News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Three Boilermakers join the U.S. Collegiate National Team in Minneapolis
Four other leadership positions filled, as well
Atkinson, Evans, Mohler, Peters and Stahl to represent Purdue
Boilermakers set for four dates, including April 22 at home
2016: CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honoree ... Academic All-District V selection ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... started all 33 matches at setter ... put up 43 assists, 10 kills and 10 digs for the first triple-double since Nov. 19, 2014, and to become the 15th Purdue player to record a triple-double in program lore ... recorded 10 double-doubles (combining assists and digs) ... dished out 10.88 assists per set, ranking 38th nationally and fifth in the Big Ten ... added 2.07 digs per set and a team-best 29 aces ... helped offense to a .517 hitting percentage against Indiana, Sept. 24, the fifth-best hitting percentage in program lore, and a program NCAA record .454 mark against Iowa State in the first round ... led team to a hitting percentage of .250 or better 19 times, .300 or better 12 times ... named to Mortar Board Premier and Shamrock Invitational all-tournament teams.
2015: Academic All-America third team selection ... Academic All-District 5 honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... averaging 11.06 assists per set, ranking 29th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten ... ranked fifth in assists per set in conference play with 11.01 ... posted 16 double-doubles, combining assists and digs each time ... ranked second on the team with 2.39 digs per set ... led the team in digs four times and blocks twice ... guided team to a .264 hitting percentage, ranking 27th nationally ... helped team to a hitting percentage of .250 or better in 20 matches, .300 plus 10 times, .400 plus twice ... helped team to a .394 effort against Maryland, marking the third-best clip in a four-set match in program history ... added 101 kills of her own to go with 22 aces, third most on the team, and 70 blocks .... tallied 500th career dig at Rutgers ... posted 1,000th career assist against Iowa ... named to Mortar Board Premier and LSU Tiger Classic all-tournament teams ... received All-American Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in summer 2016.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 32 matches, averaging 2.34 digs per set, second most on the team, while adding 1.19 kills per set, 40 assists and 18 aces ... recorded double-doubles vs. Michigan State and Northwestern ... tallied double-digit digs in 12 matches and double-digit kills twice ... led team in digs four times and blocks twice ... made good on 97 percent of her 731 serve receive chances as the team's primary passer ... served up four aces in debut vs. USF ... hit at a .250 or better clip in 12 matches and .400 or better in nine contests ... Mortar Board Premier MVP.
2013: Redshirted the season.
High School: Listed at No. 21 on PrepVolleyball's Senior Aces ... a second team AVCA/Under Armour All-America selection for 2012-13 ... a two-time PrepVolleyball All-American ... Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year finalist ... a two-time first team all-state selection and Greater Miami Conference Player of the Year, earning the accolades each of her last two seasons ... earned All-City honors as a junior and senior and All-GMC selection each of her last three years ... averaged 3.81 kills, 3.57 digs and 1.38 assists per set to go with 54 aces as a senior ... led team to the four straight sectional titles, two district championships, one GMC title and the Ohio Southwest Region runnerup spot ... one of PrepVolleyball's Top 50 junior recruits ... a three-time All-Academic GMC Award recipient and four-time High Academic Honoree, finished among Top 10 of graduating class ... named as a J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation Selection ... received President's Award for Educational Excellence, Ohio State Board of Education Award of Merit and United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award ... a National Honor Society member and three-year member of Mu Alpha Theta math honor society ... played club volleyball for the Cincy Classics, which finished fifth in the Junior Olympic U15 national tournament ... selected for the 2013 Women's Junior National A1 National Training Team Program, after making the USAV High Performance Junior A2 team as a freshman and junior.
Personal: Given name is Ashley Teresa Evans ... born Dec. 23, 1994 ... parents are David and Ann Evans ... has one brother, Brian, who is a Purdue student ... plans on majoring in engineering ... will face former teammates Madeline Garda and Anna Star, when Purdue plays Bowling Green State, and former teammate Michelle Strizak, when the Boilers play Illinois.
Favorite sweet treat: Cheesecake
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate
Favorite sport besides volleyball: tennis
Favorite sports team: Golden State Warriors
Favorite Athlete: Stephen Curry
Favorite TV show: 8 Simple Rules
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite Book: The Timekeeper's Wife
Favorite Musical Artist: Coldplay
Favorite type of pizza: Sausage and green pepper
Favorite Actor: Liam Neeson
Favorite Food: Chicken and Pasta
Favorite place on campus: Holloway Gymnasium and the Engineering Fountain
Favorite city:New York City
Favorite outdoor activity:swimming
Favorite animal/furry friend: golden retriever
Favorite class at Purdue: Thermodynamics
Favorite Purdue professor:Professor Jim Jones