Ashley Atherton
Ashley Atherton
Height: 5-6
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Bridgewater, N.J.
High School: Bridgewater-Raritan
Major: Undeclared
Event(s): Breaststroke

As a freshman: Competed in mainly the 100 and 200 breast events in her first year with the Black and Gold ... Set season-best times in both the 100 and 200 breast events at the NEC Championships ... Cut over two seconds off her 100 breast, finishing 17th with a time of 1:10.16 ... Was even more impressive in the 200 breast, cutting over five seconds off her previous best with a time of 2:33.00, finishing 17th ... Won her first collegiate event against St. Franics (NY), claiming the 100 breast ... Swam the 100 breast at UNH and touched the wall in 1:12.03 ... Recorded a fourth-place finish against Wagner ... Also finished fifth in the 200 breast against the Seahawks.

Before Bryant: A 2011 graduate from Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School ... Was a four-year varsity letterwinner on the girl's swimming team.

Personal: Daughter of Brian and Dale, Ashley Lyn Atherton was born Jan. 15, 1993.