July 12, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - Guard Ashley Stevenson joins the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team for the 2012-13 season after garnering all-region honors following a record-setting season at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri.
"Ashley is one of the best rebounding guards I have seen, and we are excited to have her join our program," stated Lewis-Jay. "Not only does she get the rebounds, but she keeps countless possessions alive by making plays. Ashley is a multi-dimensional guard, an athlete who can get to the rim and knock down the perimeter shot. She is exactly the kind of player we are looking for defensively, taking great pride in putting pressure on the opposing team. She will play a big role in our defensive system."
Stevenson earned first-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region honors after recording five games with double points and double rebounds this past season as Moberly had a 17-14 record. She averaged a double-double in games against regional opponents, with 16.4 points and 10 rebounds per game. Overall, she averaged 12.6 points and seven rebounds per game.
The guard also showed an ability to get to the free throw line, making 101 free throws in her second junior college season. She made a school record 18 free throws in a single game.
"Ashley is one of the toughest kids that I have probably ever coached," stated MSCC Women's Basketball Coach Chad Killinger following the season. "She showed a lot of heart and leadership during the season and really carried us with some of her performances in region play. I can't wait to see where she ends up next season because someone is going to get a real steal when they sign her."
Moberly is among the top women's Division I junior college basketball programs, winning a national championship in 1982. The Lady Greyhounds have produced players that have went onto play at LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas State, Iowa State, UNLV, Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.
FAU is coming off a 17-13 season, a second-place finish in the Sun Belt Conference's East Division (12-4 record) and an appearance in the 2012 Women's National Invitational Tournament.