Ashlie Reasor, Reagan class of 2014, had an outstanding volleyball career as a Rattler and only continued to shine as an Texas A&M Aggie student athlete. She was a three-year letterman who played right side and outside hitter, capping her Rattler career with multiple All-America honors including MVP of Team West at the AVCA/Under Armour All-America game, PrepVolleyball.com All-American, and 2nd team honors from USA Today/American Family Insurance, Volleyball Magazine, and MaxPreps.com. She was also named the 2013 TGCA and S.A. Express News Volleyball Athlete of the Year, along with several other underclass honors through her prep career.
We asked her to spend a few minutes letting us know how her careers at Reagan and A&M affected her as a student athlete, leading to her current position as an assistant volleyball coach for the University of Michigan.
What was your college major and career path since graduation? I received my degree in Sports Management, I’m currently an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Michigan
What do you consider the highlight of your college career? The highlights of my college career are just the fact that I was able to be a part of the first Volleyball team at Texas A&M to win an SEC championship. It will forever be a moment in my life that I will never forget. Both of these videos are full team highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWxUtFr7MTM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcrtBEv9Dho&t=135s
What is the biggest difference between high school and college sports? The difference between high school and college is the time management aspect and the level of competition. Time management is tough because you are juggling so many things as a student athlete but luckily at Texas A&M, I had so many AMAZING people to help me. The level of competition is a huge difference. When you are a freshman in college, you are not only playing against people your age but also 22-23 year old women. Also, playing in a conference like the SEC, every game is a grind but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
What has the experience been like during Covid-19 from the coaching perspective (e.g. training, expectations for the season, etc)? Obviously dealing with Covid hasn’t been ideal but at the University of Michigan, we are just thankful to be able to still be able to practice and be in the gym. I am so lucky to be able to be a part of this amazing volleyball program coached by the Rosens; Mark and Leisa.
Which Reagan school tradition meant the most to you? The Reagan tradition that meant the most to me singing the fight song whether that was at volleyball games or football games. Our senior class of athletes were such a close knit family and I am forever thankful for the friendships I made at Reagan.
Who was your favorite coach at Reagan and why? My favorite coach at Reagan was definitely Mike Carter. He had such a great impact on my volleyball career and still to this day, I am happy to call him one of my mentors. I am forever thankful for him.
What message would you give to current Rattlers about competing at the next level? Enjoy every part of it. Four years goes by way too fast but be SO THANKFUL for your coaches and support staff. Be intentional with people whether that is your teammates, coaches, etc. And lastly, be where your feet are.
For more information on Ashlie’s many accomplishments at A&M, click here: https://12thman.com/sports/womens-volleyball/roster/ashlie-reasor/4837
Many thanks to Ashlie for sharing her thoughts and advice for all Reagan student athletes. We wish her the best of luck in the upcoming season – Go Blue!