News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Setter garners third team honors, Purdue volleyball's first since 2012
Boilermakers rally for five-set win over Hawkeyes
Setter has balanced athletics, mechanical engineering major
Boilermakers hit the road to play No. 7 Ohio State, No. 5 Penn State
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