Photos from the first practice of the Purdue women's basketball 2014-15 season.
2014-15 - Sophomore
Started 28-of-31 games, averaging 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game … had one of the largest improvement in scoring average in the Big Ten from 2013-14 to 2014-15, increasing her per game total by 8.8 points … made 43 three-point field goals on the season, tied for sixth-most by a Purdue sophomore … dished out 101 assists, the 10th-most by a Purdue sophomore … took the sixth-most three-point field goals by a Boilermaker in school history, attempting 166 on the season … scored a career-high 23 points with five three-pointers, and played a career-most 47 minutes vs. Green Bay (Nov. 19) … scored in double-figures in eight of nine consecutive games in Big Ten play from Jan. 1 to 29, including a Big Ten-high 19 points at Minnesota (Jan. 22), and back-to-back 18-point outings vs. Indiana (Jan. 4) and at Maryland (Jan. 8) … dished out a career-high nine assists vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 15) … averaged 13.5 points and 6.5 assists in a pair of Big Ten Tournament games, shooting 47.6 percent from the field (10-21).
2013-14 - Freshman
Played in 26 games, averaging 5.9 minutes and 2.2 points per game ... hit her first career field goal attempt, burying a three in three minutes vs. Ball State (Nov. 10) ... scored a season-high 12 points on five-of-seven shooting, including a pair of threes, in just 13 minutes vs. Belmont (Nov. 22) ... scored five points in five minutes vs. Stanford (Nov. 26) ... played a season-high 23 minutes vs. TCU, scoring 11 points and grabbing a season-high four rebounds ... appeared in 13 conference games ... scored a confer-ence-best four points in three minutes vs. Northwestern (Jan. 23) ... hit a crucial three-pointer in a 14-point comeback victory at Michigan (Feb. 9).
High School Highlights
Averaged 19 points, six assists, five rebounds, and five steals per game as a senior ... Named Ohio's Ms. Basketball and Ohio D1 player of the year in 2013 ... Helped lead her team to two state championships (2011 and 2012) and runner-up finish in her senior season ... As a junior, scored 36 points against Detroit Country Day... Had four or more assists in 16 games as a junior... Four year letter award winner... Basketball coach was Julie Solis.
Full name is Ashley Nicole Morrissette ... Born April 17, 1995 ... Parents are Christopher and Gianna Morrissette ... Has two younger brothers, Christopher and Nathan and an older sister, Jenna ... Plans to major in psychology ... wants to be a sports psychologist.
Ranked No. 23 at her position by ESPN.com and ranked No. 39 in her class by Blue Star ... 2012 Ohio State Championship MVP ... was tabbed WTCBCA Underclassman of the Year as a junior ... Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star ... named to the All-Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Team ... an All-Ohio special mention honoree ... Played AAU basketball with Sports City U.