Bears in four-way tie for fourth place entering final round
BU is one of five teams to advance to NCAA Championship match play twice since 2015
Ashburn helped Campbell to 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship
Ashburn joined the Baylor staff after spending the 2014-15 season at Campbell, where she helped guide the Camels to the 2015 NCAA Women's Golf Championship. CU earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament, then placed sixth at the NCAA East Regional to earn one of 24 Championship bids.
"Ryan brings a wealth of experience as an assistant for both the men's and women's teams at Campbell," head coach Jay Goble said. "She helped Campbell to its second-straight NCAA Championship, which shows a lot about their recruiting and development of players, because to be a small Christian school in the middle of North Carolina with their resources, you have to develop players. She'll also be a great asset in recruiting with the international ties she's developed."
In addition to coaching four 2015 All-Big South Conference honorees, seven of eight golfers on the Campbell roster earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll recognition.
Ashburn also assisted on the men's side, where she helped the Camels to a runner-up finish at the Big South Tournament, which was the team's best finish since re-joining the conference in 2011-12. Two men's golfers were named All-Big South and two more were named to the league's All-Freshman team.
Prior to joining the Campbell staff, Ashburn was a four-year letterwinner on the Stetson women's golf team. She was named team captain prior to her 2013-14 senior season and twice was selected to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team. Ashburn played 98 competitive rounds for Stetson during her four-year career.
Ashburn is a 2014 Stetson graduate with a degree in sports management and a minor in marketing. She was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in all four years and served as Vice President for two years.
Ashburn joined a Baylor Women's Golf team that was coming off the best year in program history. BU finished as the national runner-up at the 2015 NCAA Championship, earned the program's first-ever Big 12 Championship and had two players earn All-America honors.
With Ashburn assisting, Baylor returned to the NCAA Championship in 2017, finishing seventh in stroke place to earn the second NCAA Championship match play berth in program history.
She helped the 2016-17 Bears to eight top-five finishes, including fourth place at the NCAA Athens Regional to claim an NCAA Championship berth.
Baylor players earned All-America honors in each of Ashburn's first two seasons, with Laura Lonardi recognized in 2016 and Amy Lee honored in 2017. Lee was named 2017 Big 12 Player of the Year, while Dylan Kim won the 2017 Big 12 individual title, and both Lee and Kim picked up All-Big 12 recognition.
Additionally, freshman Fiona Liddell earned 2017 Big 12 All-Tournament Team recognition, and two Lee and Kim both won Big 12 Golfer of the Month awards, the first by Baylor players since 2013.
Five Baylor women's golfers have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team in each of Ashburn's first two seasons, with a total of eight WGCA All-America Scholar honorees.