| Ashley Gayle
Video: I am Ashley Gayle and we are Texas Basketball [Feb. 2, 2011]
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AT A GLANCE:
Holds the UT single-season blocks record with 117 set during the 2010-11 season ... set the record after posting three against Texas Tech (March 2, 2011) passing her previous school record of 103 set during the 2009-10 season ... also holds the UT sophomore and junior block records ... has totaled 280 blocks in her career, placing her second on UT's career top 10 list for blocks and is just nine blocks shy of tying the record set by Ellen Bayer (1986-90) ... 60 blocks during freshman campaign rank as the second most ever by a freshman and the 11th most overall in one season by a Longhorn.
AS A JUNIOR IN2010-11:
Led the Longhorns in rebounding with 11 against Marquette (March 19) in Texas' NCAA First Round game ... recorded her second double-double in three games with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes against Missouri in the Big 12 Championship First Round (March 8) ... tallied sixth double-double of the season with 14 points (4-of-5 FG, 6-of-6 FT) and team-high 12 rebounds against Texas Tech (March 2) ... posted six blocks at Texas Tech (Jan. 26) ... also scored 14 points (6-of-8 FG, 2-of-3 FT) for her seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season ... recorded fifth double-double of the season with 10 points (3-of-3 FG, 4-of-7 FT) and team-high 11 rebounds against Sam Houston State (Jan. 2) ... also tallied career-high six assists to lead the team in that category for the first time of her career ... led the Longhorns in rebounding for the seventh-straight game with 13 against USD (Dec. 30) ... also recorded five blocks ... swatted a career-high 10 shots against Cincinnati (Dec. 28) while pulling down team-high nine rebounds ... 10 blocks stand as the second-best single game showing in Texas history ... led the Longhorns in rebounding for the second-straight game after pulling down 10 against No. 8/7 Tennessee (Dec. 12) ... tallied third double-double of the season against UTPA (Dec. 8) with career-high 15 points (6-of-10 FG, 3-of-7 FT) and team-high 11 rebounds ... recorded third double-digit scoring effort of the season with 10 points (4-of-6 FG, 2-of-4 FT) at No. 25/25 Michigan State (Dec. 5) ... also pulled down five rebounds and registered four blocks marking the fourth game this season she's rallied four or more blocks in a game ... was just shy of a double-double at No. 3/2 Stanford (Nov. 28) with nine points (3-of-9 FG, 3-of-4 FT) and eight rebounds ... also tied career-high with three steals ... posted her first double-double of the season with 10 points (5-of-14 FG, 0-of-2 FT) and career-high 16 rebounds against Boston University (Nov. 21) ... tallied previous career-high in the first half alone with 13 ... co-led the team in rebounds with eight against Northwestern State (Nov. 16) ... also recorded five blocks for the second-straight game and put up seven points (3-of-7 FG, 1-of-3 FT) ... tallied 11 rebounds and nine points (4-of-8 FG, 1-of-5 FT) in UT's season-opening win against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 12) ... also recorded five blocks.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10:
Started in 29 of 33 games played and totaled 103 blocks while registering team-high four double-doubles ... registered five blocks against Missouri (March 11) in the first round of the Big 12 Championship to set the UT single-season record with a total of 99 blocks this year ... recorded sixth double-figure rebounding effort of the season with 11 at No. 14/15 Baylor (March 7) ... pulled down six rebounds at No. 23/21 Oklahoma State (Feb. 24) ... recorded 10 rebounds against No. 15/15 Texas A&M (Feb. 20) for fifth double-digit rebounding effort of the season ... also tallied four blocks for the fourth-straight game with three or more blocks ... pulled down team-high six rebounds and added five blocks against Kansas State (Feb. 17) ... recorded five points (1-of-4 FG, 3-of-8 FT), four rebounds and four blocks in UT's double-overtime win at Kansas (Feb. 13) ... added team-high six rebounds and three blocks at Colorado (Feb. 10) ... set the UT sophomore block record after recording one against Texas Tech (Feb. 7) for her 67th of the season ... put up nine points (4-of-7 FG, 1-of-3 FT), seven rebounds and four blocks at No. 13/13 Oklahoma (Feb. 3) ... pulled down six rebounds and added four points (2-of-6 FG) and two blocks in UT's double overtime win at Texas Tech (Jan. 16) ... posted second-straight six-block effort against No. 11/9 Nebraska (Jan. 12) ... tallied fourth double-double of the season with 10 points (4-of-6 FG, 2-of-8 FT) and 10 rebounds against No. 10/10 Texas A&M (Jan. 9) ... also added six blocks ... posted 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field against UT Arlington (Jan. 5) ... added seven rebounds and two blocks ... dished out career-high six assists against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Jan. 2) ... notched third double-double of the season and second in as many games with 11 points (5-of-9 FG, 1-of-5 FT) and career-high 13 rebounds against Central Michigan (Dec. 28) ... also added three blocks and two assists ... posted