Ashley Bowles
Ashley Bowles

Player Profile

Manhattan Beach, CA

High School:
Mira Costa HS


Outside Hitter/Setter


Returning Starter

Overview - Tri-Captain for 2001 with Erika Selsor and Lauren Hogan …?Gives the UCLA coaching staff several additional options with her varied talents … Intelligent attacker …?Solid passer … Possesses a lethal jump serve … Deceptively quick … Has played middle, setter and both outside positions.

2000 Honors — Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 …?Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic (Hawai’i, Texas A&M, Iowa) … Also All-Tournament at the Baylor Thanksgiving Classic (Baylor, Connecticut, UNLV).

2000 —?Posted a career-high 28-dig performance in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against Pacific …?Narrowly missed a triple-double in UCLA’s 3-2 second-round win over Michigan State (Dec. 3), recording 25 kills, 21 digs, nine assists and two aces …?It was her first career 20-kill, 20-dig match …?The 25 kills was a season-best, and 21 digs tied her then-career-high …?Posted a then-season-high 21 kills on Nov. 24 against Connecticut at the Baylor Thanksgiving Classic …?Also hit .576 (21K-2E-33TA) in that match, which is also a season-high … Recorded her 1,000th career kill on Sept. 29 in a three-game win over Oregon in Pauley Pavilion …?Had four matches with a season-high three service aces …?Hit over .400 in four matches … Had 20 kills against Texas A&M on Sept. 3, while hitting .341 with three service aces and 15 digs … Had 11 double-doubles, including the final three matches of the season: 25K/21D vs. Michigan State, 19K/28D vs. Pacific and 14K/19D at Wisconsin …?Season-best block total of seven (1 solo/6 assists) came on Aug. 26 vs. Colorado State.

1999 - First-team All-Pacific-10...Seventh in the Pac-10 with a 3.08 digs/game average...Team leader in digs and digs/game...Spent the majority of the season opposite setter Erika Selsor in the rotation, .?… Posted double-figure dig totals in all four of the Bruins NCAA Tournament matches, with 15 against Eastern Washington, 17 against Ohio State, 17 vs. Pepperdine and 15 vs. Penn State...First two totals were match-highs...Double-doubled against the Lady Lions with 15 digs to go with her 15 kills...Named to the Central Regional All-Tournament Team...Had a solid all-around performance against the Buckeyes with seven kills, five assists, 17 digs, two block assists and a service ace...Double-doubled in the tournament opener against EWU with 10 kills and 15 digs...Hit .600 (16K-1E-25 TA) at Oregon State on Oct. 16 for her season-high attack percentage...That mark ties for 16th in UCLA history...Also hit over .500 with a 14K-1E-25TA performance (.520) at Washington on Sept. 30...Season-high 23 kills came in UCLA’s five-game win over Minnesota on Sept. 5...Season-best nine assists came in the regular season finale against Pepperdine on Nov. 23...Had season-best 21 digs in UCLA’s four-game win against Arizona State on Sept. 25...Leads the Bruins with 29 service aces on the season...Season-best four aces came against USC on Oct. 13 in Pauley Pavilion...Had eight blocks (1BS/7BA) in UCLA’s five-game win at Arizona on Oct. 22.

1998 - First-team All-Pac-10 selection...Also a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...Became the third Bruin in 1998 to win Pac-10 Player of the Week honors when she received the award on Nov. 23...Earned the honor after hitting .328 with 56 kills, 29 digs, seven aces and seven blocks in two matches against Cal and Stanford...Ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with a 4.46 kills per game average...Became only the second freshman in UCLA history to record over 30 kills in a single match when she notched a career-high 35 against Washington on Nov. 15...Also added 16 digs and a career-high four blocks vs. UW...Led the team and was tied for sixth in the conference in service aces per game with 34 for a 0.31 average...Reached the double-figure kill plateau in 25 of 28 matches...Owned 10 20-plus kill outings and a team-best 14 double-doubles...One of only two Bruins to start all 28 matches and one of five to play in all 110 games...Only Bruin named to the all-tournament team at the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Classic, which was her first collegiate tournament.

Prep - Member of UCLA’s No. 2 ranked recruiting class in 1998 and considered one of the top high school players in the country...Volleyball magazine Fab 50 and All-American selection...Also named to Student Sports Magazine All-American team...Three-year letterwinner at Mira Costa High School for coach Daelea Aldrich...Daily Breeze Player of the Year in 1997...Recipient of the CIF/Arco AM/PM Scholar-Athlete Award...First-team All-CIF her junior and senior years...Cal High Sports Sophomore All-American...Guided Mira Costa to three straight CIF finals, winning it in ‘95...Also led her team to three straight Ocean League Championships...League MVP her senior year...1997 team captain...Four-time team captain for her South Bay club team coached by Larry Smoot...4.0 high school GPA.

Personal - Political Science major...Favorite academic class is history...Daughter of Christopher and Eleanor Bowles...Comes from an athletic family...Brother, Brian, currently plays baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization...Grandfather, John D. Bowles, swam in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin...Born Ashley Jennifer Bowles on June 3, 1980, in Harbor City, CA.

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