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Ashley Hansen

School

Stanford

Position
Short Stop
Major
Management Science & Engineering
AVG
.351
R
46
H
52
FLD%
.963
RBI
37

Classroom

A 2011 Academic All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention selection, on track to graduate from Stanford this June with a degree in Management, Science and Engineering (MS&E), Hansen is hoping to start a career in the Bay Area in marketing and eventually product management in either the energy/environmental industry or the tech industry. She holds a 3.12 GPA and was involved in the undergraduate summer research program in 2011 with the MS&E department where she worked with Professor John Weyant on California environmental policy.

Character

Head coach John Rittman on Ashley Hansen: “Ever since Ashley has been in the Stanford program she has been a special player. She came in as a freshman and didn’t necessarily lead vocally, but she led by example. She has been an outstanding player both offensively and defensively. She does things the right way at practice. She’s the glue on our defense. She keeps everybody into the game. She controls the emotions of the team on the field. She’s just an outstanding leader.”

Community

Hansen Works at summer and annual Stanford Softball clinics, attends annual Toys for Tots tournament for the Redwood City Girls Softball League (brought toys to donate to the tournament to be handed out around the holidays to less fortunate families), volunteered at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Festivities in Palo Alto. With USA softball, Hansen worked the Chesapeake Energy Clinic, and visited with the behavioral unit at St. Anthony’s in Oklahoma City.

Competition

Hansen was the 2011 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and the 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year. She was a 2011 NFCA First Team All-America, a 2009 NFCA Second Team All-America, a 2009 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, a three-time NFCA All-West Region team member and a three-time All-Pac-10 Conference First Team member. She set new Stanford single season records in 2011 in batting average (.495), hits (95) and slugging percentage (.797). She recorded the second-most doubles in a season (25) and seventh-most runs scored (51) in 2011. She ranks in the career top-10 at Stanford in batting average (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd), triples (T2nd), doubles (3rd), runs scored (7th), hits (8th) and RBI (8th).