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Ashley Thurman

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  Position: C    Ht.: 6-2
  Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
  Previous School: Walters State/Hunters Lane HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Sport Management

2011-12: Appeared in all 28 games, averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game off the bench... Finished with six points and five rebounds in 15 minutes in 63-51 upset of defending national champion Clayton State (Nov. 25)... Posted eight points and four rebounds in 10 minutes at Johnson C. Smith (Dec. 16)... Scored seven points in 13 minutes against Catawba (Jan. 14)... Had strong performance of eight points and five rebounds in key league win at Lenoir-Rhyne (Jan. 25)... Went 3-for-4 from the field and scored nine points against Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 1)... Pulled season-high eight rebounds and scored four points against Brevard (Feb. 4)... Finished with season-best 10 points and added three rebounds at Catawba (Feb. 18)... Recorded 29 of her 68 rebounds on the offensive glass... Shot 76.7 percent (23-for-30) at foul line.

Walters State
: Played two seasons at the Morristown, Tenn. school... Member of 2010 TCCAA Championship Team... 2011 squad posted a 22-6 record, while advancing to the TCCAA Championship Game... 2009-10 Stats: 16 games played; 3.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game; FG% - .618 (21-34)... 2010-11 Stats: 25 games played; 6.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists per game; FG% - .570 (69-121), FT% - .729 (35-48)... Member of NJCAA First Team.

High School
: Attended Hunters Lane HS... Coached by Joann Tribue... Garnered All-District and All-Region honors... Recipient of the Most Athletic Award.

Personal
: Born July 19, 1991 in Chicago, Ill... Daughter of Lewis Thurman and Laurine Liberty... Majoring in Sport Management... Future plans: Attend graduate school... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Favorite book: "Their Eyes Are Watching God"; Favorite class: Sports Psychology; Favorite midnight snack: Fruit snacks; Favorite artist: Chris Brown; Favorite song: "Be Encouraged"; Ashley can't live without: Her phone; Most thrilling moment: Taking her first charge; Ashley's advice to kids: "Dream big"; Favorite color: Black; Favorite food: Tacos; Favorite sport other than basketball: Football; Person Ashley most admires: Her mother; Toughest opponent: Jasmine Hassel; What people don't know about Ashley: She is shy; Childhood idol: Janet Jackson; When people first meet Ashley, they think: She is quiet.