Weekly Bruin Profile - Ashley Bowles

Ashley Bowles

Sport: Women's Volleyball

Year: Senior
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

High School: Mira Costa HS

Past Profiles

* Brandon Kay
* Tairia Mims
* Malika Leatham

* 2000-01 Profiles
* 1999-2000 Profiles

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Being the first player ever to be named all-tournament four times at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic

Where was the toughest place you have ever played?
USC North Gym

What was your favorite moment of last season?
When we beat SC at home

Who inspired you to play volleyball?
My father - he would take me out every day and rally with me

What is your favorite sport other than volleyball?
Tennis and football

Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
Wearing my bow

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Notting Hill

What is the one TV show you can't miss?
Sex and the City

What is your favorite reality show?
Fear Factor - I think it's entertaining to see the gross and outrageous things people will do for money.

What is your favorite genre of music?
70's - for my 21st birthday, my friends and I dressed up in disco theme. We had a blast.

What is your favorite place on campus?
Pauley Pavilion - it's an amazing place to play

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Political Science 20 - International relations (my current major)

Who do you admire most in life and why?
My brother Brian - he's very inspirational. I've looked up to him my whole life. He has an amazing work ethic and recently made it to the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays.

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
I think I'd like to be invisible (wouldn't that be nice for volleyball purposes!)

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
1. To stop aging, 2. To win an NCAA Championship, 3. To become a successful and famous beach volleyball player.

What is the one thing you would not do no matter how much money you were offered?
Hurt my family in some way emotionally or physically

What is your nickname?

If you had one last meal, what would it be?
A chicken burrito and a jar of Skippy peanut butter

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Teva sandals

What is your worst fear?
Spiders everywhere

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
A day at the Ojai spa

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Playing Cabbage Patches with my best friend Ella

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