SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Did not compete due to injury.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
All-Conference USA Second Team
Rice Invitational All-Tournament
Asics Classic All-Tournament at Pepperdine
Rice Invitational II MVP
Sits at 996 career kills
Led Rice with a 4.10 kills per set average... Second on team with 283 kills and second on squad with 302.5 points... Missed the last nine matches of the season due to an injury... 18 matches with double-digit digs and four double-double matches... Match-high 15 kills in win over Texas Tech and match-high 19 kills vs. UTSA with 14 digs... Posted 11 kills vs. Ole Miss... Led Rice with 4.09 kills per set in Rice Invitational... Match-high 15 kills at Pepperdine, match-high 18 kills vs. Missouri and match-high 12 kills vs. Eastern Washington... Averaged 4.08 kills per set at Rice Invitational II to be named MVP - 23 kills (match-high) vs. Arkansas State, match-high 15 kills vs. Samford, and 11 vs. Stephen F. Austin... Match-high 13 kills at Houston... Team-high 14 and 19 kills in matches one and two respectively at Southern Miss... Match-high 20 kills and .405 vs. UTEP and match-high 16 kills (.324) at UCF... Match-high 11 kills vs. Tulane and match-high .448 hitting percentage with team-high 15 kills in second match vs. Tulane... Posted 13 kills and 10 digs in 3-1 win at Memphis... Match-high 18 kills (.349) vs. Tulsa.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
AVCA All-Midwest Region
All-Conference USA First Team
713 career kills
Led the Owls with 408 kills and 3.92 kills per set... Posted 9 kills and 8 digs against Nicholls... Team-high 11 kills vs. Oklahoma and 11 more kills vs. Central Arkansas... 9 kills vs. Cal State Northridge, 15 kills vs. San Diego State, and 12 kills vs. San Francisco... Team-high 4.42 kills per set for the Mizuno Invitational II... 13 kills vs. South Carolina... Match-high 19 kills vs. Harvard for a .405 attack percentage (19-4-37)... Match-high 21 kills vs. #23 Wichita State with 9 digs and 21 points... Posted 12 kills (team-high) and 11 digs at Memphis and team-high 18 kills and 14 digs at UAB...Double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs vs. Tulane... Match-high 13 kills with 7 digs at Houston... 14 kills vs. Tulsa and match-high 23 kills vs. SMU with 14 digs... 13 kills and 7 digs at UCF and 14 kills and 13 digs at Southern Miss... Match-high 23 kills and 9 digs at SMU a nd match-high 20 kills at Tulsa... Hit .500 (11-1-20) at Tulane and career-high .714 (16-1-21) at UTEP... Hit match-high .435 (11-1-23) vs. Houston... Match-high 14 kills vs. Marshall, 11 kills vs. Southern Miss, season and match-high 24 kills and .340 vs. Tulsa... 13 kills in 3-0 win over #17 LSU... Second on team with 11 kills in NCAA match vs. TCU.
Played for U.S. Women's Junior National Team that competed in Mexico at the FIVB Women's Junior Volleyball World Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
All-C-USA Freshman Team
Earned the team's newcomer of the year award... Played in all 31 matches and 110 sets... Led C-USA freshmen with .282 hitting percentage, which ranked third on the team and 11th overall in C-USA... 18 matches with double-digit kills... Career-high 18 kills vs. TCU... 17 kills at SMU (.448) and 16 kills at Tulane (16-0-23; .696), vs. Tulsa (.375), and against UCF (16-3-20; .520)... Season-high 8 digs vs. UAB... 49 blocks ranked third-best on squad... Fourth on team in points with 333.0... season-high 19 points vs. Tulsa.
A 2008 graduate of Wylie High School... Three-year letterwinner for the Pirates and coach Deanna Toler... During her senior year, earned all-tournament at the Saginaw-Boswell and the San Marcos tournaments... First team District 9-5A... Academic all-state... Did not play as junior due to a knee injury... As a sophomore was named All-Area Newcomer of the Year by the Dallas Morning News and MVP of the season by her teammates... McCord also earned the MVP distinction at both the Texas Premier tournament and the Saginaw-Boswell tournament... Honored as the district's offensive player of the year... Named honorable mention all-district 11-4A as a freshman... Also played basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society her last two years... Led Dallas Skyline Juniors in hitting (.524).
Full name: Ashleigh McCord... Born: May 8, 1990 at Houston, Texas... Parents: Craig and Christie McCord (one brother, one sister... College: Brown.
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