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Ashley Thompson Athlete Profile

#3 Ashley Thompson

Position: First Base Height: 6-2 Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Connell, WA Last School: Connell High School



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Career Summary

Ashley Thompson was a four-year starter for BYU, speding most of her career at first base, but seeing time as a pitcher early in her career. As a junior, she was named the WCC Player of the Year. She was on the All-WCC First Team in 2015 and 2016 and received second team honors in 2017. Also in 2016, she was named to the NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team. In the BYU record books, she finished in the top 10 for career runs, hits, triples, RBI, total bases and on-base percentage and in the top five for stolen bases and walks. She also had the second-longest reached base streak with 30 in 2016. In each of her four seasons, she helped BYU win the WCC championship and advance to NCAA Regionals. She was also part of one of the most successful seasons in program history in 2017, sitting in the top-25 rankings for 12 weeks of the year and going on a 22-game win streak.

Personal

  • Parents are Ron and Shelley
  • One brother named Trevor
  • Majoring in excercise science

Before BYU

  • Maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school, named valedictorian
  • Finished her career with a 86-6 record
  • Holds the Washington state career strikeout record with 1,117 and the career home run record with 51.
  • Holds the state high school single season home run record with 23 and is also the record holder in single season RBIs with 90
  • In 2013, posted a 27-0 record, posting a 0.19 ERA and 345 strikeouts in 144 innings. At the plate, she hit .667 with 13 home runs, 63 runs scored, 53 RBIs, 48 walks.
  • Named the 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Washington
  • Threw 11 no-hitters including a streak of seven straight during the 2013 season
  • Led her high school to three straight 1A titles
  • Led her club softball team, the Washington Explosion Gold, to the ASA Gold National Championship tournament


2014 | Freshman Year

  • College Sports Madness All-WCC Second Team
  • No. 30 in the NCAA in walks per game (0.73)
  • Fifth in the WCC in on-base percentage (.430)  and fourth in RBI (31)
  • Hit her first home run to give the Cougars a lead against Oklahoma State in the Mary Nutter Classic.
  • Gave BYU a two-run lead over Hawai’i with the second home run of her career.
  • Combined with Tori Almond and McKenna Bull for a no-hitter at UVU.
  • Hit a three-run home run against Pacific in an 8-0 win.
  • Added a two-run shot to give BYU a 4-2 lead in the final game against Pacific.
  • NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • All-WCC First Team
  • All-Academic WCC honorable mention selection
  • Ranked in the top five in WCC play in seven categories: OBP (5th–.500), runs scored (2nd–15), runs batted in (1st–19), home runs (tied No. 2–4), total bases (4th–31), walks (tied No. 1–10) and stolen bases (3rd–4)
  • Registered in the top five in several categories on the team including batting average (5th), slugging (4th), OBP (4th), runs batted in (2nd), hits (5th), total bases (3rd), walks (1st) and stolen bases (2nd)
  • WCC All-Conference First Team by College Sports Madness
  • WCC Player of the Week (4/13)
  • WCC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness (4/14)
  • Tied for No. 1 for hits in a single game in school history against Pacific
  • Tied for 7th for RBIs in single game in BYU history with six against Pacific
  • Tied for 2nd in stolen bases as sophomore in BYU history with 13
  • Hit .615, slugged 1.231, knocked in 10 runs and stole two bases on her way to WCC Player of the Week honors as an NFCA Selected Top Performance
  • Drove in five RBI in the win over Oregon State while also hitting 3-for-3 with her first homer of the season

2016 | Junior Year

  • NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team
  • 2016 WCC Player of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • 2016 WCC Commissioner's Silver Honor Roll
  • WCC Player of the Week twice
  • Led the team in batting average (.400), runs (44), hits (66), doubles (12), total bases (121) and stolen bases (12)
  • Second on the team in home runs (13) and RBI (49)
  • 2016 WCC Preseason Team
  • Stole twice against Creighton and Long Beach State
  • Tallied three runs, two hits and three RBI against Boise State
  • Went 3 for 4 with three RBI against Mount St. Mary's
  • Hit a two-run homer in the 3-1 win at Texas
  • Had four RBI vs. Southern Utah with two hits and two runs
  • Went a perfect 7 for 7 in doubleheader against Saint Mary's with seven RBI and three home runs, including five RBI in one game
  • Went 3 for 4 with five RBI, two runs and one home run against Santa Clara

2017 | Senior Year

  • All-WCC Second Team
  • 2017 WCC All-Academic Team
  • Started all 59 games at first base
  • Led the team in at bats (171), runs (47), triples (4) and stolen bases (16)
  • Named to the FPN 2017 Preseason Top 50 NCAA Softball Hitters list, coming in at No. 36
  • Hit 2 home runs vs. Texas State
  • Recorded the second-most stolen bases in a game by a BYU player with 3 vs. Miami
  • Went 2/3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs vs. Maine
  • Hit a three-run homer at Southern Utah
  • Went 3/3 with 2 runs vs. Pacific
  • On Senior Day vs. San Diego, went 3/3 with 2 runs, 1 RBI and 1 home run
  • Had a season-high 4 RBI on 2/4 hitting at Santa Clara
  • Went 3/4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI against Fordham in the NCAA Regionals