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Ashley Houghting
Ashley Houghting

Welland, Ont.

High School:
Northview Heights Secondary

Last College:

Student Coach

At Washington
Houghting will join the Washington gymnastics coaching staff in 2009-10 as a student coach.

2009 (Senior): Named co-captain ... Won vault four times and floor six times in her senior campaign, the most titles of any 2009 squad member ... Finished the season ranked No. 8 in the nation on vault ... Competed in 11 of the 12 meets this season, including the last three on two badly sprained ankles ... Tied her career-high of 9.950 on vault against California and Illinois State on Feb. 1 ... Tied her career-high of 9.950 on vault two weeks later at UCLA with Boise State and Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 15 ... Took fourth in the Pac-10 on vault with a 9.900, despite two sprained ankles ... Competed in the all-around against Alaska-Anchorage, tallying a 38.275 ... Set a season-high on beam with a 9.875 against Arizona State ... Scored a season-high 9.925 on floor against California and Illinois State on Feb. 1 ... Anchored Washington on vault with a 9.825 at the NCAA West Regional ... Named Vault All-Conference first team for her strong performances in the event.

2008 (Junior): Competed in 12 meets, sitting out the home meet against Seattle Pacific due to a minor injury ... Honored as one of the Huskies' top event specialists for her efforts on vault and floor throughout the season ... Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors on floor ... Ended the season ranked No. 25 in the nation on floor and No. 26 in the nation on vault ... Won 12 event titles and two all-around crowns during the regular season (in only five appearances as an all-arounder) ... Captured five victories on vault and four on floor ... Scored a season-high 9.925 on vault twice and a 9.9 on the event twice, including at the NCAA West Regional to tie for second place ... Finished second on floor at the Pac-10 Championships with a 9.925 ... Scored a season-high 9.95 on floor at No. 18 Arizona to help the Huskies score a 49.200, the highest team total for UW in three years ... Had a strong meet at fifth-ranked LSU, scoring a season-high 39.225 in the all-around to win the meet and help her team to a 195.175, their highest total score of the year.

2007 (Sophomore): Named the Huskies' 2007 recipient of the Creating Winners in Competition award, presented to the most valuable performer, and the Most Improved award ... Won 17 individual titles in her second season (eight on vault, one on beam, five on floor and three in the all-around) ... Won at least one event in nine of 13 meets ... Tallied a career-high 39.425 in the all-around at Arizona State ... Won two events at Seattle Pacific with career-high marks on vault (9.95) and floor (9.975) ... The 9.975 on floor also ties for 10th-best all-time in Washington history ... Set or tied career-high marks in three events at the Pac-10 Championships with a 9.95 on vault, a 9.825 on bars and a 9.825 on beam.

2006 (Freshman): Won eight individual titles during the season (all on vault) ... The eight wins rank fourth all-time among freshman for total individual titles ... Tied for first on vault at the Hawaiin Classic with a 9.85 to become the first Husky since Kelly McDonald (2003) to win an event in her collegiate debut ... Recorded five-straight meets with a 9.9 or higher on vault from Jan. 20-Feb. 12 ... Notched three-consecutive scores of 9.7 or higher on floor in last three competitions ... Posted the Husky's highest score on vault at the Pac-10 Championships with a 9.85 ... Competed on vault as an individual at the NCAA Regionals, finishing third with a 9.85.

Personal: Daughter of Tracy and Rhoda Houghting ... Has one sister, Melanie ... Attended Northview Heights Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario, where she lettered in soccer and basketball ... Trained at Sports Seneca ... Competed in Japan in September of 2002, placing second on vault, third on beam and fifth all-around.

Vault9.950, four times, last at UCLA with Boise State and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 15, 2009)
Bars 9.825 at Pac-10 Championships (March 31, 2007)
Beam9.875 vs. Oregon State, Eastern Michigan and Illinois (Feb. 21, 2009)
Floor Exercise 9.975 at SPU (March 23, 2007)
All Around 39.425 at Arizona St. (March 2, 2007)

Getting to Know Ashley

Best UW class you've taken: LSJ 320, International Human Rights
Favorite color: Green
"If I were an animal, I would be..." A tiger
Biggest celebrity crush: Patrick Dempsey
Favorite word: Rough
Biggest dream: To make my parents proud
Career aspiration: Lawyer
Current cell phone ring-tone: "Days and Sundowns" by Annasay
Favorite beauty product: Maybelline mascara
Funniest teammate: Karen
Best part of being a Husky: Being a member of the gymnastics team
Favorite beverage: Vitamin Water
"If I could be awesome at any other sport, it would be..." Snowboarding
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite holiday: Christmas
I couldn't live without: Matthew, my boyfriend
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Play with my kitties, Zero and Indie
Favorite dessert: Cheesecake
Music that gets you pumped up to compete: Whatever I'm into at the time

Last Updated: August 30, 2009

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