Kentucky standout Ashley Fertic begins her first year with the Wildcats after wrapping up her career as a UK player in 2007.
Fertic's primary coaching responsibilities involve working with the outfield and serving as the slapping coach. Additionally, Fertic is the team's recruiting coordinator. She also serves as the scouting coordinator.
Fertic served as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was named the 2007 Miss Wildcat at Kentucky's fifth annual Catspy Awards. The honor goes to one student-athlete for their allaround excellence in athletics, academics, character and service. Fertic was also the Brad Davis Community Service female nominee from UK. She volunteered her time working at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and has worked serving meals at Lexington's Hope Center. For her dedication in the community, Fertic was named to the SEC Community Service team for two consecutive years.
The Valrico, Fla., native was a part of the Cats Cultivating Character program which is a character development program for young people and worked at the YMCA and Northern Elementary Fall Festivals. She worked at the local God's Pantry Support Drive and was an instructor in the winter and spring free softball clinics on campus. Fertic was also a 2006 inductee into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character which honors those who exemplify the term student-athlete. Selection into this organization is the highest honor UK's athletics department bestows on its student-athletes.
A four-time member of the Dean's List and Athletic Director Honor Roll, she was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society and received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors as a junior and as a senior.
In addition to her many accomplishments, Fertic finished her career ranking in the top 10 in many statistical categories. At the end of her career, she ranked fifth all time at UK with 12 career home runs, eighth all time in triples and ninth in RBI and doubles.