Women's Volleyball



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Ashley Zener
Ashley Zener

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tempe, Ariz.

High School:
Corona del Sol HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
SR-3L


2004 (Jr.): Played in 27 matches and 93 games... Averaged 2.35 kills, .98 blocks, and .52 digs per game... Hit .248 with 17 matches of .200 or better... Totaled seven blocks against #2 Hawaii in WAC Tournament 11/19... Tied career high with three aces at North Texas 11/10... Recorded 12 kills and three blocks in sweep of Louisiana Tech 11/6... Tabbed eight kills, four blocks, three digs and two assists against Tulsa 10/30... Totaled 15 kills and a 4-game career high 30 attempts in 3-1 loss to #3 Hawaii 10/16... Contributed 11 kills, 4 digs, and 4 blocks in 3-2 win at Tulsa 10/7... Set new 3-game match career high eight digs at Stephen F Austin 9/28... Set career high of 18 kills in 3-1 loss to Boise State 9/25... Hit .429 (10-1-21) in sweep of UTEP 9/23... Recorded nine blocks twice (1-8) against UW-Milwaukee 9/17 and (0-9) vs. Cornell 9/10.

2003 (So.): Played in 30 matches and 114 games... Hit .298 on the season and had 228 kills and 135 blocks... Averaged 2 kills per game... Had highest kill percentage on team and was number one in blocks... Had one double-double on the season, against Fresno State... Hit .359 against Boise State... Received Academic All-WAC honors... Was fifth in the WAC in blocks... Set new SMU single-season records with a .298 hitting percentage and a 1.18 block per game average... Notched an SMU-record five solo blocks against Kentucky.

2002 (Fr.): Played in 28 matches and 83 games for the Mustangs... One of two true freshmen to start regularly... Hit .387 and had a season-high 16 kills and added five blocks against Auburn in the Comcast Invitational... Had her lone double-double (10 kills and 10 blocks) against Temple in the same tournament... Hit .643 with 10 kills at Tulsa... Hit .444 with 10 kills and seven blocks against South Florida in the Best Western Invitational... Added five blocks in WAC Tournament match against Fresno State.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner at Corona del Sol... Honorable Mention All-State as a senior... A three-time All-Region pick... Named to multiple All-Tourney teams... Named a Chase Coy Scholar Athlete... Served as team captain as a senior, leading her squad to a state runner-up finish... Also lettered in basketball three seasons and tennis once... Won the Arizona state basketball championship as a junior and was tabbed Honorable Mention All-Region in hoops... Played club volleyball for Arizona Juniors VBC... Club squad finished fifth in the nation in 1999 & 2001... Served as club captain in 2000... Led club to team titles at the Lone Star Classic & Fiesta Classic.

Personal: Nicknamed "Z"... Attracted to SMU because of the coaching staff and the school's academic reputation... Pursuing a degree in Psychology... Lists her biggest thrill as riding elephants in Thailand... Enjoys scuba diving, dancing and reading in her spare time.

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