Ashton Hansen Hosford Athlete Profile

#4 Ashton Hansen Hosford

Ashton Hansen Hosford
Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-4 Roster Years: 2005-2008 Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID Last School: Idaho Falls High School

Personal

Parents are Christine and Kimball Hansen, who high-jumped for BYU in 1980 ... has three brothers and two sisters ... sister Janessa was the setter for IFHS in 2005, leading her team to the state title ... got married in the summer of 2008 ... enjoys all sports, singing, cooking, dancing, writing and sewing ... sports hero is Michael Jordan ... recruited by Utah, Utah State, Colorado State, Idaho State, Gonzaga, UVSC, Idaho, Northwestern, Weber State and Boise State ... pre-elementary education major.

Before BYU

Club: Played for the Toca 18's (Juniors) under head coach Debbie Farnsworth ... finished no lower than third place in the Power Division ... highest-ranked Idaho team in the Power Division in the Intermountain Volleyball Association league ... played on the IVA High Performance All-Star Team that traveled to Argentina during the summer of 2004.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Idaho Falls High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho ... led high school team in blocks and kills both her junior and senior years ... 342 blocks as a senior led the state ... led her team to the state championship title in 2003 and 2004, the first female sport state title won by Idaho Falls High School ... earned second-place finishes in the 2001 and 2002 state championships ... won the district championships in 2004 ... named All-Region First Team her junior and senior years ... also named All-State First Team in 2003 and 2004 and All-State Second Team in 2002 ... selected as a 2005 prepvolleyball.com All-American and was listed as the No. 75 top recruit in the nation on the site's Senior Aces list ... also placed fifth in the state high jump competition in 2002 ... active in choir, drama and peer counseling ... Renaissance Club vice president ... involved in Student Government as the freshman class president and junior class vice president ... Girls' Federation vice president ... Seminary president ... Idaho Top Scholar Award recipient.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
KILLS: 18 at UNLV, 11/23/07
HITTING PERCENTAGE: 1.000 at Air Force, 11/18/06
ASSISTS: 4 (twice)
DIGS: 3 vs. No. 10 Wisconsin, 8/31/07
BLOCKS: 13 (twice)


YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year MP-GP K E A Pct. Ast. SA SE RE Dig BS BA TB BE BHE
2006 7-16 18 6 37 .324 3 0 0 0 1 0 20 20 1 0
2007 30-112 227 56 440 .389 46 0 1 4 16 4 155 159 6 6
2008 26-94 137 51 329 .261 19 0 0 0 11 4 117 121 2 3
Total 63-222 382 113 806 .382 68 0 1 4 28 8 292 300 9 3




2005 | Redshirt Year

2005 Cougar Club Scholar Athlete

2006 | Freshman Year

Played in seven matches and 16 games coming off of her redshirt season, totaling 18 kills, three assists, one dig and 20 blocks on .324 hitting ... averaged 1.25 blocks and 1.12 kills per game ... made her Cougar debut against Stetson at the UCF Fall Invitational, recording four kills on .500 hitting in two games ... also played two games against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, posting three kills and three blocks ... played against Wyoming, UNLV and San Diego State in place of the injured Rachel Dyer ... posted a career-high 12 blocks at Wyoming, helping BYU set Mountain West Conference records for block assists and total blocks in a match.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Started in the middle for the Cougars as a sophomore, playing in 31 matches ... finished the season ranked 33rd nationally with 1.42 blocks per game and seventh all-time at BYU with a .389 hitting percentage on the year ... ranked third in the Mountain West Conference in both categories ... also added 2.03 kills per game ... tallied double-digit kills in seven matches and double-digit blocks in two contests, recording one double-double on the season ... led BYU in blocks 16 times and hitting percentage 10 times ... hit .500 or above in 10 matches ... had an outstanding performance in BYU's win over No. 10 Wisconsin, recording then-career-highs in kills (10), assists (3) and digs (3) while hitting .389 on the night and adding a team-high eight blocks ... reached double-digit kills with 10 at San Diego State in BYU's five-game comeback win to record the program's 1,000th all-time victory ... posted a career-best 13 blocks against Colorado State while adding nine kills on a team-high .474 hitting ... tied her career high with 13 blocks at Utah to go along with a personal-best 11 kills, marking her first career double-double ... topped that mark with 15 kills against New Mexico and then followed that with 18 at UNLV in the MWC Tournament to establish a new career best ... began the NCAA Tournament with six kills on .714 hitting and nine blocks against Ole Miss before posting 13 kills on .706 hitting at No. 6 Washington to help BYU advance to the Regionals for the first time since 1998 ... hit .512 in four NCAA Tournament matches ... named Academic All-MWC.

2008 | Junior Year

Played in every match and 94 out of 95 sets for BYU as a junior ... averaged 1.46 kills and 1.29 blocks per set while tallying 137 winners, 19 assists, 11 digs and 121 blocks on .261 hitting ... led the team and ranked fourth in the Mountain West Conference and 28th in the nation in bps ... also ranked ninth in the league with 1.08 bps in MWC play ... finished her BYU career ranked fifth all-time in that category with 1.35 bps over three seasons ... led the Cougars in kills once, hitting percentage nine times and blocks 13 times ... tallied double-digit kills in three contests and double-digit blocks in one ... began the season in spectacular fashion, recording a career-high-tying 13 blocks against Tulane in the BYU Molten Classic, the most rejections tallied by any Cougar the entire year ... averaged 2.25 blocks per set over the three matches of the tournament, including seven each against Utah State and Missouri ... led BYU with six blocks against Siena ... reached double-digit kills for the first time on the year with 10 against Boise State on .500 hitting ... posted nine blocks at No. 14 Wisconsin ... tallied a season-high 11 kills vs. SDSU while pacing BYU with six blocks ... notched season highs of 13 kills and .632 hitting against TCU while leading BYU with five blocks ... posted eight blocks at San Diego State ... recorded eight kills on .412 hitting to go along with eight blocks in BYUs five-set upset of No. 15 Colorado State ... named Academic All-MWC.