Purdue Alum Ashley Evans Signs First Pro Contract in Spain

  1 Braden Keith | May 25th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News, Players Going Pro, Pro Indoor, Women's Transfers

Former Purdue setter Ashley Evans has signed her first professional contract to play overseas in Spain for Voleibol Logroño. Evans, who redshirted her freshman year, was a four-year starter for Purdue. As a freshman, she played primarily as an opposite and defensive specialist, averaging 1.19 kills/set while starting all 32 matches, but as a sophomore shifted to her natural position of setter.

In that sophomore year, she posted 16 double-doubles, ranked 2nd on the team in digs (2.39/set), and ranked 29th in the nation with 11.06 assists-per-set.

As a senior, she set Purdue to a .301 hitting percentage, which ranked the Boilermakers 9th nationally and 2nd in the Big Ten behind only Penn State.

Purdue’s hitting percentage during Evans’ career:

Year Class Position Team Hitting % National Rank
2014 RS FR OH 0.257 31st
2015 RS SO S 0.262 27th
2016 RS JR S 0.254 36th
2017 RS SR S 0.301 9th

Off the court, Evans is a winner of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor, that recognizes one male and one female student-athlete from each of the conferences member universities who has achieved the highest level of success in academics and athletics. She also spent last summer as an undergraduate research assistant in Purdue’s Human Injury Research and Regenerative Technologies lab. She has a 3.88 GPA majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Logroño were the 2017-2018 Spanish Super League Champions, winning all 22 of their games, including 17 sweeps. They then won a best-of-5 series over Facades Dimurol Libby in 3 matches (3-1, 3-0, 3-1).

Evans is the 2nd Purdue graduate to sign her first pro contract this week. Azariah Stahl signed earlier this week to play in Switzerland. That makes 4 Boilermakers currently playing professionally, along with U.S. National Teamer Annie Drews, and Wroclaw (Poland) setter Val Nichol.

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Good for her! Ashley’s versatility should be a great asset in extending her career. I’ll miss seeing her play for Purdue, but my stupid cable system pulled the BTN anyway, so…

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