Ashley Anderson
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Folsom
High School: Vista Del Lago HS
Previous College: American River College
Major: Ecology and Evolution

2016 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Second Team

UC Santa Cruz Success:

  • 2016-17: Cross Country - Made UCSC Cross Country debut at the 2016 NDNU Argo invitationa running 22:06 for 27th place...Competed at the UC Riverside Invitational running 19:29 as the teams 4th scorer...Ran a personal best at the 42nd Charles Bowles Invitational running 19:21 for the 21st best time in school history...Competed at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational where she ran 23:10 over the 6K course, the 13th best performance in school history...Finished third overall at the 2016 Banana Slug Invitational running 24:34...Concluded season at the NCAA West Regional Championships running 24:09 for 40th place...Named to the 2016 Association of Division III Independents Cross Country All Conference Second Team.

High School/Club Success:

  • Competed in Cross Country and Track & Field for the Vista Del Lago High School Eagles.


  • Porter College
  • Born July 25th, 1997
  • She is the daughter of Randy and Kelly.  Father Randy ran Cross Country for UC Davis.  Has 3 siblings, one sister Sarah, and two brothers Eric and Ryan.
  • Favorite thing about UCSC: The Redwood forest and the proximity to the ocean and state parks.
  • Graduation Goals: Wildlife Coservation Biologist.
  • Hobbies: Baking, playing ukulele and piano, singing, dancing, hiking, playing with dogs, and art.
  • Favorite Color: Blue

NCAA Cross Country West Regional

  • 2016 - 40th, 24:09.0