By Benjamin Wideman / Director of Media Relations and Sports Information
Oshkosh West High School graduate Ashley Rumlow is heading to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s 2016 Basketball National Championships.
Rumlow, a 5-foot-3 freshman guard, has been a solid contributor for the Silver Lake College women’s basketball team this season. The squad earned a bid on Feb. 24 to the national championship tournament, which runs March 1-5 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh.
Rumlow ranks third on the team in made three-point baskets (18), and is averaging 3.1 points per game. She averages 11.7 minutes per contest, and her 2.3:1 assist-to-turnover ratio is the best on the team.
“Ashley has really improved throughout the season, and she has a good three-point shot that continues to get better and better,” Silver Lake College coach Mike Flentje said. “She’s a great addition to our team, and she complements (fellow guards) Kaela Cheesman and Danielle Byrum.”
Rumlow scored a season-high 12 points, on four three-pointers, in a 99-43 victory over UW-Marinette on Jan. 13. She also had 10 points, including two three-pointers, in an 85-39 victory over UW-Manitowoc on Nov. 30. She has been a reliable ball handler throughout the season.
The Lakers (21-5) are seeded No. 4 in the eight-team Division 1 field and will play their first-round game at noon on March 2 against No. 5 seed University of Maine-Fort Kent (19-5).