Blog #22 - Senior Forward Ashley Thornton

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It is hard to believe that my last home game at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse is Sunday. Also, that my college basketball career at the University of Memphis will soon come to an end. It still hasn't hit me yet, it probably won't until the game is over on Sunday. I never thought that this day would come, and it makes me sad to even think about it, because I don't want it to end just yet, I feel like the fun has just begun. I've enjoyed my time here as a Tiger. The fans are wonderful and have always been there for support no matter what. I want to thank all the fans so much for everything.

My teammates are great. They are all like my little sisters that I care so much about. We have had each others backs, laughed, and cried together. As a team we have grown so much as individuals and learned so much from each other. On the court we have played hard for each other and when others doubted our abilities, we stuck together and made it happen. So I want to thank my teammates for making this the best senior year for me possible, I will never forget you guys. But, we didn't do all of this alone. Our coaches have helped us along the way and taught us so many things also. I want to thank them as well for just being there for each and every one of us, we are better individuals because of them. We are one big happy family and this year I will truly miss them. I can never have it back, all I will have is memories. I must say this is one of the best seasons of my career that will never be forgotten.

Basketball is all I've known for the past 10 years of my life. I am going to miss actually playing and being a part of a team. I used basketball to get an education and never thought I would be without it. There have been many life lessons learned and some that I will always use throughout my life.

I want to thank my mom, dad, sister, and nephew for always being supportive in all of my decisions they have watched me grow into a woman. I also want to thank my high school coach she helped my make it to the next level.

Thank You Again Everyone for Everything, Ashley (A.T.) #42

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