42  Ashley Thornton
Ashley Thornton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pinson, Ala.

High School:
Pinson Valley HS

Last College:
Birmingham Southern

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L

Honors:
Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2008); Piggly Wiggly All-Tournament Team (2008. 2009); All-Tournament Team Florida Gulf Coast (2008)


Career: Caps her three-year Tiger career with 877 points (9.6/game) and 713 rebounds (7.8/game)...Started 85 of her 91 career games for Memphis...Finishes her career ranked eighth all-time in Memphis rebounding with 713 rebounds...For her entire four-year NCAA Division I career, she finishes with 1,021 points and 798 rebounds, including her freshman campaign at Birmingham Southern, where she was named to the Big South All-Freshman team.

2008-09: Averaged 10.7 points and 8.5 rebounds in her senior campaign...Was the Tigers' leading rebounder for a third-straight season...Also finished third on the team with 45 steals and knocked down six three-point field goals on the season, including a three from the top of the key in an eventual overtime win at Southern Miss to score her 1,000th career point...Also shot 68.8 percent from the free-throw line and finished second on the team with 57 assists...Opened the season with three-straight double-doubles and scored double-digit points in seven of Memphis' first nine games...Was named to the all-tournament team at the Thanksgiving Tiger Classic after posting a double-double in the win over Wichita State in the first round (10 points, 12 rebounds)...Had her third double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to South Alabama...Added double-doubles against UTEP (19 points, 12 rebounds), Tulane (10 points, 10 rebounds), East Carolina (15 points, 11 rebounds) and UCF (13 points, 13 rebounds) to finish with 16 career double-doubles...Her 22 points in the win at UAB tied a career-high...Scored double-digit points in 20 of Memphis' 30 games in her senior season, adding double-digit rebounds in 10 games...Had nine rebounds in eight additional games...Started all 30 games for the Tigers and led the team with 1,037 minutes played this season, which ranks fourth in the single season career records...Had 93 of her 255 rebounds off the offensive glass...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club following the fall semester.

2007-08 (Junior): Was Memphis' leading rebounder for a second straight season with 7.1 rebounds per game...Also averaged 9.2 ppg...Scored double-digit points in six of Memphis' first eight games, including 22 points in a win over Tennessee State, which tied a career-high...Opened the season with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds against Tennessee Tech and added another double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Tennessee State...Had double-digit rebounds eight times this season, including three of the first four games...Started in 24 of 30 games, shooting 45.2 percent from the field and connecting on her first career three-point field goal in a loss at Arkansas...Had seven offensive rebounds against Belmont, finnishing with 14 rebounds, tying her career high...Was 7-for-12 from the field in Memphis' season-opener...Named to the All-Tournament Team at Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic and the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament...Had a career-high five steals against Houston...Averaged 25.6 minutes per game.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Was the lone Lady Tiger to play in and start all 31 games on the season...Led the team in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game, adding 9.0 points a night which ranked third on the squad...Added 10 blocked shots and 35 steals on the season, along with 41 assists...Led the team in rebounding in 22 games and in scoring in seven games...Had three double-doubles in her first five career games at Memphis, posting her first double-double against Dayton, where she had 21 points and 13 rebounds...Her her second double-double against Samford, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and her third double-double against Louisiana-Monroe, where she had 12 points and 13 rebounds....Had her final double-double of the season (her fourth) at Southern Miss, where she had a career-high 22 points with a career-high 14 rebounds...Scored double-digit points in 10 games and double-digit rebounds in six games...Her 243 rebounds finished fourth in the sophomore single season record book at Memphis, behind Regina Street (327) and Keeta Matthews (248), and Tamika Whitmore (244)...Her 79 offensive rebounds ranks tied for third in the sophomore single season record book with former Lady Tiger Melissa Abraham.

2005-06 (Freshman, Birmingham Southern College): Transferred to Memphis from Birmingham Southern College after BSC announced it was moving to NCAA Division III athletics in 2007-08...Was named to the Big South All-Freshman team after averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds a game after missing the first seven games of the year due to a knee injury...Named the Big South Freshman of the week two times in 2005-06...Had four double-digit scoring games and led the team in scoring three times and rebounding twice...Shot .400 or better in 11 of the 20 games she played in and .500 or better in 10 of those games.

Prep:A prep product of Pinson Valley, Thornton was a three-time All-State, All-Metro and All-County honoree...Named to the regional all-tournament team twice and earned All-Area MVP honors three times and earned a roster spot for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star roster as a senior...A Birmingham News Super 12 honoree...Still ranks 19th in Alabama High School Athletic Association history with 1,197 career rebounds at Pinson Valley (2001-2005)...Also ranks second with 299 free throws attempted her senior season and fifth with 681 career free throws attempted...Ranks sixth with 204 free-throws made in a season (2004-05) and sixth with 536 made for her career.

Personal: Personal: January 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama...Daughter of Anthony and Althea Thornton...Has one sister, Andrea Thornton...Majoring in business administration.

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