June 23, 2013.  Head Coach Larry Bryan recently signed Ashton Johnson to a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Welch College.  The 5’8” guard/forward was a standout for Coach Mike Fike at Bying High School in Ada, Oklahoma.  She averaged 13.3 points per game while shooting 53.4% from the field and averaged 3.76 rebounds per game during her senior year.  Johnson will be majoring in Biology.

“Ashton has played against some pretty strong competition and is a very talented player,” said Coach Bryan.  “But, what I really like about her is that she is a gym rat who loves to play the game of basketball.  She is a great addition to our program and the type of player we need to move to the next level.  She had several opportunities to play at other schools so we feel extremely blessed to get her.”

Pictured with Ashton are her parents, Drew and Tammy Johnson.  The back row includes Welch College alum Jennifer Altom, her husband, Derek; and Lady Pirate coach Mike Fike.

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