Softball: Ashley Kopp a role model for student-athlete success

Ashley Kopp during a game while she was at Hinsdale South | Sun-Times Media file photo
Ashley Kopp during a game while she was at Hinsdale South | Sun-Times Media file photo

Ashley Kopp may have ended her intercollegiate athletic career, but she remains an inspiration for her younger sister Sydney, a junior basketball player at Hinsdale South.

Ashley Kopp played softball for four years at Northern Illinois, ending her career in the spring after batting .209 in 56 games for the Huskies as a utility player. She hit .223 for her career with 11 home runs and 48 RBI.

She emerged as a bigger role model in the classroom when she was named Mid-American Conference all-academic honorable mention. She graduated in May with a 3.60 grade-point average in biology and chemistry. She is considering enrolling into graduate school.

[Read the full story at High School Cube News]

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