Ashley Vander Tuig
2012 (freshman): Had an impressive rookie season, starting each of the 31 matches she played and pacing Azusa Pacific with 131 blocks, which ranked second in the Pacific West Conference ... Received third-team All-PacWest recognition with 222 kills and a .293 attack percentage ... Added 34 digs and 13 assists ... Tabbed one double-double with a career-high 10 blocks and 12 kills against Cal State Stanislaus ... Had six matches with 10+ kills ... Recorded a season-high 14 kills in a 3-2 victory over Cal State San Marcos ... Notched career-high four solo blocks in 3-2 defeat of Cal State Dominguez Hills.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, track & field, and swim) at Central Valley Christian High School in Visalia, Calif. ... Played three seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Meghan Warkentin, captaining the team in 2011... Was a first team all-CSL and all-county honoree her sophomore, junior, and senior years and was team and league MVP in 2011... Named Visalia Times Delta and Fresno Bee player of the year after helping the Cavaliers to a 31-6 record and an undefeated 12-0 campaign during the conference season... Earned National Christian Schools Athletic Association player of the year recognition... Was a four-year letter winner in track & field under head coach Brian Gilbert... Played two varsity seasons of basketball under head coach Michelle McNiece... Named team and League MVP while captaining the basketball team her senior year... Earned a letter in swim for head coach Dana Gilkey in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1994 to Richard and Melanie Vander Tuig in Upland, Calif. ... Father, Richard, a former Azusa Pacific basketball player, is a dairy farmer... Both of her parents attended Azusa Pacific, along with her uncle Randy Vander Tuig and aunt Emily Van Woudenberg... Has three sisters and one brother...