UWA's Washington Honored

University of West Alabama women’s basketball player Ashton Washington received recognition from the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association and State Farm, as she was named a All-American Honorable Mention.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized for such a prestigious honor. To be acknowledged for my work on the court is definitely appreciated,” Washington said. “I couldn't have done it without the dedication of the coaching staff, the hard work of my fellow teammates and the love and support of the UWA family.”

Washington, a Lexington, Miss.-native, is a two-time All-Gulf South Conference First Team selection and a GSC All-Academic honoree. She was one of five players in the region to become a finalist for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II State Farm Coaches’ All-American Team.

“I am very proud of Ashton,” UWA Head Coach Amanda Marks said. “She is very deserving of this honor. She has been an intricate part of the success of the women’s basketball program.”

The senior forward concluded her career, leaving her mark on the UWA record book. Washington became just the fifth player in Tigers history to score 1,000-career points with 1,044 career points, which ranks fourth all-time. She finished her career ranked fourth in field goal attempts, third free throw attempts, third free throws made and second in rebounds.

Washington is scheduled to graduate in December with a degree in Business Administration and Journalism. She is the daughter of Rose Washington.

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