#41 Ashley Varner
|HOMETOWN||South Bend, Ind.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Washington|
2010-2011: Sat out the season with an ACL injury ... granted a redshirt season ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2009-2010: Appeared in all 30 games as a junior, making 27 starts ... averaged 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... named Horizon League Player of the Week on Dec. 28 after scoring a career-high 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Cincinnati (Dec. 21) ... pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds against Colorado State on Nov. 22 ... posted double figure scoring efforts in nine games ... had seven or more rebounds on nine occasions ... made 9-of-19 shots from the floor at Cincinnati, including 5-of-9 from three-point range ... blocked three shots three times ... had three assists against Auburn (Dec. 28) ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2008-2009: Played in 29 games for the Crusaders as a sophomore, drawing 10 starts ... scored a career-high 14 points while grabbing eight rebounds in the win against Youngstown State on Jan. 3 ... tallied eight points against La Salle (Dec. 29) in the Christmas City Classic ... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds versus North Florida in the Christmas City Classic on Dec. 30... had eight games with five or more rebounds ... dished out a career-best three assists at Wright State (Jan. 8) ... named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 8 ... named to the Horizon League Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2007-2008: Saw action in 25 games as a freshman for the Crusaders, making four starting assignments ... drew a start in collegiate debut on Nov. 9 at Bowling Green ... scored a season-high six points at Cincinnati (Nov. 16) and at Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal (March 12) ... saw 22 minutes of action in the Cincinnati game ... grabbed a season-high eight rebounds, including six on the offensive end, against Central Connecticut State on Nov. 24 ... had six boards against Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 23) and Detroit (Feb. 21) ... dished out two assists at Purdue on Nov. 12 ... had two steals at Youngstown State on Mar. 1 ... made all three field goal attempts at Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament ... shot 80.0% (16-of-20) from the free throw line on the season.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Panthers ... led Washington to the 2007 state championship in Indiana after earning a state runner-up finish as a junior ... an Indiana All-Star ... twice named First Team All-Northern Indiana Conference ... named to the All-Metro Team in 2005-2006 ... led Panthers to four sectional titles and three Northern Indiana Conference crowns ... a McDonald’s All-American nominee ... named Burger King Athlete of the Week and South Bend Tribune Athlete of the Week as a senior ... a member of the All-Hall of Fame Tournament Team ... invited to the Top-100 and the Top-40 workouts ... a North-South All-Star ... led team to a 28-1 record as a senior and a 25-2 mark as a junior ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in volleyball ... played basketball for coach Marilyn Coddens.
Personal: Ashley is the daughter of Bill Varner and Anne Varner ... born April 25, 1989 ... earned bachelor’s degree in psychology ... working on master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.