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     Ashley Thurston
    Ashley Thurston

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sylva, N.C.

    High School:
    Smoky Mountain

    Position:
    All-Around

    Club:
    New Vision Gymnastics


    2009: Appeared in 10 meets...her season best score was a 9.825 on vault against Auburn Jan. 4...her season high score on the uneven bars was a 9.775 on two occasions in meets against Auburn and Illinois State.

    2008: UIC's leading uneven bars performer...All-State First Team...competed in 12 of 13 meets...placed fourth on the uneven bars with a 9.775 against Missouri on Feb. 1...captured the uneven bars title tallying a 9.825 against Northern Illinois on Feb. 27...garnered a career-best 9.775 on the vault against Northern Illinois and Central Michigan on March 2...placed fourth on the uneven bars (9.75) and posted a career-best 9.775 on the floor exercise against Illinois on March 15...scored a season-best 9.85 to win the state uneven bars championship at the State of Illinois Classic on March 22.

    2007: Midwest Independent Conference bars champion...All-Midwest Independent First Team honoree...posted a winning 9.85 on bars against Western Michigan on Feb. 10...placed second on bars with a 9.775 against Illinois State on Feb. 25...led UIC with a second-pace 9.8 on bars at Centenary on March 2...scored a 9.775 on bars against No. 16 Auburn on March 11...won the MIC bars title with a 9.875 at the championship meet on March 31...also posted a personal-best score on beam with a 9.7 at the MIC Championships...competed as an all-arounder for the first time in her collegiate career at the State of Illinois Classic on March 25...placed fifth in the Illinois Classic all-around rankings with a 38.675...turned in a 9.7 on beam at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships on April 14.

    2006: Competed on the uneven bars for the Flames in her freshman season...took second on the bars versus Southeast Missouri State with a season-high mark of 9.850...placed fifth on the bars with a 9.725 versus Illinois State on March 5.

    Prep/Personal: 2005 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Alternate...place second at the 2005 North Carolina state meet...Level 9 East National qualifier in 2003...Level 9 Regional Beam Champion...born March 4, 1987...daughter of Allen and Anne Thurston...major is undecided.

    Career Bests
    Vault - 9.825
    Uneven Bars - 9.875
    Beam - 9.700
    Floor - 9.775
    All-Around - 38.068