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12 Ashley Johnson

Continues to make a run for the A&T career digs record with 1,265 in three seasons … She is less than 200 digs shy of breaking Lauren Walker’s all-time mark…She is two-time member of the All-MEAC Academic team  … Has one of the highest grade point averages in the athletics department…Has helped the Aggies reach the MEAC tournament two straight seasons…Was named preseason first-team all-conference in 2015 … Was a first-team All-MEAC honoree as a freshman … Brings a wealth of experience and energy to the A&T volleyball program…Stands out as a great defender and has a tremendous knowledge of the game…Anchors the Aggies serve receive again this season…In 91 matches and 327 sets played, Johnson 1,265 digs (3.87 per set), 39 aces and 151 assists.

2014 Season: Played in all 28 matches and 105 sets as the starting libero … Led the Aggies with 416 digs (3.96 per set) … Entered the 1,000 digs club against Alabama A&M on Sept. 13 when she finished with 20 …  Was third on the team in assists 49 (0.47 per ) … Finished with 13 aces and five kills … Recorded double-digit digs 19 times … Finished with 20 more digs in six matches … Had seven matches where she did not have a serve receive error…Posted a season-high 33 digs against USC Upstate at the Wofford Invitational on Sept. 20 … Tallied 22 digs and a season-high eight assists while not committing a serve receive error in 31 serves to her in a five-set loss at Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 3 … In 27 serve receive attempts, had only one error while recording 31 digs in a five-set win over Bethune-Cookman at Moore Gymnasium on Nov. 2.

2013 Season: Played in all 31 matches and 104 sets as the starting libero …  Led the Aggies with 388 digs, averaging 3.73 per set which was fifth in the MEAC … Totaled 54 assists, eight service aces and five kills … Recorded 19 matches in double-figure digs and led A&T in digs in 18 matches .. Posted 15 matches with 12 or more digs … Enjoyed a 10-match streak in double figures in digs starting on Sept. 13 at UNC Wilmington and lasting until Sept. 27 against N.C. Central … During the streak she tabbed a season-high 23 digs against Murray State on Sept. 21 … Finished with 22 digs against Western Carolina on Sept. 14 … Recorded four assists in three matches, once against Davidson on Sept. 21, again on Oct. 11 versus S.C. State and against Gardner-Webb on Oct. 15 … Matched her career-high with two service aces against Murray State on Sept. 21 … Helped A&T to its most wins in a season since the 2008 season.

2012 Season:  Played in and started all 32 matches and 118 sets as the starting libero…Earned first-team All-MEAC honors, becoming the first A&T player to be named to the conference first team since 2007…Recorded 461 digs with 18 service aces, 47 assists and five kills…Ended the year with 23.0 points…At the end of the regular season, led the MEAC with 461 digs…Ranked fifth in the MEAC and 206th in the nation with 3.91 digs per set…Averaged 4.0 digs per set in conference play only…Her 461 digs is the fourth-best single-season total in program history, and makes her just the fourth Aggie volleyball player to record 400 or more in a season…Led the team with a .853 reception percentage…Posted 29 digs on Aug. 31 against Chicago State…Ended the Coppin State Invitational with 61 digs for an average of 3.81 per set.  …Finished the Winthrop Classic Tournament with 61 digs, including 29 against Mercer on Sept. 15…Set a new season-high with 30 digs against N.C. Central on Sept. 28…Had 25 digs in back-to-back matches on Oct. 17 against Norfolk State and on Oct. 23 at The Citadel…Posted double-figure digs over the last seven matches of the season…Posted double-figure dig matches 22 times…Led the team in digs 23 times…Led the team in service aces in five matches. 

High School: Played two varsity seasons at Moanalua...Competed with Debby Yee's Jammers Volleyball Club...Helped the Jammers win the 2012 Women's Division A Championship, while earning All-Star Player recognition...Won the 2011 Aloha Region championship as a Jammer, and earned bronze in the Junior Nationals a year earlier...In 2007, Johnson and the Jammers were second place in the North Pacific Junior National Qualifier...Also played varsity basketball.... Was a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars, and she graduated cum laude.

Personal: Full name is Ashley Petrice Johnson...She is the daughter of James and Shelia Furmage and Michael Johnson...Has five siblings, Mikela Thoemmes, Michael Johnson Jr., Ethan Furmage, Cameron and Trinity Furmage...Was born on May 15, 1994…Majors in nursing/psychology...Looks forward to a career in psychology.

Position: Libero
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
High School: Moanalua
Club: Jammers VB Club Hawaii
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