2013: Sophomore at Creighton • Spent most of the season in the back row to serve and play defense, but also started four straight matches at setter from Nov. 8-16. • Started 16 of CU’s last 18 matches. • Had nine digs in CU’s first 13 matches before digging 15 balls in a 3-1 win at Xavier that helped team to first BIG EAST victory (10/5). • Had 11 digs and her first kill of the season while making her second start on Oct. 11 vs. DePaul in a four-set win. • Had six digs, one ace and a kill in second start, a 3-0 win vs. Marquette (10/13). • Recorded 10 digs in 3-0 sweep of Seton Hall (11/3). • Had career-high with 29 assists and added three kills in first career start at setter, a 3-0 win at Villanova (11/8). • Produced a double-double in her second career start at setter, finishing with 10 digs and career-highs of 39 assists and three blocks, while once again adding three kills at Georgetown (11/9). • Had 16 assists, seven digs and career-high four kills at Seton Hall (11/16). • Collected 10 digs vs. Xavier (11/29) in BIG EAST Tourney win. • Had a season-best 16 digs in NCAA Tournament victory over Arkansas (12/6). • Also added nine digs and an ace in NCAA Tourney match at No. 23 Kansas (12/7).
2012: Freshman at Creighton • True freshman who started nine matches as a defensive specialist, including season-opener vs. UCF. • Owned 10 or more digs in eight matches, with a high of 17 vs. Wisconsin (8/25). • Had at least one ace in 11 matches, including three at Evansville (9/29). • Served 3-0 run with Creighton down 24-23 in third set of eventual 3-1 win vs. Illinois State (11/10) that clinched outright conference title. • Ranked sixth on the team in digs. • Owned team lead in aces in five different matches.
Marian High School • Finished career with 1,721 assists, 531 digs, 332 kills, 131 blocks and 98 aces in 313 career sets played. • Team MVP and Honorable Mention All-State as a senior. • Earned NSAA Academic All-State accolades and also awarded the President’s Award of Educational Excellence. • Ranked 11th in the state with 6.2 assists per set as a senior while splitting time at setter with Ohio State-bound Maggie Heim. • As a junior, her team reached the state semifinals and went 34-9, while also ranking second in the state and top 50 nationally. • As a sophomore, team went 29-1 and was ranked first in Nebraska and No. 12 nationally by Prep.com. •Team finished in top four at state tournament all four seasons, including a title in 2009 and a state runner-up finish as a junior. • High school teammate of Kate Elman. • Played for coach Rochelle Rohlfs. • Played in the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Creighton Awards & Honors 2012-13 MVC Academic Honor Roll
More About Ashley Full Name: Ashley E. Jansen Birthday: Nov. 4, 1993 Birthplace: Omaha, Neb. Parents: Jim and Patty Jansen Sisters: Kate Knowles (28), Emily (26), Kristen (19) Nickname: Ashers Major: Nursing Favorite TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Grey’s Anatomy Why Creighton: Academics and athletics Favorite Part of Ryan Athletic Center: The atmosphere on game day Best Volleyball Memory: 2012 MVC champs 2014 Summer Job: Working camps, babysitting Thoughts on the BIG EAST: Love the competition and traveling to new places Funniest Teammate: Kenzie Crawford Favorite Vacation Spot: Beach Favorite Road Trips: New York City and Washington, D.C.