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Ashley Frazier

Outside Hitter
Business Administration in Management & Marketing


Frazier earned a 3.9 GPA with a Business Administration in Management & Marketing degree in May 2011. She will begin her MBA in the fall of 2012. She is a four-time All-SEC Academic team member, a three-time athletic director’s honor roll, CoSIDA Academic All-District first team in 2011, and a three-time Dean’s List member. Her career aspiration is to work in marketing for a professional sports team organization. She worked at IMG as an intern where she helped with sponsorship activation at men’s basketball games, put together year-in-review portfolios for sponsorships, helped with administrative duties in the office, and was able to be a part of marketing plan meetings following UK men’s basketball national championship on ways to capitalize on that victory. She was an Capital One CoSIDA First-team Academic All-District selection in 2012.


Frazier was voted team captain for the 2012 season. She transferred from Alabama in 2010, and had to sit out a year and points to that experience as the toughest as a college athlete. The fear and troubles of starting all over again with a new team, new coaches as well as not being able to play were a challenge to her. She recalls that it was difficult to stay motivated at practices and the disadvantage of not being able to travel caused her to lag behind in getting to know her new teammates. The team struggled throughout the season and she realized that the best thing she could do for the team was to practice as hard as she could to help make them better. Her perseverance helped UK into the NCAA Tournament, and Coach Craig Skinner points to Frazier’s work ethic as practice player as a driving force for his team into the tournament. That transition year had its troubles, but she was able to overcome and lead the team in kills when she returned to the court in 2011.


Frazier has worked a number of hours with various organizations since becoming a college athlete. She has helped out with animal shelters, nursing homes, children’s hospitals, God’s Pantry, homeless shelters and helped with an initiative that provided presents to underprivileged children at Christmas.


Frazier was a 2011 All-Region Tournament team, a two-time All-SEC team member and an SEC Player of the Week. She led UK with 3.22 kills per set as a junior and notched 10 or more kills in more than 25 matches. She was named the UK Invitational MVP after charting 10 or more kills in all three UK wins. She turned in UK’s first 20-kill performance of the season in an NCAA victory over Dayton. She struck for 14 kills on .522 hitting in a win over A&M and had a team-high 16 kills on .306 hitting in the NCAA Tournament match vs. Texas. She played two years at Alabama before transferring to Kentucky, where as a sophomore she had 20 kills against South Carolina en route to earning SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors as well as the and Collegiate Volleyball Update National Player of the Week.

In 2012, Frazier became the 15th player in school history to amass 1,000 career kills. She had a career-high tying 20-kill performance at No. 1 Nebraska in September and was named to both the Ameritas Players Challenge and Baymont Invitational All-Tournament teams.She matched the 20-kill performance and had a career-high eight digs in a four-set victory over Ole Miss. For the second-straight season, Frazier leads the Wildcats in kills per set and has topped a career-best mark in hitting percentage as a senior. She’s topped the 10-kill plateau 15 times this season including reaching 10+ kills in six-straight matches to close out the season as UK makes another postseason push. She’s logged a .250 or better hitting percentage in 12 matches this season, including posted an above .400 clip on six occasions. Leads UK in solo blocks with 17 for the season and has also contributed more than 20 service aces.