Thursday, May 20, 2010
Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Ashley Timmerman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning the fall.
“We are excited Ashley Timmerman has decided to join our team,” Freeman said. “She is a tremendous shooter and passer. Ashley comes from a very successful program in Parkland and we look for her to be an important member of our team.”
Timmerman, a transfer from Parkland College, averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game for the Cobras as a sophomore in 2009-2010. A native of Pontiac, Ill., she also was a 42% field goal shooter, she shot 39% from three-point range while making 78 triples. She also was an 83% free throw shooter.
A Third Team NJCAA All-American, Timmerman also was named to the NJCAA national All-Tournament Team, as Parkland went 28-9 last season. In addition, she was a First Team All-Region 24 pick as well as a First Team All-Midwest Athletic Conference selection. Timmerman helped lead Parkland to a sixth place finish in the national junior college tournament.
As a freshman, Timmerman averaged 10.1 points per contest as was named Freshman of the Year in the M-WAC. A Second Team All-Conference pick, she also was a Special Mention All-Region 24 selection.
She also excels in the classroom, being named an Academic All-American this season and was a two-time Academic All-Conference Team member in the M-WAC.
Timmerman went to Pontiac High School where she averaged 12 points per game as a senior, leading her school to the regional championship.
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