LAS CRUCES, NM – The NM State women’s basketball program is bringing in yet another signee with an impressive array of accomplishments. Ashlee Strawbridge has officially committed to be a part of the next chapter of Aggie athletics, Head Coach Jody Adams-Birch announced early Saturday morning.
Ashlee Strawbridge | F | Sun | 6-1 | Ashburton, New Zealand/College of Southern Idaho
Helped lead New Zealand to a silver medal at the 2019 FIBA U18 3×3 World Cup, conquering teams including Poland, Russia, Japan, Hungary and China.
· Suited up for College of Southern Idaho the previous two years, averaging 8.8 points per game on 42.4 percent from the field last season. She also pulled down 5.2 rebounds and notched 21.1 minutes per game.
Helped lead the Golden Eagles to an overall record of 30-3 with a record of 17-1 in conference play during their final season at Twin Falls, Idaho.
Led CSI in scoring in six affairs during the 2021-22 campaign, including scoring a season-high 24 points in a win over Salt Lake CC on Jan 25.
Finished her debut season with CSI in 2020-21 averaging 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.
· In total, Strawbridge made 54 appearances for the Golden Eagles, starting 32 of those contests.
In addition to playing in the FIBA World Cup, she also represented New Zealand at the FIBA U17 Oceana Championships, averaging 9.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
· Prior to coming to the United States, the forward was also named MVP of Canterbury Secondary Schools Whelan Trophy competition where she scored 28 points and pulled down 12 boards in the finals.
· Strawbridge will come to the Land of Enchantment as a business major with three years of eligibility.
What they’re saying about Strawbridge
NM State head coach Jody Adams-Birch | “Ashlee embodies our Aggie culture on and off the court. She is truly uncommon in how she embraces life and others. She has the ability to score at all three levels and she is a competitor. Her experience at the national level is something you can ‘t teach and having her bring that to our program is a bonus for all of us. We are super excited about her being a part of the Aggie family.”