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#44 Ashley Walker
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Modesto, CA
High School: Grace Davis
Experience: 4 Letters
Only player in Cal history with at least 1,000 points, 800 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 blocks...47 career double-doubles...ranked first in Cal history in rebounds (1117), free throws made (506) and attempted (675)... tied for first in games played (130)...second in career points (2142), blocked shots (174) and made field goals (810)...third in scoring average (16.5 ppg)...fourth in field goal percentage (52.7)... seventh in free throw percentage (75.3), and ninth in career steals (177)...ranks sixth on the Pac-10 career rebounding list and seventh in Pac-10 career scoring...one of only six Pac-10 players to amass 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career...scored 155 points in seven career NCAA tournament games, averaging 22.1 ppg...first Cal player ever taken in the WNBA draft, going in the first round (12th overall pick) of the 2009 draft to the Seattle Storm.

As a senior in 2008-09: First team All-Pac-10 and First team Pac-10 All-Defensive team...USBWA All-American first team ...Associated Press All-American third team ...WBCA All-American honorable mention...2008-09 Pac-10 scoring leader (19.8 ppg)...third in the Pac-10 in rebounds per game (8.6)...ranked No. 17 among all DI players in points per game and field goal percentage (55.3)...posted a double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds against Nevada, scoring the1,500th point of her career in the game...scored 20 or more points in 4 of her first six games of the season...scored 16 points with ten rebounds against No. 2 Rutgers...MVP of the Paradise Jam Tournament Reef Division, scoring 68 points with 18 rebounds in the three games...scored 30 points in back-to-back games, scoring 30 against Texas Tech followed by 32 against Iowa in the final two games in the Virgin Islands...Pac-10 Player of the Week (12/1/08), the fifth time she earned the honor in her career...Colliers International Classic All-Tournament team...named Pac-10 Player of the Week Dec. 8, second consecutive week earning the honor... Pac-10's nominee for the WBCA Player of the Month award for December...moved into second place on the Cal all-time scoring list with her 25 points against Washington State...moved into top-10 in career rebounding in Pac-10 with 10 rebounds against Washington State....moved into the top-20 in Pac-10 career scoring in the Stanford game...named a Wooden Award midseason top-20 finalist...nominee for WBCA Player of the Month in January, a month in which she averaged 18.1 points per game with 7.4 rebounds per game...pulled in her 1,000th career rebound Feb. 8 against Washington State, the ninth player in Pac-10 history and the second in Cal history to reach that milestone...despite going 1-for-10 from the field, still managed a double-double at USC with 12 points and 13 rebounds...scored the 2,000th point of her career March 1 at UCLA...had three double-doubles in five post-season games (Pac-10 Tournament and the NCAA Tournament)...matched her career high with a 32-point performance against Virginia to send Cal to its first-ever Sweet 16...scored 21 points against No. 1 UConn in the third round of the NCAA Tournament...averaged 24.7 ppg in three games in the 2009 NCAA Tournament...2008-09 co-captain with Lauren Greif.

2008-09 Preseason: 2008-09: Associated Press honorable mention All-American...2008-09 preseason Sporting News first-team All-American...2008-09 State Farm/Wade Trophy Watch List...on the 2008-09 Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list...the only unanimous 2008-09 preseason All-Pac-10 selection...named the No. 1 power forward in the country by ESPN.com...named Most Valuable Player of the Pete Newell Tall Women's Basketball Camp June 27-29...finalist for a spot on the 2006 USA under-20 national team and 2007 USA under-21 national team...performed well on the Africa trip, including 15 points in the win over Senegal...finished second in the 2008 San Francisco Pro Am summer league in scoring (26.5 ppg) after leading the league in scoring the previous two years - 2006 (23.7 ppg) and 2007 (26.5 ppg).

