Oct. 23, 2014

Ashley Goodwin
Freshman | INF
5-6 | Riverside, Calif./Norco

Ashley Goodwin, an infielder from Riverside, Calif., was a member of the 2014 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship-winning Corona Angels (along with fellow freshman Taylor White). Goodwin was a first team All-California by Cal-Hi Sports as a senior after driving in 39 runs and scoring 28 runs for Norco High School.

What does becoming a Buckeye mean to you?
Becoming a buckeye means everything to me. All the blood, sweat and sacrifices to get here have paid off. Now it is time to become part of a welcoming family. Being a Buckeye is taking pride in tradition and excellence.

Describe some of the factors that went into you choosing to come to Ohio State
Some of the factors that came into play was the type of atmosphere Ohio State possessed. As soon as I stepped foot onto campus, I felt very welcomed. I just instantly felt like this was going to be my home.

What Ohio state traditions are you most looking forward to taking part in?
I’m am definitely looking forward to being a part of the whole football traditions here. You definitely know when it’s game day; this university attracts people from everywhere around the world that want to participate in the traditions.

What is the first things fans will notice about you when they see you play at Buckeye Field?
The first thing the fans will notice is the way I carry myself. Whether the day is going good or bad, whether we’re winning or losing, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. I will be giving 100% to help my team in whatever role I need to play in.

Talk about the impact of Ohio State’s coaching staff, and head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly in particular, during the recruiting process
During the recruiting process, all of the coaches were very welcoming. They cared about the little things going on in your life that most coaches wouldn’t worry about. A call just to see how your day was going was always the best!

What are some goals you want to achieve both athletically and academically?
Some goals that I want to achieve at Ohio State would be making Academic All-Big Ten and athletically the All-Big Ten team. Hopefully it doesn’t stop there.