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  Ashley Kelly
Ashley Kelly

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
York, Pa.

High School:
Union (Tulsa, Okla.)

Last College:
Prestige

Height:
5-2

ASU: Returns for her senior season at ASU as one of the top all-around gymnasts in the nation ... won the 2004 national title on balance beam in a competition that was not close ... became the ninth Sun Devil gymnast to win a national title and the fourth on balance beam ... the last Sun Devil to win on beam was Elizabeth Reid in 1997 ... in 2004, Kelly was named a first-team all-American on beam and in the all-around and a second-team all-American on vault and floor... Kelly became the first Sun Devil gymnast to win first-team all-American honors in two events since Elizabeth Reid and Wendy Ellsberry did it in 1999 ... she is the first ASU gymnast to earn all-American accolades four times in one season since 1997 when Meagan Wright (AA, V, UB, BB, FX) accomplished the feat in all five events ... in fact, only Wright (1997) and Kim Neal (AA, V, UB and FX) have fared as well or better than Kelly in the 29-year history of Sun Devil gymnastics ... earned all-Pacific-10 Conference first-team honors on beam and in the all-around for the second consecutive year in 2005, also marking her third year on an all-Pac-10 team ... selected by her peers as the ASU Female Student-Athlete Of The Year in 2003-04 and was presented the award at the 1st Annual Sparky's last May ... turned in a sparkling debut as a freshman, making a name for herself on the collegiate scene and then backed that up with a spectacular sophomore campaign ... one of the most successful gymnasts in her first three years in Sun Devil history ... earned first-team all-Pacific-10 Conference accolades in the all-around in 2003 ... a Maroon and Gold Scholar-Athlete.

2005: Earned a share of the Pac-10 title on the beam for the second year in a row (9.95) and finished third in the all-around (39.375) and on bars (9.875) ... ranks second in the nation on the beam (9.935) ... 15th on bars (9.885) and tied for 16th in the all-around (39.340) ... only competed in two events at Utah due to a foot injury and placed second (9.95) on beam ... won the 15th all-around title of her career at Minnesota (39.375) ... won beam (9.95) and tied for 3rd on floor (9.8) ... 7th nationally on beam (9.89) and tied for 14th on bars (9.86) ... won vault (9.875) and floor (9.9) vs. Penn State... 2nd on floor (9.85) at Stanford ... won 14th career all-around title (39.275) in UNO's Classic ... won two events -- bars (9.95) and vault (9.825) in that meet ... the bars routine was ASU's top score on the apparatus to date ... won 13th-career all-around (39.575) vs. Cal ... won all four events -- vault (9.85), bars (9.9), tied for first on beam (9.9) and floor (9.925) ... won three events -- bars (9.85), beam (9.85) and vault (9.9) vs. OSU ... fall on floor cost her the all-around title ... won the bars (9.925) and tied for first on beam (9.925) vs. UCLA ... won the 12th all-around title of her career vs. UA (39.25) ... tied for first on vault (9.825) and bars (9.825) vs. UA ... 2nd on beam (9.85) and tied for 3rd on floor (9.75) ... won the all-around vs. UW (39.425) ... placed 1st on vault (9.875) and beam (9.925) vs. UW ... was 2nd on floor (9.85) vs. UW ... placed 2nd in the all-around (38.975) at the Maui Invite ... won two events at Maui, beam (9.925) and floor (9.975) ... was 2nd on vault (9.85) at Maui ... nationally, ranked 24th in the all-around (39.26), 3rd on beam (9.925) and tied for 15th on bars (9.875).

