2 Ashanti Abshaw
2 Ashanti Abshaw
Height: 5-9
Year: R-Junior
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
High School: Cleveland Heights
Position: Forward

2016-17 // REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Game-By-Game Stats | Named First Team All-Horizon League…played in and started all 30 games during the season…became the 27th Viking to record 1,000 career points following a 15-point performance against Northern Kentucky (2/18)…eclipsed the 1,000-point milestone in her 62nd career game – becoming the third fastest Viking to achieve the feat…finished the season ranked third in the Horizon League averaging 17.7 points per game…notched 12 20-point games on the year, including a season-high 30-point performance against Richmond (12/4)…named to the Navy Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game against Navy and Richmond…earned Horizon League Player of the Week honors (12/19) following a 28-point, four-rebounds, three-steal game against Bucknell (12/18)…finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds at Wright State (1/7)…tallied 14 points and a season-high 15 rebounds against Detroit (2/23)…recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds against Valparaiso (1/12)…posted 10 points and six rebounds against Detroit (3/5) in the First Round of the Horizon League Tournament.

2015-16 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Game-By-Game Stats | Named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year, while earning a spot on the All-Horizon League Second Team and All-Freshman Team…six-time Horizon League Freshman of the Week honoree…set Cleveland State Freshman Class records in scoring (482 points), rebounding (277 rebounds), field goals made (166), field goals attempted (411), and free throws attempted (166)…finished the season ranked in the top-10 in the Cleveland State single-season record book in rebounds (10th – 277) and defensive rebounds (8th – 200)…recorded nine 20-point games on the season, including a career-high of 32 points at Northern Kentucky (3/5)…tallied double-digit rebounds 13 times throughout the year, with a career-high 17-board performance against Oakland (2/6) and at Milwaukee (2/11)…notched 11 double-doubles on the season including eight against league opponents…played and started all 29 games, averaging 31.1 minutes per contest…named to the Tulane Classic All-Tournament Team (12/21) after leading the Vikings against Saint Louis (25 pts, 6 rbs, 6 stls) and UNCG (14 pts, 11 rbs)…opened Horizon League play with a 20-point, 13 rebound performance at Oakland (1/2)…recorded 23 points and 10 rebounds against Youngstown State (1/16)…tallied back-to-back double-doubles against UIC (23 pts, 10 rbs) (2/26) and Valparaiso (26 pts, 13 rbs) (2/29) leading Cleveland State to its longest winstreak of the season…tallied 14 pts and 12 rbs against Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League Tournament.

2014-15 // FRESHMAN SEASON
Game-By-Game Stats | Was one of the first Vikings off the bench throughout the first six games of the year, before a season-ending injury at Eastern Michigan sidelined her for the rest of the 2014-15 campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time Lake Erie League Player of the Year as a junior and senior…earned All-Ohio Third Team and All-District First Team honors after leading Cleveland Heights to a Lake Erie League Championship during her final campaign…named All-Ohio Honorable Mention and All-District Second Team as a junior…also garnered All-District Special Mention honors as a sophomore.

PERSONAL
Born August 20, 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio…daughter of Elnora Bryant…has one brother, Charles, and three sisters, Cierra, Bobbi, and Heavenly…communications management major.