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#23 Ashley Decker
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sparks, Nev.
High School: Spanish Springs HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Freshman Follow-Up: Q&A With Ashley Decker (july 12, 2011)

Freshman Feature: Q&A With Ashley Decker (Oct. 25, 2010)

2012 Quick Hits:

  • Played in 36 games as DP or in the outfield
  • Slugging .517, hitting .283

Berkeley Regional (2012):

  • Pinch hit then started game seven in right
  • Hit, slugged and had an OBP of .400 with two RBI in five at-bats

2011 Quick Hits:

  • Named a Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention
  • Played in 53 of Cal's 58 games, making 46 starts
  • Sixth on the team in hitting at .242
  • Split time between second base, outfield and designated player
  • Was up for NFCA All-America status
  • Hit .174 with four RBI in postseason

Women's College World Series (2011):

  • Hit the very first triple of her career to score three runs against Alabama
  • Was second on the team, hitting .333
  • Tallied a team-high .667 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage

Lexington Super Regional (2011):

  • Drew a walk in the top of the first in game three to score Cal's first run

High School:

  • Named to the first-team all-state and all-league each of her four years
  • Heralded as player of the year her senior and junior seasons
  • Won three Nevada state championships with Spanish Springs High School

Club Ball:

  • Took fifth place at the 2010 18 Gold Premier Nationals 5th Place with Sorcerer Gold
  • With Arizona Hotshots Gold, she won the York, PA NQ Championships and finished 13th at 2009 ASA Gold Nationals
  • Has been playing ASA since 2003, when she was 10
  • Finished 13th at `08 ASA Gold Nationals with Sorcerer Gold and were the Boulder 18 Gold champion
  • Nevada State Champions in 2006 with her 14U team, as well as in 2005 with the 12U

Personal:

  • Parents are Troy and Kim Decker
  • Hopes to play for Team USA
  • Considering majoring in American studies
  • Lists playing in the Under Armour All-American game during her sophomore and senior years as her best sports moment to date

Have Bike and Phone, Will Travel: If you ask Ashley what's one thing she cannot live without, she will answer her phone. In her spare time, in addition to talking on the phone, Decker enjoys riding motorcycles and camping.

Native Nevadan: Of the five freshmen and 18 student-athletes on the squad, Ashley Decker is the only American not from the state of California. Decker came to Berkeley by way of Sparks, Nev. In each of her four years as a prepster at Spanish Springs High School, Decker was named first-team all-state and all-league, winning three Nevada state championships.

Why I Have My Number: My favorite numbers are 1, 22 and 23. I was number 1 in high school, was born on the 22nd and I just like the number 23. At Cal, I asked for 23, which was also my travel ball number.

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