Ashley Dowdy
Ashley Dowdy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olive Branch, Miss.

High School:
St. Benedict (Tenn.)

Height:
5-4

Position:
Infielder - INF

Experience:
HS


Courtesy: University of Mississippi Release: 11/03/2006

NOTING DOWDY: Ranks fourth in school history in career home runs and slugging percentage, fifth in walks, seventh in triples and ninth in batting average ... Earned SEC All-Freshman Honors in 2007.

2009: Started 51 of the Rebels' 52 games ... Only missed the UT-San Antonio game (2/13) ... Finished second on the club in homers (7) and steals (6), third in RBI (21) and slugging (.430), and fourth in hits (33), doubles (4) and runs (18) ... Batted .244 on the year with 33 hits in 135 at-bats ... Also finished fifth on the team with five multi-hit games ... Smashed game-winning walk-off homer in the Rebels' win over No. 12 Tennessee (4/19) ... Finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored ...Went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and two RBI in the Rebels' doubleheader slipt with the No. 12 Vols (4/18) ... Hit a three-run homer in the Rebels' win over Southern Miss (4/14) ... Knocked in two runs on a single in three at-bats at No. 7 Georgia (4/11) ... Singled and drove in a run in three at-bats in an Ole Miss win versus Arkansas (3/28) ... Singled and scored twice and knocked in two runs in the Rebels' extra-inning win over South Carolina (3/18) ... Smashed a two-run homer at Auburn (3/7) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the Rebel win over South Carolina-Upstate ... Hit a career-high two home runs in an Ole Miss win over Cal State-Fullerton ... Hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth in the Rebel win over BYU (2/19).

2008: Played in and started 52 games ... Recorded 33 starts at shortstop and 19 at third base ... Ranked third on the team in hits (38), doubles (7), RBI (16), slugging (.361), on-base percentage (.349) and walks (17) ... Also finished third on the squad with eight multiple hit games ... Smashed a solo home run in a win over South Carolina (4/26) ... Went 2-for-3 at the plate with two singles at Arkansas (4/19) ... Recorded five hits in eight at-bats with a double and two RBI in the series versus Kentucky (4/5-6) ... Knocked a triple at No. 2 Alabama (3/29) ... Smashed a two-run homer versus No. 21 Mississippi State (3/21) ... Had an RBI double against Troy (3/2) ... Collected two hits including an RBI double versus Jacksonville State 3/2) ... Went 2-for-3 with two singles and an intentional walk versus Hofstra (2/18) ... Knocked in two runs on a double against Florida A&M ... Scored three runs and drove in another two on two hits versus Alcorn State (2/13).

2007: Earned SEC All-Freshman Honors ... One of three Rebels to start all 58 games ... Started every game at SS ... Finished third on the team with a .270 batting average ... Collected 44 hits in 163 at-bats, which ranked second on the team in both categories ... Also tied for the team lead with two triples, ranked second in runs (28) and third in walks (18) ... Tied for second on the team in multi-RBI games with five and ranked sixth in multi-hit games with seven ... Led the team with a .273 batting average in SEC play ... Went 4-for-5 at the plate with a double, a homer, two RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader against Birmingham-Southern (5/1) ... Smashed a double and a home run to knock in two runs and score two more against Mississippi State (4/7) ... Went 3-for-4 at the plate with one run scored against Kentucky (3/24) ... Hit a triple and drove in three runs against Auburn (3/17) ... Had a double and two RBI in a victory over No. 9 LSU (3/10) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double against Iowa State (2/17) ... Recorded a double and two RBI against UT-Arlington (2/10) ... Also homered against Georgia (4/25) and Coastal Carolina (3/3).

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-State selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in her four years at St. Benedict at Auburndale (Cordova, Tenn.) under the direction of coach Christy Bingham ... Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps ... Posted a .425 batting average while at St. Benedict ... Helped the Lady Eagles to a 34-10 record and runner-up finish at the TSSAA Division II State Championships as a junior ... Named Region MVP as a sophomore.

CLUB TEAM: Played for the Memphis Fusion and Germantown Red Devils.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ashley Nicole Dowdy ... Born September 29, 1987 ... Daughter of Kenneth and Michelle Dowdy ... Majoring in exercise science ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll in Spring and Fall of 2007 and 2009 ... Father played baseball at the University of Memphis ... Favorite book is Night by Elie Wiesel ... Favorite place on the Ole Miss campus is The Grove ... Says the most impressive thing about Coach Dickerson is "her intensity" ... Would be "creating chaos" if she wasn't playing softball.

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