As a junior in 2007-08: Became one of only four Cal players to garner first-team All-Pac-10 honors at least twice...named to the Pac-10 All-Defensive team...Sports Illustrated second-team All-American...honorable mention State Farm/WBCA and Associated Press All-American after becoming the 17th Cal player to reach the 1,000-point milestone...a candidate for the State Farm Wade Trophy, Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy...earned the team's Best Offensive Player award and Practice Player of the Year...preseason honorable mention All-America pick by CSTV.com and was a preseason All-Pac-10 selection...tri-captain with Lauren Greif and Krista Foster...named Pac-10 Player of the Week Dec. 3 and Jan. 14, bringing her career total to a Cal all-time best of five honors...Contra Costa Times all-tournament team pick after tallying 20 points vs. Saint Mary's and 17 vs. No. 18 Vanderbilt...led the Pac-10 with 14 double-doubles, marking the second straight year she paced the conference in that department...ranked in the top five in the Pac-10 in seven statistical categories...paced the Pac-10 in rebounding for the second consecutive season at 9.3 rpg and set the Cal single-season rebounding record with 317 boards...in the Pac-10, ranked first in offensive rebounds (3.91 rpg), third in blocks (1.32 bpg, 1st on Cal), scoring (15.3 ppg, 1st on Cal) and defensive rebounds (5.41 rpg, 1st on Cal), fourth in field goal percentage (51.4%, 2nd on Cal) and fifth in free throw percentage (78.1%, 1st on Cal and 9th in school history)...second on the team with a career-high 83 assists (2.4 apg)...shot 76.9 percent (20-of-26) from the foul line in the final two minutes of games...began the season with double-doubles in six of the first seven games...posted a season-high 31 points and a career-high 23 rebounds in the season-opening win at Fresno State...registered at least 20 points eight times...recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds vs. San Diego in the first round of NCAAs and 19 points and nine rebounds vs. George Washington in the second round...led Cal in scoring and rebounding16 times in each category...her 45 blocks ranked seventh in Cal's season-record book.

As a sophomore in 2006-07: Selected to the All-Pac-10 team along with Devanei Hampton, marking only the second time in school history that the Bears placed two players on the All-Pac-10 squad...Associated Press honorable mention All-American...member of the Wade Trophy watch list...only three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week honoree (Nov. 20, Dec. 11 and Jan. 22) and only the second Cal player to receive the award three times in one season...named MVP of the Timeout for HIV/AIDS Classic and the Contra Costa Times Classic, and selected to the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving all-tournament team...chosen Cal's Co-Best Offensive Player of the Year, Practice Player of the Year and Golden Bear Award recipient for having the team's best GPA...led the Pac-10 with 13 double-doubles...first in the Pac-10 in rebounding (8.7 ppg) and third in scoring (17.4 ppg), which was the best by a Cal player since Eliza Sokolowska averaged 18.8 ppg in 1994-95...her 277 rebounds tied for eighth in Cal's season-record book...ranked third in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (53.2%), tied for second in offensive rebounds (3.06 rpg), fourth in blocked shots (1.34 bpg, 43 total, T8th Cal history), tied for fourth in defensive rebounds (5.59 rpg) and ninth in minutes played (33.31 mpg)...tallied double-figure points in 28 games, including a career-high 32 points in an 86-79 overtime home win over USC...Walker sent that game against the Women of Troy into OT by hitting two free throws with five seconds to play and Cal down 72-70...registered 10 games with a least 20 points...led Cal in free throw percentage (76.7) and her 14-of-16 free throw day vs. USC tied for the Pac-10 lead in makes and attempts in a game in 2006-07...her 227 free throws attempted and 174 free throws made ranked second and third, respectively, all-time at Cal...also owned the best field goal percentage (91.7%, 11-of-12 vs. Oregon State) and blocks effort (career-high seven vs. Fresno State) in the Pac-10...paced Cal in rebounding 18 times and in scoring in 15 games...third on the team in assists with 70 (2.2 apg).

