Ashley Frazier Transfers to Kentucky
March 24, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ashley Frazier will transfer to the University of Kentucky and join the UK volleyball team head coach Craig Skinner announced Wednesday.
Frazier was a two-year outside hitter for Alabama where she was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week as a sophomore after a break-out performance in September.
"Ashley is a very dynamic and powerful attacker with the ability to play six rotations," Skinner said. "Her best years of volleyball are ahead of her, and she will be very valuable to our success over the next few years. Ashley has lofty goals academically and on the court and we are excited to help her excel in both of those areas."
Frazier played in 55 matches for Alabama and averaged 2.49 kills per set from her outside hitter position. She threw down a career-high 311 as a sophomore while hitting at a .201 percentage. A versatile player, Frasier also tallied 1.55 digs per set and 0.46 blocks per set while at Alabama.
The Oregon, Ohio, native will join the Kentucky squad in the fall of 2010, but will not be eligible to play until the fall of 2011 as per NCAA rules. She will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2011.
In 2009, Frazier had a breakout performance when she combined for 31 kills and a hitting percentage of .371 in Alabama's wins over Georgia and Auburn. She notched a pair of double-doubles with 15 kills and 11 digs against the Bulldogs and 16 kills and 17 digs versus the Tigers. Frazier recorded three solo blocks in the two matches, including one on match point against Georgia. At the end of the Tide's first set with Auburn, she tallied a trio of service aces setting a new career high in that category. For the weekend, Frazier averaged 4.43 kills per set, 0.86 blocks per set, 4.00 digs per set and 5.79 points per set en route to earning SEC Player of the Week honors and being named the College Volleyball Updated National Player of the Week.
Frazier set a career-high with 20 kills in a match in a win over South Carolina later in the season. She also posted a career-best 18 digs in a win over Southern Methodist during her sophomore campaign.
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