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Taryn Ashby
Taryn  Ashby

Pittston, Pa.

High School:
Pittston Area





Women's Track & Field -- NCAA East Preliminary (May 24, 2018)

Villanova competed on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary on May 24, 2018 in Tampa, Fla.

On Ashby: A terrific all-around athlete who played four scholastic sports at a high level ... Comes from an athletic family and is familiar with the rigors of college sports ... Part of the Wildcats throwing group and has great potential ... Capable of helping the team during meets and should have a bright future within the program as she gets her first taste of collegiate competition.

2017-18 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

Pittston Area High School: Earned a total of 16 varsity letters, including four each in soccer (goalie), basketball (guard), softball (shortstop) and track & field (throws) ... Team captain for all four teams ... Her 16 varsity letters, including four as a freshman, are both school and Wyoming Valley Conference records ... Won a total of nine district medals and one state medal during her career ... School record holder in the javelin (42.32 meters) ... Three-time New Balance Nationals qualifier ... Four-time PIAA district qualifier and three-time state qualifier ... State medalist in the javelin and was also a four-time District 2 Class AAA medalist ... Her team won the PIAA District 2 Class AAA championship in 2014 and was the Wyoming Valley Conference champion in both 2014 and 2017 ... As both a junior and a senior was named a Citizens Voice and a Times Leader Track & Field All-Star ... Also was named to the NPF Sports PIAA District 2 All-District Team in track & field, and was a two-time winner of the National Scholastic Emerging Athlete Award ... Was a 1,000-point scorer in basketball and scored a school-record 40 points in a game ... Her team was a District II/IV AAAA subregional champion her sophomore year, in addition to winning a PIAA district title and advancing to the PIAA state playoffs ... MaxPreps Player of the Year in basketball ... Consensus all-conference and all-district selection ... Winner of the 2017 Thomas M. Tigue Memorial Most Valuable Player Award ... Selected for the Dr. George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic and the Pennsylvania-Maryland All-Star Game ... Four-time honorable mention all-conference selection in soccer ... Team was a conference and district champion, and advanced to the state playoffs her sophomore year ... Three-time second team all-conference selection in softball, and was an all-state honorable mention pick as a sophomore ... Winner of the Pittston Area Softball Coaches' Award that season ... Team was a two-time state silver medalist ... Achieved Honors with Distinction status academically all four years ... Member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal: Born 8/15/98 in San Diego, Calif. ... One of four daughters of Andy and Tracy Ashby ... Has three sisters, Eastin (21), Madison (20) and Ashton (18) ... Comes from an athletic family, and father was a pitcher in the major leagues for 14 years with the Padres, Dodgers, Phillies, Braves and Rockies ... Sisters Eastin and Madison play college basketball at Emerson and Scranton, respectively ... Hobbies include playing basketball, swimming and surfing ... Chose to attend Villanova for its outstanding academic programs, its athletic history and the school's location ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Javelin            46.16 Meters                 2018 Penn Relays


BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week      2018: April 2-8, April 23-29