4   Ashley Bakken
Ashley Bakken


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Pointe


Second Base



2001 (Junior): Started all 57 games at second base ... Was 4-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored in a 14-6 win over La Salle ... Went 3-for-3 with two stolen bases in a 9-0 victory over Central Connecticut ... Hit 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base in an 8-2 win over St. Joseph?s ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection ... Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Star pick ... First team Speedline Northeast Regional team selection ... Hit .313 with three doubles, three triples and 15 RBIs ... stole a team-high 16 bases ... Ranks third all-time at UMass with 62 career stolen bases ... A-10 Player of the Week selection (3-27) ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner?s Honor Roll ... Also selected to the UMass Athletic Director?s Honor Roll.

2000 (Sophomore): Started 56 of 58 games at second base ... Hit .313 with a double and eight RBIs, while scoring 30 runs ... Stole a team-high 29 bases in 34 attempts ... Led team with 156 defensive assists ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 6-0 win over Boston College ... Had two hits and scored a run in a 9-0 win at La Salle ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in a 6-2 victory over St. Bonaventure.

1999 (Freshman): Played in 39 games, starting 19 in the infield ... Finished second with 17 stolen bases in 21 attempts ... Hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a win over Nicholls State ... Went 2-for-3 against Long Beach State, Robert Morris and Princeton ... Was sidelined with a broken hand suffered against St. Joseph?s ... Returned for the remainder of the season as a pinch runner.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner in softball at Mountain Pointe (Ariz.) High School ... Led the Pride to a 112-8 record during her four-year career... Four-time all-city selection ... Two-time honorable mention all-state selection and a three-time Central Region pick ... Team captain as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Ashley Kay Bakken ... Born June 20, 1980, in Glendive, Mont. ... Daughter of Toni and Terri Bakken ... Has a brother, Brett (19), and a sister, Brittany (13) ... An Exercise Science major.

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