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6 Whitney Ashcraft
Whitney  Ashcraft


Yorktown, Ind.

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"As the leader of our team, Whitney sets the tone for us everyday in practice and competition. Her tough nosed, gritty attitude is what makes her the best libero in the ACC." - Melissa Aldrich Shelton

Worth Noting:Team's top libero and defensive specialist since the 2000 season ... a returning starter ... ninth all-time at UVa in career digs with 976.

2002--Earned First Team All-ACC honors and was also an All-East Region Honorable Mention selection ... led all ACC players in digs per game with an average of 4.23 (499 digs in 118 games) ... the 499 digs are the third highest single season total in school history ... registered a career-best 29 digs against Clemson (9/27) which ties for the seventh best single match total in school history ... reached double figures in digs in 28 of 34 matches ... one of two players to appear in all 118 games ... received the Athletic Department's Craig Fielder Award for overcoming adversity as well as the 2003-2004 Paul B. Barringer Scholarship ... recipient of team's MVP award ... selected to the 2002 VaSID University Division All-State Volleyball First Team ... named to the Dayton Flyer Classic All-Tournament Team ... named to the 2002-2003 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2001--Team co-captain ... started 18 of the 26 matches she appeared in ... played both defensive specialist and outside hitter ... led the team with 200 digs (2.17 per game) ... recorded nine double-digit dig performances, including 17 vs. Duke (10/30) ... set a career-high with five kills against Florida State (10/19) ... named to the 2001-2002 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2000--Was third on the team with 277 digs and second with 26 service aces ... one of three players to appear in all 120 games ... registered 10 double-figure matches in digs, including 21 against Duke (9/19) ... named to 2000-2001 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School--A three-year starter at nationally-ranked Burris High School as an outside hitter and middle back ... missed the 1998 season with an ACL injury ... became the first freshman to start at outside hitter in Burris history ... team finished in the top 10 nationally all four years, including first in 1997 and second in 1998 ... played in the Indiana State High School Volleyball Championship in 1997 and 1999 as well as the National High School Volleyball Championship in 1997 ... garnered Indiana All-State accolades in 1997 and 1999, while earning a spot on the Indiana All-Tournament team in 1999 ... selected to the Indiana All-Star Team in 1999 ... a three-time All-Mid-Eastern Conference and State Press All-Area pick (1996, 1997, and 1999) ... recipient of the Mental Attitude Award in 1999 ... four-time volleyball letterwinner and team captain in 1999 ... also an excellent basketball player ... garnered All-Mid-Eastern and All-Sectional honors in 1998 ... helped the basketball team to the 1998 Sectional Championship ... two-time letterwinner in basketball and track ... recipient of the track team's Most Improved Award in 1997 ... ran the 100 and 400 and threw the discus ... played club volleyball for Munciana ... helped lead Munciana to an 18-1 record in 2000 ... Honors Scholar from 1996-1999 ... named the Mid-Eastern Conference Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year for volleyball.

Personal--Daughter of Susan and Joe Ashcraft ... born 2/17/82 in Muncie, Ind. ... enjoys working out and traveling ... enrolled in the School of Commerce.

Why Whitney chose UVa: "Virginia offers outstanding academics and athletics in a beautiful setting."

Ashcraft's Career Statistics

Year MP/GP ATT K E Pct. K/Gm Ast. SA Digs BS BA
2000 31/120 80 10 20 -.125 0.08 7 26 277 0< 1
2001 26/92 117 23 26 -.026 0.25 9 18 200 0 5
2002 34/118 21 2 7 -.238 0.02 19 0 499 0 0
Career 91/330 218 35 53 -.083 0.11 35 44 976 0 6


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