Ashley Oelrich becomes Newberry High School's first Ivy League student-athlete
For the first time in Newberry High School's history, one of its student-athletes will continue their playing career at an Ivy League school. Panthers volleyball player Ashley Oelrich signed her letter of intent this morning, committing to Brown University for the next four years.
After growing up in a small town like Newberry, Oelrich was looking for a similar environment in college.
"I hope that I can be an example for other students coming through Newberry," said Oelrich about her success in signing with an Ivy League school. "All it takes is hard work. A lot of kids might look at Newberry and see that it's a small town, but I'm here to tell you that you can do whatever you want if you work hard."
Newberry volleyball coach Sherrod Moseley explained why she's a perfect fit for a program like Brown, stating, "Her attitude, her discipline, her respect for everyone, she's a well rounded athlete. You couldn't ask for anything more."