One-on-One with Caroline Blackington and Ashley Allison
Alabama Highlights: Junior - 2013-14 Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team ... also named to the CRCA Scholar-Athlete, C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and Commissioner's Honor Roll lists ... competed in the Chattanooga Head Race as part of the Collegiate 8+ placing 1st and the collegiate 4+ placing 2nd... competed in the Head of the Hooch rowing with the Championship 8+ boat that finished 11th and the Open 8+ boat which recorded a 7th place finish... rowed in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational as part of the Varsity 8 boat which finished 2nd.. also finished first as part of the Varsity 8 boat that faced SMU and Eastern Michigan...competed in the Knecht Cup Regatta with the Varsity 8 finishing 12th overall... rowed in the Dale England Cup in the Varsity 8... competed in the C-USA Championships where Alabama finished 11th overall. Sophomore- 2012-13 Earned first-place as part the Collegiate 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race ... part of the Club 8 third-place finish at Head of the Charles ... finished third at the Head of the Hooch as part of the Varsity 8+ ... part of the Tide's first- and third-place First Varsity 8+ finishes at the Cardinal Invitational ... other First Varsity 8+ finishes included second place at the Clemson Dual Regatta, third place against Central Florida and West Virginia, and two second place finishes at the Dale England Cup ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall and spring semesters ... earned CRCA Scholar Athlete Award (3.5 GPA or higher)... earned Conference USA Academic Medal (3.75 or better GPA) ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Freshman - 2011-12 Began her Crimson Tide career as part of the Novice 8+ that took first place at the Chattanooga Head Race ... rowed in the Novice 8+ that took third and the Varsity 8+ boat that finished 10th at the Head of the Hooch ... part of the First Varsity 8+ boat that finished second at the Oak Ridge Regatta ... part of two top-10 finishes with the Second Varsity 8+ boats at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic, including a sixth-place finish in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race ... part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that finished second in Rhode Island ... rowed with Second Varsity 8+ boat that took second during the Tide's home meet against Iowa ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... earned President's List (4.0 GPA) for the spring semester ... earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prep Highlights: Named team captain as a senior ... earned the Most Valuable Rower award ... placed second scholastically in the V4+ Grand Final at the Florida State Championships ... finished in the top 10 in all races at the Southern Erg Sprints ... National Honor Societytreasure ... Beta Club ... Engineering, Science and Technology Magnet Program ... National Merit finalist.
Personal Information: Full name: Ashley Kaye Allison ... daughter of Trish Rivard and Tracy Allison ... stepfather, Ron Rivard ... stepmother, Toni Allison ... brother, Ryan ... sisters, Cassie, Megan and Mia ... aerospace engineering major ... born Nov. 10, 1992.