Background: Ashley Tapperson joins the Bears aftter diving for Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis, Mo. Her senior year, Tapperson place fourth at the state championship. She was voted all-conference, all-St. Louis metro, and most valuable. Personal: Full name is Ashley Kramer Tapperson. Born October 10, 1988 in St. Louis, Mo. Daughter of Craig and Cindy Tapperson.