senior...earned first start of the season on Senior Day against UTEP (11/16) and posted a season-best six digs...also played in one set against Utah State, Northeastern, UAB, New Orleans, Marshall, UCF and SMU while playing a pair of sets against No. 2 Nebraska...posted three digs in a three-set loss to the Cornhuskers (9/6)...added a dig against Utah State (8/30) and an assist against Nebraska (9/6)...named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the C-USA Academic Medal for tallying a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
2007: Appeared in eight matches and 10 sets as a junior...started at libero in game three of Tulane's win over Texas-Pan America (9/1) and recorded six digs and a pair of service aces against the Broncs...set a season-high with eight digs in two games against Louisiana-Lafayette at the Domino's Invitational (9/1)...tied that season-high a week later with eight digs in two games against Columbia at the LMU Hilton LAX Invitational (9/8)...added one dig vs. McNeese State (10/9)...posted an ace against UTEP (11/9)...off the court, earned the Tulane Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for the second-straight season, was a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic medal winner and was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List...named third-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI.
2006: Played in eight matches and 18 sets as a sophomore...picked up an assist and a season-high two aces against UMKC (9/9)...posted a career-high 14 digs and a pair of aces against New Orleans in the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament (8/26)......tallied seven digs against Iowa at the Hawkeye Holiday Inn Challenge...recorded aces against Lamar (8/25) and McNeese State (8/26)...off the court, was named Tulane's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2006-07 with a GPA of 3.958...was a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic medal winner and was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List.
2005: Played in five matches and 13 sets as a true freshman...had a season-best four digs against UCF (10/23) and Tulsa (11/11)...recorded digs in two other matches...during the offseason, lettered in track where she competed in the 400-yard hurdles...off the court, was a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic medal winner and was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List after posting a 4.0 GPA for the year.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at McMinnville High for coach Jenifer Gubrud...as a senior, earned Pac 9 Player of the Year honors, named second-team all-state and News Register/MAC Club Player of the Year after helping lead the Grizzlies to a league title...named second-team All-Pac 9 as a junior...a versatile student-athlete, was a four-time All-Pac 9 selection in basketball and earned all-league honors in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, and 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays...graduated valedictorian of her class, served as the yearbook advertisement editor and treasurer of both ASB and the National Honor Society...was also a member of the Honor Roll, Doernbecher Children's Hospital Club and Link Crew, and was voted Female Senior of the Year.
Personal: Born Ashley Marie Bernards on Oct. 31, 1986 in McMinnville, Ore...daughter of Steve and Kathy Bernards...has a twin brother, Ross, and a sister, Amy.
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