University of Iowa Athletics

#6 Ashley Akers

Height 5-6
Class Sr.
Hometown Tiffin, Iowa
High School Clear Creek Amana
Ashley Akers - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item… Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2011-13)… played in 197 career games with 155 starts.

2013 as a Senior… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… started all 54 games in left field — one of four Hawkeyes to start every game — with a perfect fielding percentage (1.000)… tied for the Big Ten lead in fielding percentage (1.000)… posted eight multi-hit games and one multiple-RBI contest — eight multi-hit games equaled the fifth-most on the team… hit .250 (36-for-144)… drove in eight runs… swiped five bases and scored 24 runs… named to the 2012-13 Dean’s List.

2012 as a Junior… Academic All-Big Ten selection… played in 52-of-53 games with 52 starts, all coming in left field… finished with a .219 batting average (33-of-151) with 16 runs scored and eight RBIs… went 5-of-8 in stolen base opportunities… led the team and tied for third in the Big Ten with 12 sacrifice hits… had seven multi-hit and two multi-RBI games… named to the all-tournament team at the Getterman Classic after posting a .500 batting average, collecting six hits in 12 at-bats… went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the season-opener against Wichita State (2/10)… had a pair of hits against Arkansas (2/11)… finished with a pair of RBIs in consecutive games against Central Michigan (2/18) and Iowa State (2/18)… matched a career-high in hits, going 3-for-4 with a run scored at No. 23 Oklahoma State (3/2)… collected two of Iowa’s three hits against No. 13 Arizona… had at least one hit in 10-of-final-16 games… went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the 6-4 win over Nebraska (4/15)… batted .600, going 3-for-5 with a run scored in the doubleheader split against Northern Iowa (4/26)… went 2-for-4 with a run at Ohio State (5/5).

2011 as a Sophomore… Academic All-Big Ten selection… played in 50-of-51 games with 48 starts… started 41 games in centerfield and seven in right field… posted a .250 batting average (36-134) with 16 runs scored and five RBI… went a perfect 8-of-8 in stolen bases and laid down seven sacrifice bunts… tallied a hit in four of the team’s five games at the Moe’s Blue and Green Invite (2/25-27)… had her first career extra base hit — a double — against No. 14 Stanford (3/4)… went 2-for-3 with a run scored and had a pair of steals against No. 10 California (3/5)… had three three-hit games on the year… went 3-for-4 with two runs scored at Western Illinois (3/30), 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI vs. Michigan State (4/10) and 3-for-4 vs. Wisconsin (4/27)… had a five-game hitting streak from March 26 through April 3.

2010 as a Freshman… Appeared in 41 games with one start in the outfield… scored 20 runs, including 19 as a pinch runner… stole 11 bases… recorded first career start and hit vs. Virginia Tech (March 13).

High School… First team elite all-state, all-district and all-conference as a senior…named to the Class 3A state tournament all-tournament team as a senior… also named first team academic all-state as a senior… selected as Iowa City Press-Citizen’s Softball Player of the Year as a senior… first team all-conference, all-district and second team all-state as a junior… second team all-conference as a sophomore… finished career with 159 runs scored and 92 stolen bases… helped high school team to four-straight conference championships… also helped high school team to state titles in 2006 and 2009, including a perfect 45-0 record in 2009… earned 13 high school letters in basketball, track volleyball, cross country and softball… four-time academic all-conference and finished high school with a 3.9 grade-point average… high school coach was Jim White.

Personal… Born April 6, 1991… daughter of Kyle and Mary Akers… majoring in human physiology.

Runs Scored: 2, 7X, last at Northwestern, 4/12/13
Hits: 3, 5X, last at Northwestern, 4/12/13
Doubles: 1, 3X, last vs. Illinois State, 2/17/12
RBI: 2, 3X, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2/9/13
Stolen Bases: 2, 3X, last vs. Ball State, 3/18/13