Ashley Akers Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Ashley Akers
Ashley Akers


Tiffin, Iowa

High School:
Clear Creek Amana





Softball: A Look Back at 2013

Hawkeyes post most wins since 2009, including six over ranked opponents


57 Hawkeyes Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA


Late Lead Falls Short at No. 9 Michigan

Hawkeyes out-hit Wolverines, 10-5; Michigan grabs first lead in bottom of the 6th


Iowa Hits the Road for 3 at No. 9 Michigan

Opener on Friday at 5 p.m. (CT) on BTDN; finale on Sunday at 2 p.m. can be seen live on BTN


Wildcats Top Iowa to Avoid Sweep

Hawkeyes won the opener (12-7) and middle game (15-14) to win the series


Iowa State at Iowa

Iowa State at Iowa Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Iowa hosts UNI at Pearl Field

Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Pearl Field Iowa City, IA 04-26-12


Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings)

Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings) Sunday, April 1, 2012


Wisconsin 5, Iowa 4

March 25, 2012 Pearl Field Iowa City, Iowa


Iowa 5, #23 Oklahoma State 3

The Preview ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Oklahoma City

Get to know Ashley: 2013 Softball Countdown

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
Triples: --
Home Runs: --
RBI: 2, 3X, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2/9/13
Stolen Bases: 2, 3X, last vs. Ball State, 3/18/13


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