As a freshman in 2005-06: One of three Cal players picked to the Pac-10 All-Freshman squad, marking the first time a conference team had more than two selections...she and Alexis Gray-Lawson were the only Bears to start all 30 games, which tied for sixth for starts among all freshmen nationally...third on the team in scoring (13.3 ppg) and among the top five in the Pac-10 in six statistical categories...topped the conference in blocks per game (1.70 bpg), ranked second in offensive rebounds (2.80 pg), fourth in rebounding (7.7 rpg), fifth in field goal percentage (49.5%) and in defensive rebounds (4.87 per game), and 10th in minutes played (32.63)...ranked first in the Pac-10 in rebounding in conference games (8.7 rpg)...her 84 total offensive boards led Cal...paced the Bears in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 11 times...tied for second on the team with 23 double-figure scoring games and stood second on the Bears with eight double-doubles...recorded a string of six consecutive double-doubles...registered a season-high 21 points - 18 coming in the second half - in the first-round NCAA Tournament loss to St. John's...led the Bears in points and with a season-high six assists, seven boards, two steals and two blocks in the NCAA game...opened the season with five consecutive double-figure scoring outings, including a team-high 17 points at New Mexico...swatted five blocks and grabbed seven rebounds, as well, at New Mexico...notched 20 points vs. South Carolina State...poured in 19 points vs. Radford, Columbia and in a 23-point victory over Washington in the regular-season finale to tie for team-high honors...contributed 10 points and 10 boards in the victory over No. 13 Arizona State and 15 points and five rebounds in the win at No. 23 USC...hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 14 points in the home win over USC...her 51 blocks rank fifth in Cal's season-record books and was the most by a Golden Bear since Charlotte Lusschen swatted 69 in 1984-85...recorded a then-career-high six blocks vs. Columbia...twice blocked shots of Baylor's Sophia Young, the 2004-05 national player of the year...the San Francisco Chronicle named Walker one of five players to watch in the Pac-10 Tournament preview story...second on the team with 45 steals (1.5 spg)...contributed to the East Bay's 2005 summer San Francisco Pro Am title.

High School: Named to the Cal-Hi Sports all-state team and league MVP as a senior after averaging 21 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and six blocks per game at Grace Davis High School...ranked No. 48 nationally among the 2005-06 newcomers, according to Mike White's All-Star Girls Scouting Report...slotted No. 4 on the NorCal Scouting Report, which ranks players in Northern California...as a junior, contributed 21 points and 16 rebounds per game, garnering her second Street & Smith's honorable mention All-America selection...also as a junior, earned a spot on the all-state junior team, received her second straight Metro Player of the Year award and was chosen first-team All-Central California Conference...three-time Modesto Bee Player of the Year...favorite sports moment was when her freshman year basketball team was the only team to beat a previously undefeated arch-rival after being down 24-4 at the half...her club team was the East Bay Xplosion...competed on the varsity volleyball team for four years and the track and field team for one year...claimed the 2004 conference high jump title and was picked to the all-conference volleyball team three times.

Personal: Ashley Janeen Walker was born Feb. 24, 1987, in Stockton, Calif....parents are Tiran and Jackie Walker...has an older brother, Tiran, Jr., who is a professional basketball player in England...her relative, James Hardy, played for the Utah Jazz...voted Miss Grace Davis...enjoys hanging out with friends and talking on the phone...aspires to be a teacher...American studies major.

WALKER'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year	G-Gs	Min	Fg-a	Pct	3p-a	Pct	Ft-a	Pct	Off	Def	Reb	Avg	Pf-D	Ast	To     Blk	St	Tp	Avg
05-06	30-30	979-32.6	156-315	.495	1-4	.250	85-125	.680	84	146	230	7.7	100-5	47	82	51	45	398	13.3
06-07	32-32	1066-33.3	189-355	.532	0-4	.000	174-227	.767	98	179	277	8.7	101-4	70	107	43	42	552	17.3
07-08	34-34	1060-31.1	201-391	.514	0-1	.000	118-151	.781	133	184	317	9.3	92-2	83	78	45	42	520	15.3
08-09	34-34 	1082-31.8	264-477 	.553 	13-31 	.419 	131-172 	.762 	111 	182 	293 	8.6 	70-0 	58	91 	35	49 	672 	19.8
Totals	130-130  4187/32.2 	810-1538  	.527 	14-40 	.350 	508-675 	.753 	426 	691 	1117 	8.6 	363-11  	258 	358	174	178	2142 	16.5

 

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