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Timmerman Inks NLI to Play Hoops at Valpo
Keith Freeman announced another signing on Thursday. (Ray Acevedo)
Keith Freeman announced another signing on Thursday. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Ashley Timmerman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning the fall.

“We are excited Ashley Timmerman has decided to join our team,” Freeman said.  “She is a tremendous shooter and passer.  Ashley comes from a very successful program in Parkland and we look for her to be an important member of our team.”

Timmerman, a transfer from Parkland College, averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game for the Cobras as a sophomore in 2009-2010.  A native of Pontiac, Ill., she also was a 42% field goal shooter, she shot 39% from three-point range while making 78 triples.  She also was an 83% free throw shooter.

A Third Team NJCAA All-American, Timmerman also was named to the NJCAA national All-Tournament Team, as Parkland went 28-9 last season.  In addition, she was a First Team All-Region 24 pick as well as a First Team All-Midwest Athletic Conference selection.  Timmerman helped lead Parkland to a sixth place finish in the national junior college tournament.

As a freshman, Timmerman averaged 10.1 points per contest as was named Freshman of the Year in the M-WAC.  A Second Team All-Conference pick, she also was a Special Mention All-Region 24 selection.

She also excels in the classroom, being named an Academic All-American this season and was a two-time Academic All-Conference Team member in the M-WAC.

Timmerman went to Pontiac High School where she averaged 12 points per game as a senior, leading her school to the regional championship.

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