Ashley graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School (Fort Wayne, IN) leaving as a two-time all-state selection who helped lead her team to three straight conference crowns, and landed a state title her Junior season.
During her four seasons at Purdue University, she earned three straight All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association (NFCA). She was also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and garnered first-team All-Big Ten accolades in 2014.
Before leaving Purdue, she earned four spots on the season record listings in 2015, tied for second in slugging percentage (.681), third in RBI (48), fifth in batting average (.393), and fifth in sacrifice flies (4) with 11 home runs. Additionally, she tied the school's game record for home runs with two against Coastal Carolina on February 14, 2014, and became the school’s record holder for stolen bases in a game with four against Western Michigan on March 15, 2015.
She led the team in runs scored her sophomore and senior seasons, while driving in a team-best 43 RBI her senior year. A career .335 hitter, she managed 63 extra-base hits with 31 doubles, 9 triples, and 23 home runs. As a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week, she was also a threat on the base paths, swiping 55 bases in 68 attempts.
In the Spring of 2015, Ashley was drafted as a Utility player by the Dallas Charge of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. After completing her first summer of professional softball, she received her degree in Applied Exercise and Health with a Sports Performance Concentration and also an Organizational Leadership and Supervision Minor from Purdue University.
She went on to be Purdue Softball’s Volunteer Assistant Coach for two more seasons. Backed by her extensive experience as a college and professional softball player, she brought her talents to South Bend, IN where she served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for Notre Dame Softball for a season. In that time, Ashley built Ashley B Training and has no plans to ever stop providing athletes, parents and coaches all over the country more opportunities to THRIVE with her virtual training programs, hitting clinics, in-person lessons and motivational speaking endeavors!
She's also the host of the new "When the Cleats Come Off" podcast, helping give parents guidance as to how they can help their athlete thrive in this game, just like her parents did!
Our goal is to provide athletes with the tools and the confidence they need to pursue the dreams on their heart. With every "When the Cleats Come Off" podcast episode, hitting/mental skills course, lesson, clinic, and virtual call we at ABT provide, we make sure to keep this mission is at the forefront! It's time athletes learn how to take absolute ownership of their swing, their game, and their own success...and we love providing those environments to allow your athletes to THRIVE on and off the field.
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