Pioneer Focus: Ashley Phipps

 

PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer focus goes to freshman women’s golfer Ashley Phipps for her efforts in the past two Pioneer tournaments.

With rounds of 81 and 83 at the par-72 5,844 yard Findlay Country Club, Phipps recently paced the Pioneers by finishing in 24th out of 86 golfers in the two day Bing-Beall Classic Oct. 7 and 8.

She followed that performance up last week by leading the Pioneers to a second place finish by shooting a 90 and finishing in second place overall at the Phipps Memorial Tournament in Alliance on Oct. 12.

Get to know the social work major from Hartville, OH.

Freshman Ashley Phipps holds her finish after a drive during the Youngstown State Invitational. She paced the Pioneers that day as well as she shot an 84. (Photo courtesy of Youngstown State University Athletics Department)

Q: Favorite food?

A: Chicken

Q: What is on your playlist?

A: Pretty much everything from Hawaiian Raggea, Country, and Classical….everything but rap!

Q: Favorite athlete?

A: Payne Stewart

Q: Something most people don’t know about you?

A: I have coached JV high school girls basketball for five years.

Q: What is your favorite aspect about golf?

A: I like that in golf you are competing against yourself. You always know if you are improving or not based on scores, and I love competing against my previous scores.

Q: If you could have one song be the theme song to your life, which would it be?

A: “Life is a Highway”- Rascall Flats

Q: Who is your role model(s)?

A: My Parents- They have been an example of a Godly man and woman who put Christ first. I admire how they raised me and my brothers in a home centered in Christ.

And my brothers – their work ethic in sports has showed me what it takes to be successful not only in sports but in life.

Q: Favorite fast food outlet?

A: Wendy’s

Q: Best and worst part about college athletics?

A: Best – playing against some of the best of the best. Worst- Trying to balance work school and practices/tournaments makes it much more stressful than in high school.

Q: What did you do this summer?

A: Worked, golfed and helped run a national youth basketball tournament in Chicago.

Q: Tiger or Rory?

A: Rory

Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.

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