The ULM women’s basketball program brought back one of its own 1,000-point scorers to Fant-Ewing Coliseum when Ashleigh Simmons accepted the position of Director of Basketball Operations.
“I just want to thank Coach Dow and the athletic department for giving me the opportunity to come back and be a part of this amazing staff,” Simmons said. “I’m also very excited that I get to start my professional career at ULM, a place that’s already given me so much. I hope to help current and future Warhawks have the same amazing experience that I did here.”
Simmons, a Sun Belt All-Conference First-Team selection in 2013-14 as a senior, spent the next year and a half as a graduate assistant in the ULM Athletic Academic Services office in the Student Success Center. She mentored student-athletes during study hall and oversaw the finances and paperwork for over 15 student-athletes.
“We’re thrilled to have Ashleigh join our program in the role of Director of Basketball Operations. Ashleigh is one of the more accomplished players in recent history for our women’s basketball program,” Dow said. “She was an exemplary student-athlete during her four years as an undergraduate at ULM and I think she can be an excellent role model for our team members.”
A 2014 graduate of ULM, Simmons earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in mathematics. She was honored on the Sun Belt Commissioner’s List in 2012-13 and 2013-14 for tallying a grade point average above 3.5.
On the court, Simmons was a two-year Team Captain as a junior and senior and became the 17th 1,000-point scorer in school history on Feb. 26, 2014 in a 76-70 win over South Alabama at home. She finished her career with 1,040 points.