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Ashley Rininger

Class: R-Junior
Position: F/C
Height: 6-4

Previous School: GlenOak HS

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

2013-14 (R-So.)
• First team All-Big South honoree
• Named second team all-state by both the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID)
• Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, becoming the first Liberty sophomore to win the award since Elena Kisseleva in 1998
• Big South All-Academic Team
• Three-time Big South Player of the Week (Dec. 2, Dec. 23 and Feb. 24)
• Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team
• Her 16 double-doubles were the fourth most in a single season in program history and the most ever by a sophomore.
• Tied for 24th nationally for double-doubles and finished 35th for field goal percentage (.542)
• Ended the year ranked second in the Big South for field goal percentage, fourth in rebounding (9.0 rpg), sixth in blocked shots (1.4 bpg) and seventh in both scoring (14.7 ppg) and free throw percentage (.750)
• Already ranks No. 24 in program history for career rebounds (497) and No. 32 for career points (689)
• Only Lady Flame to start all 31 games
• Scored 20 or more points seven times, headlined by a career-high 29-point outburst in a Nov. 30 come-from-behind victory over Savannah State
• Grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds on Dec. 7 against Radford
• Notched five double-doubles in a row between Jan. 2 and Jan. 16
• Scored in double digits in seven straight games twice, to begin the season (Nov. 8-Nov. 30) and to wrap up the year (Feb. 15-March 8)

2012-13 (R-Fr.)
• Made the Big South All-Freshman Team and finished second in the voting for Big South Freshman of the Year
• Named Big South Freshman of the Week three times (Dec. 3, Jan. 14 and Feb. 18)
• Led the Lady Flames and finished seventh in the Big South with 1.2 bpg
• Third on the team in both scoring (6.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg)
• Scored in double figures for the first of 10 times on Nov. 16, totaling 10 points against Grambling State in a Preseason WNIT triumph
• Her season-high 17 points versus UNC Asheville on Jan. 5 were the most by a Liberty freshman since Reagan Miller's 23 points against Charleston Southern on Feb. 11, 2012
• That game started a stretch of seven out of eight contests where she scored in double digits
• For the season, Liberty was 10-0 when Rininger scored 10 or more points
• Recorded her first of three double-doubles on Jan. 10 at Charleston Southern, featuring 14 points and 10 boards
• Also blocked a career-high five shots at Charleston Southern, marking the most rejections by a Lady Flame since Katie Feenstra's six blocks against Winthrop on Feb. 28, 2005
• Notched back-to-back double-doubles against Longwood (16 points, 12 rebounds on Jan. 26) and Campbell (13 points, 10 rebounds on Jan. 31)
• Played a key role in the Big South Championship title game victory over Longwood (March 10), contributing 10 points and seven rebounds off of the bench
• Made her first career start during the NCAA Tournament matchup against Purdue (March 24), pulling down a season-best 13 rebounds
• Earned a spot on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2011-12 (Fr.)
• Did not appear in a single game in 2011-12 and was redshirted
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

Prep
• Graduated from GlenOak High School
• Honorable mention All-Ohio Division I selection as both a junior and senior
• Also earned first team All- Federal League, all-district and All-Stark County recognition both years
• Averaged 13.7 ppg and 11.2 rpg as a junior
• Senior season statistics included 14.6 ppg and 9.9 rpg
• Garnered first team Academic All-County laurels as a senior, thanks to a GPA above 4.0

Personal
• Daughter of Michael Rininger and Joyce Rininger
• Sister of Cody Rininger (22)
• Birthday is April 15
• Graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in May 2014, finishing her degree in three years with a 4.0 GPA
• Working on a master's degree in human services counseling with a focus in crisis response and trauma
• Aspires to be an FBI agent