A key asset for the Gamecocks, Ashley returns as a top runner and co-captain. This will be the third consecutive year Evens has been selected as a team captain. She led the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships her freshman year and was the teams No. 3 runner as a sophomore and junior. She spent a June in Spain as part of her minor studies. Ashley then stayed in Columbia this summer, where she and No. 1 runner Beatrice Biwott trained together. Her dedication should lead her to big improvements in 2010. She has track PR's of 4:47, 10:28 and 18:25.
At Wayne High School, Ashley was a team captain on her cross country and track teams as a junior and senior, earning first-team all-league honors (2004-06). A three-time state qualifier in cross country, she was an all-state athlete in 2004 and two-time state qualifier in track. She was also a member of the basketball and soccer teams for three years. She was a member of the National Honor Society.
She was born to Richard and Peggy Evens on Sept. 5, 1988.