The freshman second baseman talks music, softball and family in this Q&A.
2013: First Team All-Mideast Region ... started all 55 games, 54 at second base and one as the designated player ... boasted a .320 average with a team-best 40 runs and 10 extra-base hits ... reached base via hit or walk in 48 of the team's 55 games ... posted team-best 16 game hitting streak (March 12-April 12), second longest in program history ... also posted a seven-game hit streak from Feb. 8-16 ... ended the season on a six-game hit streak (April 28-) ... tallied multiple hits in 16 games, including a 3-for-3 effort against No. 16 Arizona and two other three-hit performances ... swiped 20 bases, third most on the team ... scored three game-tying runs and four game-winners, while also driving in 14 RBI, including three game-winners ... walked 10 times ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in stolen bases (20) and eighth in triples (2) ... in conference play, ranked fourth in stolen bases (8) and ninth in runs scored (18).
2012: Saw action in 47 games, starting 44 at second base... batted .271 with 36 hits in 133 at-bats, including six extra-base hits ... registered three doubles, two triples, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten, and a home run ... scored 18 runs, including one game-tying effort and the game-winners against Niagara and Valparaiso ... drove in 18 RBI, including two game-tying efforts and the game winner against Wisconsin ... tallied multiple hits in nine games, including two perfect days at the plate ... posted a six-game hit streak from March 10-15 ... first collegiate hit was a two-RBI single against Niagara ... home run came at Indiana... batted .250 with a double and a home run during conference play ... made good on 93 percent of her defensive opportunities.
High School: A two-time all-state selection, garnering first team honors as a senior and honorable mention accolades her junior year ... a four-year letterwinner ... named team's Co-Most Valuable Player her junior and senior years under coach Dave Moyer ... batted .618 with 48 runs and nine home runs as a senior as her team won its third straight conference crown... also received the Bishop Dwenger Scholar award her senior season ... team won IHSSA State championship her junior year ... received the "Rookie of the Year" award as a freshman as her team won the sectional title ... made the honor roll in 2009 and 2010 ... played varsity basketball as a sophomore ... played summer ball for the Indiana Magic Gold, which placed 17th out of 64 teams at ASA Gold Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Ashley Rose Burkhardt ... born January 24, 1993 ... parents are Scott and Jennifer Burkhardt ... father, Scott, played basketball at IPFW ... has two sisters, Kristina and Anna ... majoring in applied exercise and health: sports performance ... minoring in organizational leadership and supervision.