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an image Ashley Ellis was born and raised in Plano, Texas where she graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2001. After high school, Ashley ventured to Southern Illinois University where she earned a 4-year scholarship on the Women’s Swimming Team and received the MVC All-Conference award all 4 years. Graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and in 2007 with an MBA, Ashley headed back down to Texas.

Ashley picked up an interest in triathlons in summer of ’04 after being inspired by her father’s triathlon achievements. She qualified for the Age Group World Championships in ’05 and was immediately addicted to the sport. Over the years she has earned many accomplishments such as USAT Honorable Mention, South Midwest Region “Top Gun” and top 3 overall women in multiple races.

Now Ashley resides in Dallas, Texas as a Multimedia Sales & Marketing Executive for connect2texas. She is excited to be a founding member of the Team Cambridge Triathlon team and to see where the 2012 race season leads. Her goals for 2012 include a 70.3 race, placing top 3 overall women in the regional races and having fun!