| Ashley Laughlin
Marble Falls, Texas
· Four-time All-Big 12
Indoor Pole Vault (13-6.5/4.13m), Outdoor Pole Vault (13-1.5/4.00m)
School record holder in the indoor and outdoor pole vault... only school record holder on the 2008 roster and only Longhorn in school history to clear four-meters in the pole vault.
· NCAA Regional qualifier in the pole vault... tied for 17th at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships, clearing 12-0 (3.66m).
· Set the school record of 13-1.5 (4.00m) in placing sixth at the Big 12 Championships... become the only Longhorn to vault over four-meters during the outdoor season.
· Opened the season with a win at the UNLV Invitational (12-5.5/3.80m).
· Won the Texas Twilight after clearing 11-11.75 (3.65m).
· Finished third with a clearance of 11-11.75 (3.65m) at the Bayou Classic... cleared the same height for 19th at the Drake Relays.
· Became the first Texas pole vaulter to clear 13-feet during the indoor season.
· Cleared 13-6.5 (4/13m) at the Arkansas Last Chance meet to earn a spot at the NCAA Championship.
· Vaulted 13-5.25 to finish in 10th at the NCAA Championships.
· Broke school record in the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational... tied for ninth with a Longhorn-best jump of 12-6.75 (3.83m)... shattered the record height of 12-6.25 (3.82m) that she set at the 2006 Tyson meet.
· Garnered All-Big 12 honors with a fourth-place finish and then-career best mark of 13-5.25 (4.10m)
· Finished second at the Houston Indoor and Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitationals... cleared 12-5.5 (3.80m) at both meets.
· Cleared 12-11.75 (3.96m) for ninth place in the pole vault at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and took third (12-11.50/3.95m) at the Big 12 Championships.
· Broke her own school pole vault record with a first-place clearance of 13-0.25 (3.97m) at the Texas Invitational.
· Also claimed the pole vault at the Hurricane Invitational (12-11.25/3.94m), the North Texas Spring Classic (12-5.50/3.55m) and the Texas Twilight (12-9.50/3.90m).
· Placed 11th (12-5.50/3.80m) at the Texas Relays.
· Placed eighth in the pole vault (12-1.50/3.70m) at the Big 12 Championships.
· Broke her own school record with a second-place clearance of 12-6.25 (3.82m) at the Tyson Invitational.
· Placed second in the event at the Houston Indoor Invitational (12-5.50/3.80m), third at the Hilton Memorial (11-11.75/3.65m) and fifth at the Houston Indoor Opener (10-11.75/3.35m).
· Broke teammate Lacey Smith's year-old pole-vault record and set a personal best (12-4/3.76m) by vaulting 12-9.50 (3.90m) in a regional-qualifying win at the Texas Invitational.
· Notched another gold at the Texas Southern Relays (12-8.25/3.87m) and vaulted 12-5.50 (3.80m) for second place at the Rice Twilight and tied for third at the Texas Relays.
· At the Michael Johnson Invitational, was fourth (12-0/3.66m) in the pole vault and eighth at the Rice Bayou Classic (11-5.75/3.50m).
· Recorded a personal indoor record 11-3.75 (3.45m) for sixth place at the Hyatt Regency and fifth place at the Houston Indoor Opener.
· Vaulted 11-3 at the Tyson Invitational and 11-1.75 (3.40m) at the Big 12 Championship.
PRIOR TO TEXAS
· One of Texas' top prep pole vaulters and a Junior Olympic qualifier.
· Led Marble Falls High School to fifth-place at the 2004 Texas 4A state championship meet.
· Helped the Mustangs to third-place finishes in Region III 4A as a freshman, junior and senior.
· Runner-up in the pole vault at the 2004 Texas 4A state meet with a jump of 12-0.
· Matched her career best of 12-6 at the Hays meet in 2004 and placed third in the 100 meter hurdles at the 2004 state meet (14.84).
· Won the state championship in the pole vault as a junior with a personal best 12-6... finished as the state's runner up in the pole vault (11-0) as a sophomore.
· Won district and regional championships in the pole vault three times and claimed district and regional championships in the 100m hurdles as a senior and was a regional alternate her other three years.
· Also competed for Texas Elite Pole Vaulting under Jack Chapman.
· Lettered in basketball, volleyball and cross country.
· Earned Academic All-State honors and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.
· Member of the National Honor Society, PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership), Leo Club, Meals on Wheels and the Student Council.
Full name is Ashley Rene Laughlin ... daughter of Allen and Gina Laughlin ... kinesiology major... four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2005, Fall and Spring 2006, and Fall 2007)... has one sister, Melissa, and one brother, Tyler ... born June 7, 1985 in Austin, Texas... recipient of the 2006-07 UT Women's Athletics Gaylord and Joann Jentz Academic Excellence Scholarship.