Countdown to First Serve: Meet Ashley Dusek

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore defensive specialist, Ashley Dusek, is the fifth Wildcat featured in the Getting to Know Your Wildcats series. Dusek hails from East Bernard, Texas and enters her second season with the Wildcats.  

Dusek was a member of the All-SEC Academic team during her freshman campaign. On the court, she appeared in all 33 matches and earned one start. For the year, she recorded 96 digs, 13 assists and 12 aces. In the NCAA Tournament, Dusek picked up seven digs and added an assist against Ohio State. In a top-25 showdown, she posted six digs and a kill vs. Florida. Dusek registered her career best with nine digs and an ace at Texas A&M a season ago.

Now it’s time to get to know Ashley a little bit better …
 

Quick Facts 

Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Parents: David and Terry Dusek
Sibling: Candice
Instagram Handle: @ashleydusek55
Major: Integrated Strategic Communications 

Things to Know about Ashley on the court …

The best part about being a UK student-athlete is … playing something you love while going to school

What I like most about Coach Skinner and the staff … they are very fun and know how to communicate with us.

I’m most looking forward to ______ this season: dominating

I chose my jersey number because … One of my sister's former teammates, who I happened to think was the best player on her team, wore No. 5.

My pre-match superstitions: I don't have any.

I chose Kentucky because ... everyone is a family and I feel at home.

What you need to know about Ashley off of the court … 

Favorite activities outside of volleyball: painting and crafting

My dream job is: to own my own shop where I can sell my crafts

The first concert I ever attended was ... Jason Aldean


The one talent I wished I had ... to whistle

In Elementary school my favorite subject was ... art class 

I would name my Derby horse ... Flinn Rider

I started playing volleyball when I was ... 5

The most famous person I've ever met was ... Shane Lechler who is an NFL punter, he went to my high school



Single-match and season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale now. Season tickets begin at $35, and single-game ticket information can be found here. More information on how to buy tickets can be found here or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-CATS.

Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 11-12. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Omaha, Neb., from the Lexington Region. This marks the third time in five seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event.

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