2004: Won the national title on balance beam at nationals at UCLA, scoring a 9.95 ... finished tied for seventh on vault at nationals (9.9), tied for 16th on bars (9.875), tied for 10th on floor (9.9) and tied for fourth in the all-around (39.575 ... 2nd in all-around at NCAA Central Regionals (39.625) ... T-1st on vault (9.95), 1st on beam (9.95) and T-3rd on floor (9.875) ... T-5th in AA at Pac-10's (39.625) ... T-1st on beam (9.95) ... T-6th on bars (9.9) and vault (9.9) ... tied school record with fifth straight AA title (39.85) vs. Minnesota ... posted two 10.0's (vault/beam) vs. UM ... 10.0 on vault was her third while beam was her second ... won 9th all-around title of career (39.8) vs. EMU ... won beam (10.0), vault (9.95) and bars (T-9.925) in that meet ... posted first 10.0 on beam of career vs. EMU ... won 8th all-around title of career (39.55) at Masters Classic, tying for first ... won bars (9.95) and tied for 1st on floor (9.875) in Lincoln ... won 7th AA title of career (39.875) vs. UA ... tied own school record AA vs. UA ... posted two 10.0's on vault and floor in that meet ... won all five events vs. UA ... won the 6th AA title (39.75) of her career in UNO's Classic, despite illness ... won beam (9.975) and bars (9.925) in that meet ... 3rd on vault (9.875) and floor (9.975) in UNO's ... at UW, placed 4th in all-around (38.975) ... won 5th AA title (39.575) vs. OSU (1st on beam, 9.95, 2nd on bars, 9.925) ... 3rd in AA (39.5) at UCLA ... T-2nd on vault (9.85), 5th on bars (9.85) and 4th on beam (9.9) and floor (9.9) there ... at Cal, tied for 1st on bars (9.9) and beam (9.9) and 3rd on vault (9.875) ... vs. Stanford, won the all-around (39.525) ... it was her fourth all-around title while at ASU ... won bars (9.95) and tied for first on beam (9.9) ... placed 2nd on floor (9.9) and placed 5th on vault (9.775) ... nationally, ranks 3rd in the all-around (39.665), 6th on beam (9.945) and T-14th on bars (9.92).

2003: Ranked seventh in the nation on uneven bars (9.930), seventh on balance beam (9.940) and 10th in the l-around heading into nationals last year ... posted the school record all-around score of 39.875 as a frosh versus Kentucky (3/21) ... scored perfect 10.0's on vault and bars in that meet and also recorded a 9.925 on beam and a 9.950 on floor ... recorded five of the top eight all-around scored in Sun Devil history as a freshman ... tied for 11th on beam (9.825) at NCAAs in Lincoln, Nebraska ... won beam (9.925), tied for first on bars (9.9) and placed third in all-around (39.45) at Regionals (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ... placed sixth (39.55) in all-around at Pac-10 Championships (9.925 beam, tied for fourth) ... set school record all-around (39.875) versus Kentucky (3/21) and posted first two 10.0's of her career (vault/bars) ... earned Pac-10 Gymnast-of-the-Week for March 18 ... placed first on beam (9.975) and tied for first on bars (9.925) versus San Jose State (3/14) ... won all-around versus Boise State (39.625), tying the third-best score in ASU history ... won all-around in UNO's Classic with career-high 39.75, setting or tying career-highs in four events ... earned Pac-10 Conference Gymnast-of-the-Week honors for February 25 ... placed third in all-around at Stanford (39.35) ... tied for first on beam (9.95) in that meet ... scored a career-high all-around (39.625) vs. UCLA, placing second ... tied career-best on beam (9.95) and set one on floor (9.9) against UCLA ... tied for second on bars (9.925) versus UCLA ... placed third in all-around at OSU (39.175) ... tied career-highs on bars (9.95, tied for first) and floor (9.875, tied for third) at Arizona ... at Utah (9.875 on beam tied fourth; 9.825 on floor and vault) and placed fifth in the all-around (38.9) ... at Washington, set career-highs in all events: vault (9.875, sixth), bars (9.9, tied for first), beam (9.95, first) and floor (9.825, fifth) and 39.55 all-around score was career-best (second) ... great debut at Maui, posting a 38.975 all-around score.

High School: A 2002 graduate of Union High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma ... trained at Prestige in Lancaster, Pa. ... participated in the International Team Championships in Syracuse, New York against Romania and China in 2000 ... the United States placed first in that competition ... Kelly finished fourth overall at Syracuse ... also competed in the same competition in 2001 in Hawaii ... a member of the U.S. team in the American Cup in 2001 (seventh-place all-around finish there) ... also competed for the U.S. National team in 2000 and 2001.

Personal: Major is nutrition ... desires to be a sports nutritionist ... born February 2, 1984, in St. Louis, Missouri ... parents are Michael (Director) and Linda (Administrative Assistant) Kelly ... has a brother Michael (24) who played shortstop and second base for Newman University ... enjoys shopping and scrapbooking ... lists most exciting experiences in sports as making the USA National Team, her first international meet in Syracuse, and winning the American Cup competition in 2001 ... has her own website at http://www.gymnsites.com/ashley/... resides in York, Pa. Now but hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma ... full name is Ashley Gayle Kelly.

