Updated: December 15, 2015
2015: Named to the Indiana Invitational all-tournament team … Started all 32 matches … Led the team in total blocks with 143 to rank fifth in Tech’s single-season records … Ranks eighth in Tech history for career blocks with 376 … Averaged 1.17 blocks per set, placing her 10th in the ACC … Posted 190 kills, fourth most on the team … Attacked at a .330 clip to lead the Hokies and place 10th in the conference … Had 12 matches with an attack percentage above .400: East Tennessee State (.429), Miami of Ohio (.538), Butler (.455), Bowling Green (.667), Liberty (.462), Pittsburgh (.636 and .444), Virginia (.500). Duke (.462), No. 22 Louisville (.500), NC State (.444), and Boston College (.545) … Tallied eight blocks and nine kills with a .538 rate against Miami (OH) … Recorded double-figure blocks twice: Boston College (10) and Pittsburgh (13) … Recorded a career-high 13 total blocks at Pittsburgh to rank second in individual match blocks … Places fourth in block assists in a single match with 11 at Pittsburgh … Collected five kills and three blocks at No. 19 Michigan State … Tallied a season-high of 10 kills twice versus Chattanooga and Virginia.
2014: Started all 31 matches for Tech… Recorded 139 blocks on the season to tie for sixth on the single-season record list… Led the team in blocks… Averaged 1.6 kills per set… Had a career-high 10 blocks against Pittsburgh… Recorded eight blocks against No. 19 Kentucky… Had nine blocks and 10 kills versus No. 12 Illinois… Notched 10 kills and six blocks against Louisville… Tallied 11 kills and seven blocks at Clemson… Recorded 10 kills and seven blocks versus No. 21 Duke… Had nine kills and six blocks against NC State.
High School: Earned MVP honors junior and senior year… A two-time First Team All-Conference selection… Led the conference in kills during senior season and led in blocks during sophomore campaign… Set the Middle Creek High School kills record with 856… Earned Raleigh News and Observer All-Metro team honors… Attended USA tryouts in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2013 and 2014... Competed on the USA A2 team in 2013 and was a member of the USA High Performance team in 2013... Off the court was a member of NAS and the National Honor Society... Graduated High School early.
Personal: Ashley Nicole Battle… Born Dec. 3, 1994 in Raleigh, N.C…. Daughter of Alvin and Debbie Battle… has one sister, Amber who plays basketball at the University of Richmond… Both parents played basketball at NC State and father, Alvin was a member of the 1983 national championship team… Double majoring in Communications, Public Relations and Business Marketing.