2008-09: Named CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Red & Black Scholar ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... Was the coxswain for Louisville's top 20 ranked varsity eight boat throughout the spring, including the crew's win at the BIG EAST Championship for the program's first ever conference title in the V8+ event ... Directed the Cards' to a win over then-No. 9 Wisconsin on April 12 in Belleville, Mich. ... Led the V8+ crew to a first-place finish at the SIRA Championships, a second-place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Regionals, a second-place finish at the Head of the Hooch and the Dale England Cup, a 16th-place finish at the Head of the Charles and wins over Duke and Buffalo.
2007-08: Named CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... Was the coxswain for the Cards' varsity eight boat for the entire spring ... Directed the Cards' V8+ crew to a second-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships, a fifth-place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Regional and a second-place finish in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Also rowed in the V8+ boat against Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and Indiana.
2006-07: Red & Black Scholar ... Spent first collegiate rowing season as a coxswain for the Cardinals' Varsity 8+ crew and was instrumental in one of the program's best season's ever ... Led the Cards to Varsity 8+ win over No. 5 ranked and 2006 NCAA champion California ... Cards also earned a win in the V8+ Petite Final at the NCAA South/Central Region Sprints and second place in the Grand Final at the BIG EAST Championships ... Under her guidance, the Cards opened the spring with a Varsity 8+ win over nationally ranked Minnesota.
Prior to UofL: Competed for the St. Catharine's Rowing Club under the direction of coaches Tim Tope and Tim Dumont ... As a coxswain, she led her crews to several strong finishes in 2006 including a gold medal finish in the senior men's 4+ event at the CSSRA Championships and a bronze medal finish in the senior men's 4+ event at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta ... In 2005, she led her crew to a second-place finish in the junior "A" men's 4+ event at the Royal Canadian Henley, a gold medal in the junior "A" men's 4+ race at the RowOntario Championships, a silver medal in the senior men's 66kg 4+ event and a bronze medal finish in the senior men's 4+ race at the CSSRA Championships and a silver medal in the senior men's 4+ event at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
Personal: Born Ashley Vivian Edwardson on Sept. 12, 1988 in Halifax, Nova Scotia ... Daughter of Greg and Linda Edwardson ... Has one sibling, Marnie ... Majoring in fine art with a minor in art history ... Post-college ambition is to be a famous artist ... Hobbies and outside interests include art, design, architecture and travel ... She chose the University of Louisville because of the people she's surrounded by every day. They make her a better person ... Believes the best thing about U of L rowing is being part of a team which continues to grow and gain respect annually while maintaining its humility ... Favorite class is Art History ... After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school ... Says her best race came at the 2009 BIG EAST Championships.