Season Stats

2005 Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around Ashley Kelly -- Jr. (10.0x3) (10.0) (10.0x2) (10.0) (39.875x2) Maui Invite (1/7) 9.850 9.225 9.925 9.975 38.975 Washington (1/14) 9.875 9.775 9.925 9.850 39.425 Arizona (1/21) 9.825 9.825 9.850 9.750 39.250 UCLA (1/28) 9.825 9.925 9.925 9.325 39.000 Oregon State (2/4) 9.900 9.850 9.850 9.350 38.950 California (2/11) 9.850 9.900 9.900 9.925 39.575 UNO's Classic (2/18) 9.825 9.950 9.700 9.800 39.275 Stanford (2/25) 9.725 9.800 9.300 9.850 38.675 Penn State (3/4) 9.875 9.900 9.350 9.900 39.025 Minnesota (3/12) 9.800 9.825 9.950 9.800 39.375 Utah (3/18) -- 9.875 9.950 -- -- Pac-10 Championships (3/26) 9.750 9.875 9.950 9.800 39.375 NCAA Regionals (4/9) 9.725 9.850 9.300 9.825 38.700 NCAA Championships (4/21-23) -- -- -- -- -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Points 117.825 127.575 126.875 117.150 469.600 Average: 9.819 9.813 9.760 9.763 39.133

2004 Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around Ashley Kelly -- So. (10.0x3) (10.0) (10.0x2) (10.0) (39.875x2) Stanford (1/18) 9.775 9.950 9.900 9.900 39.525 California/SJSU/USU (1/23) 9.850 9.900 9.900 9.250 38.900 UCLA/CSF (2/1) 9.850 9.850 9.900 9.900 39.050 Oregon State (2/6) 9.800 9.925 9.950 9.900 39.575 Washington (2/13) 9.800 9.875 9.475 9.825 38.975 UNO's Classic (2/20) 9.875 9.925 9.975 9.975 39.750 Arizona (2/27) 10.000 9.925 9.950 10.000 39.875 Nebraska (2/29) 9.825 9.950 9.900 9.875 39.550 Eastern Michigan (3/5) 9.950 9.925 10.000 9.925 39.800 Minnesota (3/12) 10.000 9.900 10.000 9.950 39.850 Pac-10 Championships (3/20) 9.900 9.900 9.950 9.875 39.625 NCAA Regionals (4/3) 9.950 9.850 9.950 9.875 39.625 NCAA Championships (4/14-18) 9.900 9.875 9.900 9.900 39.575 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total Points 128.475 128.750 128.750 128.150 513.675 Average: 9.883 9.904 9.904 9.858 39.513

2003 Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around Ashley Kelly -- Fr. (10.000) (10.000) (9.975) (9.950x2) (39.875) Maui Invite (1/3) 9.750 9.825 9.825 9.575 38.975 Washington (1/17) 9.875 9.900 9.950 9.825 39.550 Utah (1/24) 9.825 9.375 9.875 9.825 38.900 Arizona (1/31) 9.725 9.950 9.925 9.875 39.475 Oregon State (2/7) 9.775 9.850 9.725 9.825 39.175 UCLA (2/16) 9.850 9.925 9.950 9.900 39.625 Stanford (2/21) 9.775 9.875 9.950 9.750 39.350 UNO's Classic (2/28) 9.900 9.950 9.950 9.950 39.750 Boise State (3/7) 9.850 9.975 9.925 9.875 39.625 San Jose State (3/14) 9.850 9.925 9.975 9.250 39.000 Kentucky (3/21) 10.000 10.000 9.925 9.950 39.875 Pac-10 Championships (3/29) 9.800 9.900 9.925 9.925 39.550 NCAA Regionals (4/12) 9.775 9.900 9.925 9.850 39.450 NCAA Championships (4/23-25) 9.725 9.275 9.825 9.800 38.625 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total Points 137.475 137.625 138.650 137.175 550.925 Average: 9.820 9.830 9.904 9.798 39.352

Career Stats

Year V UB BB FX AA 2003 10.000 10.000 9.975 9.950x2 39.875 2004 10.000(2x) 9.950(2x) 10.000(2x) 10.000 39.875 2005 10.0(3x) 10.0 10.0(2x) 10.0 39.875(2x) Career 10.000(5x)10.000(2x) 10.000(4x)10.000(2x) 39.875(4x)

Says John Spini: "Ashley is an impact athlete. The key for her success this year will be keeping her healthy after ankle surgery this past season. A healthy Ashley will translate into a successful season."

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