BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Volleyball head coach Travis Hudson has announced the
addition of setter/defensive specialist Ashley Hood to the Lady Toppers’ incoming
class. Hood, a product of Morris, Ill., joins the trio of Payton Frederick, Katie
Isenbarger and Lauren Matthews who inked National Letters of Intent in the fall.
“We are thrilled to add Ashley to our 2018 roster. She is a tremendous competitor
and flat out winner,” Hudson said. “I love the fact that she is a multi-sport athlete, which has
allowed her to grow and develop athletically in many ways. Ashley’s ability to set
as well as play defense at a high level makes her a very valuable piece of our
program moving forward.”
Hood will join the Red and White this fall upon graduating from Morris Community
High School. The four-year volleyball letterwinner also earned a letter in both
basketball and softball. Hood set the MCHS record with 1,707 career assists and 162
aces across her prep career.
Spanning her junior and senior high school campaigns, Hood collected a pair of
All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference recognitions, including a first team nod.
Additionally, she earned a spot on the Joliet Herald News All-Area team following
each of her final two prep seasons. Hood helped the Maroon and Gold to a 2016
regional championship as the team advanced all the way the sectional championship.
“Right when I walked on campus I fell in love; the coaching staff and players were
incredibly welcoming and I knew this was the perfect fit for me,” Hood said.
She is the daughter of Chuck and Marcy Hood and has three siblings, Timothy,
Carley and Hayley. Her mother, Marcy, was a setter for Aurora University.
In the classroom, Hood maintained high honor roll status throughout her high school
career. She plans to major in nursing and looks to continue her education following
her time on The Hill to become a nurse anesthetist.