AT NEW MEXICO: Senior Ashley Rhoades will make the jump from the volleyball court to the basketball court for her senior season. She was an all-district performer in volleyball and basketball at Rio Rancho High School, and was also an all-state honoree in basketball.
Rhoades' Volleyball Stats
JUNIOR (2010): Stood out for the Lobos defensively in her junior campaign, leading the team in total blocks with 115 ... finished the 2010 season fourth on the team in total kills (256) and points (328.5) ... had a career night against TCU on Oct. 8, recording career-highs in kills (20) and total points (21) ... named to 2010 Academic All-Mountain West Conference Team ... was a starting middle blocker for Team USA Blue in the 2011 USA Volleyball Open National Championships.
SOPHOMORE (2009): ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America nominee ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... Missed two matches at Air Force and San Diego State with a sprained ankle ... Had second consecutive week of 11 kills on Thursday (at BYU on Oct. 8) and 15 on Saturday (at Utah on Oct. 10), matching her career-high ... Named MWC Co-Player of the Week on Oct. 5 for a career week against San Diego State and Air Force to start October with 11 kills and .647 attack percentage vs. SDSU and career-high 15 kills and .619 percentage vs. AFA ... Pounded 12 kills at Wyoming on Sept. 26 ... Recorded 10 kills and career-high .714 (10k-0e-14ta) hitting percentage at Portland on Sept. 5 ... Had nine kills and career-high 10 blocks vs. UC Santa Barbara, including match-winning block ... Played for Bring It Promotions/USA Development Team in July 2009, winning 2009 Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia.
FRESHMAN (2008): Made first collegiate appearance vs. Idaho State on Aug. 30 and recorded four kills and two blocks ... Was second on the team in blocks with 1.11 per set in limited reserve action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Rio Rancho to three consecutive New Mexico 5A state championships ... Named New Mexico 5A Player of the Year ... Two-time first team all-state selection ... All-district performer in volleyball and basketball ... Also an all-state honoree in basketball.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Ron and Terry Rhoades ... Has a younger sister, Madison, and a younger brother, Jeremy ... Madison is a sophomore on the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team ... Majoring in Art Studio ... Played club with High Desert and New Mexico Juniors.