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Ashley Van Zeeland
Ashley  Van Zeeland


Kaukauna, Wis.

High School:




Honors and Awards: Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2014), Academic All-Big Ten (2014)

2015: Started all 52 games ... ranked second on the team with two triples ... tallied a career high three hits vs. Penn State (4/3) and vs. Iowa (4/12) ... recorded a season-high two runs vs. DePaul (3/1) .... Earned a career-best three RBIs vs. DePaul (3/1) ... logged a career-high five at bats at Memphis (3/14) and vs. Iowa (4/12) ... ranked fourth on the team with 47 hits ... went 11-for-14 on stolen bases

2014: Started in 53 games ... went 3-for-3 with a run and stolen base against Florida International (2/15) ... gathered three hits and two RBI in a game vs. Detroit (3/20) ... had career-high five-game hitting streak from April 11-18, picking up eight hits, three RBI, one run and one stolen base during the stretch ... recorded eight hits in Badgers' last 10 games

2013: Played in 35 games, making 15 starts ... recorded first colliegiate hit against Boston Feb. 22 ... scored first career run against Presbyterian Feb. 9 ... knocked in first RBI against Michigan May 11 at the Big Ten tournament ... started all three Big Ten tournament games ... earned a pair of starts against North Carolina in the NCAA regionals

High School: Four-year letterwinner and starter ... member of the state champion team in 2010 ... first-team all-conference, first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state junior and senior year ... high school team ranked fifth in the nation junior year ... nominated for WIAA Scholar Athlete Award ... as a senior batted .429 with a .657 slugging average and a .978 fielding percentage... named to the Wisconsin All Star Team and Team Wisconsin after graduation and went on to win the state championship ... three-year letterwinner in volleyball ... volleyball team was state champions junior year and placed second sophomore year

Personal: Parents are Keith and Bridget Van Zeeland ... has two brothers, Stephen and Tyler ... high School teammate of Maria Van Abel ... major is business/accounting

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose to attend the University of Wisconsin because it has a lot to offer athletically, academically and socially. It is special to me because I am from Wisconsin and have always dreamed of coming to this University. One of the main reasons I chose Wisconsin is because of softball. I met the coaches and walked around campus and knew it would be the right fit for me. My parents had also impacted my decision and encouraged me to go here because they knew that I would be happy here. This campus excels in its academics which has also impacted my decision because I knew I would be getting a great education. Lastly, I knew the atmosphere here at Wisconsin is amazing and that there are some many great people who would impact my experience in the 4-5 years that I attend college."

Off the Field with Ashley:

My favorite thing about Wisconsin softball is: Traveling around the world, seeing places that I would have not been able to.
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40:
Go on a cruise
Favorite Quote:
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but i can Adjust my sails to always reach my destination." Jimmy Dean
Favorite softball moment:
Winning the Big 10 Tournament
Favorite book:
The Lucky One
Favorite athlete:
Aaron Rodgers
Best UW road trip:
Las Vegas
What song would you put on the soundtrack to your life?
Any Shania Twain song
Greatest fear:

Season Highs
At Bats 4 (7x) MR vs. Albany, May 17
Runs 3 vs. North Dakota, April 9
Hits 3 (2x) MR vs. Detroit, March 20
Doubles N/A
Triples N/A
Home Runs N/A
Runs Batted In 2 vs. Detroit, March 20
Walks 2 (2x) MR at Michigan, May 4
Strikeouts 3 at Northwestern, March 22
Stolen Bases 2 (2x) MR vs. Purdue, April 25
Hitting Streak 5, April 11-18
Career Highs
At Bats 4 (7x) MR vs. Albany, May 17, 2014
Runs 3 vs. North Dakota, April 9, 2014
Hits 3 (2x) MR vs. Detroit, March 20
Doubles N/A
Triples N/A
Home Runs N/A
Runs Batted In 2 vs. Detroit, March 20, 2014
Walks 2 (2x) MR at Michigan, May 4, 2014
Strikeouts 3 at Northwestern, March 22, 2014
Stolen Bases 2 (2x) MR vs. Purdue, April 25, 2014
Hitting Streak 5, April 11-18, 2014

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