career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds against Texas Southern (Dec. 20) for her second double-double of the season ... also added team-high six blocks and three assists ... recorded seven rebounds and three blocks in UT's win over Ole Miss (Dec. 16) ... picked up seven rebounds, including five from the offensive end of the floor while posting three blocks at No. 6/5 Tennessee (Dec. 6) ... posted nine rebounds and eight points (3-of-7 FG, 2-of-5 FT) against Oral Roberts (Dec. 1) ... also recorded five blocks ... pulled down five rebounds against USC (Nov. 27) ... posted her first career double-double against North Texas (Nov. 20) with 12 points (4-of-9 FG, 4-of-5 FT) and 10 rebounds. ... led the team in rebounding for the fourth time of her career and the second time this season ... also tied career-high with seven blocks ... pulled down five rebounds against No. 1 UConn (Nov. 17) for her fourth-straight game with at least four boards ... also added two blocks ... registered 12 points (3-of-4 FG, 6-of-9 FT) in season opener against UTSA (Nov. 13) ... also added six rebounds and four blocks ... led the team in scoring for the first time of her career.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09:
Saw action in 32 games this season, including seven starts ... totaled 60 blocks, good for second in UT's freshman record book, passing teammate Ashley Lindsey's freshman mark of 54 ... was the top shot-blocker among Big 12 freshmen throughout the year and finished the regular season ranked sixth overall ... recorded a team-leading seven rebounds in First Round of NCAA Championship against Mississippi State (March 21)...Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals vs. Iowa State (March 13) ... also added three blocks for her 14th outing with multiple blocks on the year ... recorded a game-high three blocks in Big 12 Championship first round vs. Missouri (March 12) ... registered three points and two rebounds in seven minutes against No. 3/3 Oklahoma (March 3) ... tied career high with nine points (3-of-3 FG, 3-of-4 FT) against Texas Tech (Feb. 8) ... tallied seven points (3-of-4 FG, 1-of-2 FT) against Colorado (Jan. 17) ... also added five rebounds and one block ... registered five points, five rebounds and two blocks in 14 minutes against Nebraska (Jan. 14) ... was also perfect from the free-throw line (3-of-3) ... collected a game-high three blocks at Texas Tech (Jan. 9) ... recorded four points (2-of-6 FG), five blocks and four rebounds in 20 minutes of action against San Diego State (Dec. 30) ... tallied eight points (3-of-8 FG, 2-of-3 FT), three rebounds and one block in Texas' 79-40 win over UTEP (Dec. 28) at the Surf `n Slam Classic ... collected three blocks and two rebounds in Texas' 81-71 win over No. 21/21 Arizona State ... pulled down seven rebounds against No. 7/10 Tennessee (Dec. 14) ... also registered six points (2-of-3 FG, 2-of-4 FT) ... posted six rebounds at Ole Miss (Dec. 7) ... tallied eight points (3-of-6 FG, 2-of-6 FT) against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 30) ... also added team-high four blocks, six rebounds and career-high three steals ... posted career-high seven blocks against Furman (Nov. 23) to lead the team in that category for the second-straight game ... also added a career-high six rebounds while going a perfect 3-of-3 from the field for six points ... registered a team-high five blocks against Texas A&M-CC (Nov. 20) ... recorded career-high nine points, three assists, one block and one steal in 13 minutes against No. 25/20 Old Dominion (Nov. 17).
PRIOR TO TEXAS
Invited to the 2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials ... earned fourth-team All-American honors and named to the 2008 Parade Magazine High School All-America Girls Basketball Team ... named to the 20-player 2008 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-American Game presented by Nike ... selected to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-America Game in March ... led Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman HS to its third-straight Nevada Class 4A State Championship with 18 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 65-48 title win over Reno (Feb. 22) ... named the Nevada Class 4A Player of the Year ... closed her high school career with three straight triple-doubles, totaling 31 blocks in those games ... was ranked No. 5 overall by the Blue Star Basketball national recruiting service ... No. 19 by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... No. 29 by All-Star Girls Report ... No. 40 by HoopGurlz.com ... 2007-08 preseason Sporting News All-America Second Team ... ranked in the top 10 nationally among all power forward/post players ... 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival participant ... also competed for the nationally-renowned West Coast Elite AAU squad.
Full name is Ashley Samantha Gayle ... daughter of Patricia Norman ... has one younger brother, Matthew (16) ... born January 11, 1990 in New York ... chose Texas over Georgia, Purdue, Cal and Duke ... 2010 and 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection ... majoring in Health Promotion/Pre-Med ... three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree.