20  Ashley Adams
Ashley Adams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hickory, N.C.

High School:
South Caldwell

Last College:
Walters State

Height:
5-6

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R


Notes: Set a Western Carolina and a Southern Conference record with 21 home runs in '06 ... Recorded both the first single (to right field, bottom 2nd inning versus Tennessee Tech, (2/11/06) and hit the first-ever grand slam in program history (to straight away center field, bottom 1st inning versus Rutgers, in Charleston, S.C.) ... Transferred to Western Carolina University from Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., after completing her eligibility with WSCC ... Is joined on the Catamounts' roster by former Walters State teammate, Nikki Bost and Jamie Swank, as well as former South Caldwell High teammate, Heather Pritchard.

2007 (Senior): Played in two games before an injury sidelined her for the rest of the year.

2006 (Junior): Made 58 starts among her 59 appearances (55 in right field, 3 as the designated player) ... Led Western with 19 multiple RBI games, twice tallying five-or-more, and recorded 14 multiple hit games ... In addition to establishing a new benchmark for home runs, led the league in both runs batted in with 61 RBI - the second-best, single-season in SoCon history - total bases with 124, and slugging percentage (.685) ... Additionally, ranked fourth in the SoCon in runs scored (44), eighth in on-base percentage (.399) and 14th in batting average (.309) ... Ranked fifth nationally in home runs per game (0.36) and ninth in RBI per game (1.03) ... Named first team All-Southern Conference and selected to both the Louisville Slugger / National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I Southeastern All-Region team and to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State team ... Was named to the Charleston Southern Spring Fastpitch Invitational All-Tournament team ... Dubbed WCU's "Hitter of the Year" by the coaching staff.

Prior to Western: Hit .404 over two seasons at Walters State, tallying 114 hits with 19 homeruns ... As a sophomore at WSCC, hit .394 with 58 hits, including the fourth-most homeruns in the region (13) and nine doubles ... Drove in 45 runs to rank seventh in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletics Association (TJCCAA) and scored 41 runs, which ranked tenth overall in the region ... Ranked eighth in the region in slugging percentage (.682) and tied for seventh in total bases with 103 ... As a freshman, recorded the eighth-best batting average in the TJCCAA by hitting .427 with 56 hits, seven of which were homeruns to rank in the Top 15 in both categories ... Also drove in 31 runs as a rookie for a two-year career total of 76.

High School: Was a three-time, All-Caldwell County and All-Northwestern 4-A Conference selection ... As a senior, hit .456 with 26 hits, including nine doubles and a pair of homeruns ... Scored 18 runs and drove in 16 more during her final year as a prep ... Earned "Rookie of the Year" honors during her freshman campaign.

Personal: Full name is Ashley Victoria Adams ... Daughter of Jim and Carol Adams ... Was born in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Has two younger siblings, Chris and Josh ... Majoring in Nutrition/Dietetics.

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