Ashley Van Ryn

Ashley Van Ryn


Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Greater Atlanta Christian School




2007: Started 59 games in 2007 in right field...Member of the Conference USA All-Academic Team...Received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for having a 3.75 GPA of better and earned a spot on the 2007 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second-consecutive year...Missed five games due to illness...led the team in times hit by a pitch (3) and tied for second on the team in triples (2)...Started off the season banging out an RBI double, scoring a run and walking twice in the season opener vs. Miami (Ohio) (2/9)...Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against Seton Hall (2/17)...Was a perfect 2-for-2 with her third double of the season and scored two runs against Boston University at the UCF Tournament...belted a triple and scored a run in game one of the doubleheader vs. Eastern Michigan (3/1)...Hit two-run triple against Holy Cross at the Altamonte Springs Tournament (3/4)...Went 2-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI in the doubleheader vs. Bethune-Cookman (3/15)...In two games against C-USA foe, UTEP (4/28-4/29), was 4-6 with three RBI and two runs scored...Recorded one of a team-total five hits in C-USA Championship semi-final vs. East Carolina (5/12).

2006: Started at second base in 38 games for the Golden Knights in 2006...Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll, while also earned the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for having a GPA of 3.75 or better...Was second on the team in home runs (three) and fourth in slugging percentage (.300)...Had two game-winning RBI and three game-winning runs...Smashed first career grand slam against Texas Tech (2/10), picking up a career-high four RBI against the Red Raiders..Belted second career home run against Stetson (2/19)...Walked twice and scored a run vs. Samford (2/25)...Posted a career-high three hits against Villanova (3/4)...Hit a double and scored the first run of the game against USF (4/12)...Notched a game-winning home run against Memphis (4/14), finishing with three RBI on the day...Recorded a four-game hitting streak (4/22-5/2)...Scored two runs in the second game against UTEP (4/22).

2005: Played 29 games and made two starts as a freshman...Selected to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...Notched first hit against North Dakota State (2/18)...Posted a hit and scored a run in the first game with Florida A&M (2/22)...Went 1-for-1 with a triple in game one vs. Connecticut (2/26)...In game one vs. St. Bonaventure (3/1), recorded a base hit and walked once...Stole first career base against Northern Illinois (3/18)...Had two RBI against Troy (4/24).

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner coached by Judy Tenney at Greater Atlanta Christian High School...Also lettered in basketball and soccer all four years...Awarded the Spartan Spark Award in 2001...Named first team all-state by Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and by the Gwinnett Daily Post in 2003 and 2004, as well as second team all-state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...Was named team MVP in 2003 and 2004...Member of the Georgia Class 2A State runner-up team in 2003 and 2001...Also a member of the President's List in 2001-04, the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among High School Students...Played summer ball for Todd Andrews' Gwinnett Cyclones.

Personal: Born in Lansing, Ill....Daughter of Doug and Agnes Van Ryn...Majoring in hospitality management with a minor in coaching.

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