The Crimson Tide finished third at last week's NCAA Championships, giving head coach Sarah Patterson and her squad their fifth consecutive top-3 finish and an NCAA-best 22nd overall finish in the top-3
Academic accolades have come pouring in as the Tide comes to the end of the school year, including a trio of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, a fourth NCAA Elite 89 Award, a league-best 14 gymnasts on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, the SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 | Senior Graduated in December of 2012 with a bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in sociology ... currently pursuing a second degree in general studies ... member of the Alabama Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's executive committee.
2012 | Junior Second team Uneven Bars All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... NCAA Seattle Regional Uneven Bars Champion ... team co-captain ... competed in the Crimson Tide's vault and uneven bars lineup in all 14 meets of the season ... opened her junior season with a career-best 9.975 on the vault against Georgia ... won the uneven bars at Oklahoma with a 9.925, which tied her career-best score ... made her collegiate debut in the all-around against Georgia, winning it with a 39.450 ... prior to the Georgia meet, her last all-around was as a junior in high school ... won the all-around at Kentucky ... tied her career best in the all-around against Florida with a 39.450 ... finished third on the squad in number of routines in competition with 45 ... inducted into XXXI, the University of Alabama's elite women's honorary.
2011 | SophomoreFirst team Vault All-American ... finished seventh on the vault in the NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals ... Second team All-SEC ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... won five individual titles during the season, four on the uneven bars and one on the vault ... competed 41 routines during the season, scoring 9.9 or better 11 times, five on the vault and four on the uneven bars ... scored a career-best 9.925 and came away with her first collegiate vault win at Georgia ... scored a career-high 9.9 on the floor exercise against Kentucky and at the SEC Championships ... posted a career-high 9.925 on the uneven bars at the Metroplex Challenge ... for the second year in a row, opened the season with a win on the uneven bars, scoring a 9.85 to take first place against Penn State ... made her debut in Alabama's competitive floor exercise lineup at Florida ... made her debut in Alabama's competitive balance beam lineup at Arkansas ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better grade-point average) honors for the spring semester.
2010 | FreshmanScholastic All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... SEC Freshman of the Week (1/12) ... won the uneven bars against Auburn in her first Crimson Tide routine ... tied for first on the uneven bars with a career-best 9.9 against Arkansas ... tied her career-best on the uneven bars in the NCAA Super Six Team finals with a 9.9 ... made her vault debut at Oklahoma, posting a 9.85 ... earned the Tide's Spirit of the Week award against Oklahoma ... earned Dean's List honors (3.5 or better GPA) for both the fall and spring semesters.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Coached by Donna Berutti, Patrick Hulliung and Scott King at World Class Gymnastics ... named Region 5 Athlete of the Year after winning the 2005 Junior Olympic National All-Around title ... third in the all-around at J.O. Nationals after winning the Illinois State All-Around Championship in 2007 ... twice attended training camps at the Olympic Training Center ... won the all-around at both the 2008 Navy Pier and Circle of Stars meets.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full Name: Ashley Arleen Sledge ... daughter of Sandra and Ashley Sledge ... sister, Sandra ... her father Ashley played football at Southern Illinois University, winning a national championship in 1983 ... born August 31, 1991.