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Ashley Mason
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Ashley Mason

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granby, Mo.

High School:
East Newton HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defensive Specialist/Libero

09/23/2013

Volleyball's Ashley Mason Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week

The Award is the Third of Mason's Career

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

02/20/2013

AD Honor Roll Recipients Recognized at Halftime of Tuesday's Game

More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction

11/20/2012

Four Volleyball Bears Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

MSU Hosts MVC Tournament Nov. 22-24

MVC Defensive Player of the Week 8/29/11 • 10/10/11
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week 8/31/11 • 10/12/11
MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team 2011 & 2012
2012 U.S. Women's National A2 Program

2012 (Junior)
• One of three Bears to play in every set in 2012, Mason led the team with 542 digs and a 4.59 per set average, numbers good for sixth place in each category in the MSU single-season record books
• Enters her senior season fourth in school history with a career average of 3.77 digs per set, and 12th with 1,153 total digs
• Began the season with 22 consecutive matches with at least 10 digs, extending her streak to 26 straight back to 2011
• Led Missouri State in digs 23 times while recording double figures in 29 of 31 matches
• Had at least 20 digs in 10 matches, and eclipsed the 25-dig mark four times
• MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection for a second consecutive season
• Established a career high with 29 digs Nov. 2 at Illinois State, and matched that Nov. 17 against 23rd-ranked Creighton
• Scooped 28 digs Nov. 16 versus Drake and 27 at Southern Illinois (9/21)
• Served 12 aces on the season and committed just 13 errors in 426 attempts for a .969 percentage
• Ranked second on the club with 71 assists

2011 (Sophomore)
• Played in all 111 sets as MSU's libero, totaling 523 digs for a 4.71 per set average
• Dig average ranked fourth in school history, while dig total rated fifth for a single season
• Played a key part in the Bears' defense holding opponents to .168 hitting, which ranked second in the MVC
• Two-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week, first on Aug. 29 after averaging 4.82 digs per set at the Oklahoma Nike Invitational, including 25 digs against the 16th-ranked Sooners
• Added another award Oct. 10 after posting 6.71 digs per set in wins against Creighton and Drake, including a career-high 28 versus Creighton
• Scored a pair of MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards alongside her defensive honors, as well as a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and being Missouri State's Fall 2011 recipient of the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award
• Scooped at least 10 digs in 27 matches, topping the 20-dig mark on nine occasions
• Served 20 aces against 19 errors
• Selected in March 2012 to participate with the U.S. Women's National A2 Program over the summer on a roster comprised of 48 of the nation's top players with college eligibility remaining

2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Appeared in 25 matches and 77 sets while making five starts in November
• Tallied 88 digs on the season to average 1.14 per set
• Had two kills, 10 assists and four aces
• Tallied season high of 13 digs at Wichita State (10/29)
• Scooped nine digs against Bradley (11/19), while notching at least five in six matches
• Went eight matches and 58 chances without a receiving error from 9/18-10/23

2009 (Freshman)
• Redshirt season at Missouri State

Background
• Started four seasons as an outside hitter and libero for East Newton High in Granby, Mo.
• Earned first-team all-conference and all-region honors as a senior, as well as being named the Big 8 Conference and Neosho Daily News Player of the Year for the second consecutive season
• All-conference first team member as a freshman and sophomore
• East Newton went a combined 76-16-3 and won three conference titles over her last three seasons

Personal
• Born September 18, 1991, in Joplin, Mo.
• Daughter of Tim and Sherri Mason
• Majoring in Business Education

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