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Ashley Schnell
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Ashley Schnell Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 07/31/2011

2011-12 XC:  Recorded three individual titles, winning the Elon Invitational (Sept 17), the Panorama Farms Invite (Oct 14), and the Southern Conference Championships, where she ran a 5,000 meter personal record time of 16:33, to lead the squad to their first ever SoCon title (Oct 29) … Schnell became UNCG’s first National Qualifier after finishing fifth overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional in a personal best time of 20:23 for 6,000 meters (Nov 12) … finished 66th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. (Nov 21) … earned Southern Conference Academic All-Conference honors. Indoor: Began the season by taking top individual honors in the 800m at the Dick Taylor Invite, running a time of 2:11.52, lowering her own school record and personal best time (Jan 14) … set a new school record and personal best in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational, running a time of 9:26.42 to finish fourth overall (Feb 4) … lowered her own school record and personal best in the mile at the Spire Invitational with a time of 4:41.08, finishing third overall (Feb 11) … won individual title in the mile at the SoCon Indoor Championships with a time of 4:46.42 (Feb 24) … SoCon Academic All-Conference … recipient of the NCAA winter-sports postgraduate scholarship. Outdoor: Took top honors in the 1,500m at the Winston-Salem State Collegiate Invitational, running a time of 4:23.57 (Mar 31) … shattered her own school record in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invite, crossing the line in 16:01.54 to finish fourth overall (Apr 7) … won the individual title in the 1,500m at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships in a time of 4:27.92 (Apr 22) … hit the Olympic B standard in the 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., with a 10th place overall finish in a time of 33:59.84 (Apr 29) … earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors … named CoSIDA Capitol One Second Team Academic All-America while earned First Team Academic All-District ... SoCon Academic Honor Roll … recipient of the Commissioner’s Medal.

2010-11: Named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), becoming the first Spartan to earn that award since 2006 … also named Capital One Academic All-District III First Team by CoSIDA. XC: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the cross country season … also earned All-Academic Cross Country status by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association … named the Southern Conference Runner of the Year after taking home top individual honors at the SoCon Championships by running a 17:39.98 in the 5k … became the first Spartan in school history to earn all-region honors at the NCAA Southeast Regional after finishing in 14th place in a time of 20:48.65 … her time of 20:48.65 in the 6k set a new school record in that distance by 43 seconds … set the school record in the 5k at the Greater Louisville Classic after running a 17:37.07 … took home top individual honors at the Elon Invitational with a time of 18:05 … ran a 17:48.3 in the 5k at the Royal Cross Country Challenge to finish in fifth place. Indoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the indoor track season … won the Southern Conference title in the 3,000 meters by running a 9:52.39 … was a member of the distance medley relay team that won the SoCon title with a time of 11:55.95 … set a new school record in the mile at the Liberty Open after her time of 5:00.58 broke the previous mark that stood for five years by 13 seconds … broke the school record in the 3,000 meters by 10 seconds at the Meyo Invitational after finishing in seventh with a time of 9:39.73 … also broke the school record in the 800 meters by nearly three seconds after running a 2:19.07 at the Tiger Paw Invitational. Outdoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the outdoor track season … became the first female in school history to qualify for the NCAA East Regional … qualified in the 5,000 meters after setting a new school record in the event by one minute and 35 seconds with a time of 16:35.62 at the Raleigh Relays … finished in 18th place in her heat at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 17:01.75 … won the Southern Conference title in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:27.06, which broke her own school record by three seconds … won the 800 meter race at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational as she broke the three-year old school record in the even by over five seconds with a time of 2:12.69 … set the then-school record in the 1,500 meters at the Wake Forest Open by finishing in second place with a time of 4:30.10 … also ran a 4:30.38 in the event at the Duke Invitational to come in ninth place.

2009-10: Redshirted the season.

Prior to UNCG: Spent two years running at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she holds numerous school records ... ran a 21:37.96 in the 6k at the 2008 Division III Women's Cross Country Championships to earn All-American honors ... was named All-American in the 800-meters and mile in indoor track at the 2009 Indoor Track and Field National Championships after finishing in third place in both events ... also earned All-American honors after finishing in third place at the 2009 Outdoor Track and Field National Championships ... also qualified for the national championships in cross country as a freshman ... earned conference champion honors seven times in her two years at Coe ... was named MVP of the indoor track and field conference meet in 2009 ... was named all-conference in cross country as a sophomore after running a 21:37.22.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in cross country and track and field at Lincoln North Star High School in Lincoln, Neb. for coach Matt Musiel ... was named all-state in cross country and was a three-time state medalist ... also named all-state in track and field and was a nine-time state medalist ... won the state championship in the 800-meters as a senior ... holds the school record for best time in cross country as well as numerous school records in track & field including the 800 meters, mile, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay and the distance medley relay ... was on the 4x800 relay team that finished runner up at the state championships ... helped lead her team to a sixth-place finish at the state cross country championships ... was a four-year member of the honor roll and was the vice president of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Ashley C. Schnell ... born November 24, 1988 In Lincoln, Neb. ... daughter of David and Charlyce Schnell ... has three siblings, Gretja, Matthew and Derek, who runs cross country and track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney ... majoring in music performance at UNCG.

Top Performances:

XC:
5k: 16:33.07
6k: 20:23.65

Indoor:
800m: 2:11.52
Mile: 4:41.08
3,000m: 9:26.42

Outdoor:
800m: 2:12.69
1,500m: 4:23.57
5,000m: 16:01.54                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10,000m: 33:59.84

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