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    Ashley Yeager     
     
      Ashley Yeager
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

High School:
Cumberland Valley

Height:
5-7

Position:
Fly, Back, IM

Birthdate:
02/15/1985

Club:
Lancaster Aquatic Club (Coach: Charlie Fry)

KREDICH ON YEAGER:

"Ashley is the consummate team swimmer. She's willing to do any event at any time for the good of the team, and fortunately she's able to do a lot of things well. Ashley is coming off of a breakthrough season last year, where she put together a lot of lessons she learned in her first couple of years and had a blast with swimming. Last season gave her a lot of momentum coming into this year in terms of leadership ability and confidence."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

CAREER BEST TIMES
100y backstroke:57.53
100y butterfly:56.77
200y backstroke:2:03.17
1000y freestyle:10:33.16
1650y freestyle:17:23.34

AT TENNESSEE:

2005-06: Scored points at the Southeastern Conference Championships in multiple events for the first time of her career...Blazed to a career-best 17:23.34 in the 1650y freestyle en route to a 16th-place finish...Claimed 18th in the 200y backstroke...Qualified for the finals by churning out a season-best 2:05.25...Posted a season-best third-place result in the 1000y freestyle in UT's narrow loss to Florida...Checked in at fourth place in the 1000y free to play a part in the Lady Vols knocking off Louisville in the first meet of the year...Also banked points for the Orange and White in triumphs against Kentucky, South Carolina and Northwestern...Co-recipient of the of the Helen B. Watson Award for highest-sustained GPA by a Lady Vol.

2004-05: Clocked a season-best time in the 100y butterfly at the Southeastern Conference Championships...Registered season-best readouts in the 200y backstroke and 200y IM at the SEC meet...Swam first leg of victorious 400y freestyle relay squad in Tennessee's home win over Kentucky... Compiled a pair of top-five finishes individually against the Wildcats, doing so in the 200y back and 1000y free...Contributed points for the Orange and White by taking fourth place at Florida...Helped the Big Orange knock off Richmond by snaring fifth in both the 100 and 200y back...Also swam third leg of 200y medley relay squad which earned third against the Spiders.

2003-04: Earned a pair of third-place finishes in her first collegiate competition in season-opening victory against Kentucky...Turned in then career-best time of 2:03.17 in the 200y backstroke in the finals of the SEC Championships...Also clocked a then lifetime-best 2:10.58 in the 200y IM at the Championships...Earned a second- and fourth-place finish in dual-meet victory over Northwestern...Took third in the 100y backstroke against Arkansas...Had a season-best time of 1:00.21 in the 100y backstroke in dual-meet against Auburn...Overall, the Pennsylvania native finished in the top-five on 16 occasions, with nine of those coming in dual meets...Named to the Lady Vol Academic Roll for achievement in the classroom.

PERSONAL FILE

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time honorable mention All-American in the 100y butterfly, 200y IM and 500y freestyle her final three years...Was also an All-American in the 100m backstroke as well as the state champion in that event her final campaign...Was a member of the National Honor Society, school newspaper staff and volunteered as a tutor...Also volunteered for Adopt-A-Highway while at Cumberland Valley.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in journalism...Wants to be a journalist for either an environmental or science magazine...Hobbies are running, reading, writing and dancing...Claimed the Izaak Walton League Research Award and the National Audobon Society Chemical Award for independent research ....Daughter of Reuben Yeager Jr. and Sandy Stock...Has one sister, Melanie, 25...Born Ashley Jean Yeager on Feb. 15, 1985, in Harrisburg, Pa.

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