Ashley Griffith
Ashley Griffith
Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Calif. School for the Deaf
Position: Jumps

Ashley Griffith finished 13th in the high jump at the Big West Championships ... cleared a best of 5-1 (1.55) at her first conference meet ... season-best of 5-3 (1.60) came at three different meets; the Northridge Invitational (Mar. 12), the Cal State LA Twilight Open (Apr. 14) and the Tiny Lister Classic (Apr. 23) ... placed 16th in the high jump at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a top height of 5-2.50 (1.59).

Griffith posted a season-best of 5-5 (1.65) in the high jump during her freshman season ... cleared 5-5 on two occasions; at the Northridge Invitational (Mar. 13) and at the USC Trojan Invitational (Mar. 20) ... had the Matadors' top high jump of the indoor season clearing 5-4.50 (1.64) at the MPSF Indoor Championships to finish tied for 14th.

Competed in track and field, volleyball and basketball at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, Calif. ... took third with a high jump of 5-4 in the Deaf Olympics in Melbourne, Australia in the summer of 2005 ... was also a center for the Eagles basketball team and a middle blocker for the volleyball team ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.25 grade point average.

Born October 20, 1987 in Sacramento, Calif. ... parents are Janice Houston and Douglas Griffith Jr. ... stepfather is Shon Houston ... has three sisters, Shayla, Shameka and Caquela and one brother, Dante ... favorites include the TV show "The Family Guy", sushi and all kinds of movies ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "having fun and staying in shape" ... favorite website is ... major is Kinesiology.