Alternate on the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team
2000 NCAA 3-meter Diving Champion
2000 SEC Platform Diving Champion
2000 National Diver of the Year
2000 SEC Diver of the Year
2000-2001 Team Captain
JUNIOR SEASON (1999-2000)
Qualified for the 2000 United States Olympic Team as an alternate on the diving squad... NCAA Champion in the 3-meter springboard event with a final score of 538.25... Southeastern Conference Champion in the 10-meter platform event with a score of 507.75... Named the National Diver of the Year... Named the Southeastern Conference Diver of the Year... Named an NCAA All-American in all three diving events... Won the silver medal at the 2000 U.S. Spring National Championships in the 3-meter diving competition... Finished third at the NCAA Championships in the 1-meter (431.20) diving event, and fifth in the platform competition... Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a second-place finish in the 3-meter, a fifth-place finish in the 1-meter event, and a 12th-place finish in the platform competition at the Zone B Diving Championships... Finished third at the SEC Championships in the 3-meter (509.95) diving competition, and fourth in the 1-meter (394.10) event... Scored the SEC’s second-highest point total of the season in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dual events with scores of 307.20 and 317.25 respectively... Named LSU’s Most Valuable Performer of the Year for the third-straight season, which was voted on by both her teammates and the Lady Tiger coaching staff... Scored the SEC’s fifth-highest point total of the season in the 1-meter championship competition with a score of 413.55... Scored the SEC’s second-highest point total in both the 3-meter and platform diving championship competitions with scores of 529.10 and 507.75 respectively... Earned her third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (1998-99)
One of the Lady Tigers' leading point scorers of the season... LSU’s top scorer on all three boards... Voted the Lady Tigers’ Most Valuable Performer for the second year in a row... NCAA All-American in both the three-meter and platform competitions... Finished seventh on the three-meter board and eighth on the platform at the NCAA Championships... Named Second-Team All-SEC in both the platform and 3-meter diving events... Placed fourth on the 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Spring National Diving Championships... Placed second in both the three-meter and the platform competitions at the SEC Championships... One of three women in the nation to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the three-meter and platform events... Placed fifth at the summer National Championships and was chosen to participate on the National Diving Team... Placed fifth on the three-meter springboard, and finished seventh on the ten-meter platform at the Indoor National Championships... Earned her second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (1997-98)
Ended her freshman season as one of the Lady Tigers' top point scorers... Led the LSU divers in all three diving events in both dual meet and championship competition... Missed the SEC Championships due to an injured back... The Lady Tigers' lone competitor at the NCAA Championships... Won the three-meter event and placed second in the platform competition at the NCAA Zone B Diving Regional Championships in order to qualify for the NCAA Championships... Qualified to compete on all three boards at the NCAA Championships... Earned All-America honors on the platform, as Culpepper placed eighth with a score of 536.90... Finished ninth in the three meter diving event with a score of 495.20, as well as a 12th-place finish on the one-meter springboard with a score of 381.90... Ranks among LSU's All-time top-five list on all three boards... Top diver in LSU history on the three-meter, third on the platform and fourth on the one-meter... Won the Lady Tigers’ team Most Valuable Performer Award... Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
1997 Junior Olympic National three-meter springboard diving champion... Member of the 1996 and 1997 Junior and Senior U.S. National Team... 1996 bronze medalist at the Junior National Championships in both the three-meter and platform events... Placed third at the 1996-97 Can-Am-Mex Championships on the platform... Placed fifth in the 1996 Senior National Championships on the platform and finished sixth in 1997... Four-time high school All-American and 1996 State Champion... Placed in the top three in the state during both her sophomore and junior seasons.
Born February 23, 1979... Daughter of Michael and Robyn Culpepper... Engaged to Steve Gluck on April 23, 2000... Majoring in Elementary Education.
ASHLEY'S TOP SCORES
One-meter (6 dives) 307.20 2000 Houston & ULM
One-meter (10 dives) 431.20 2000 NCAA Championships
Three-meter (6 dives) 337.65 1998 Miami (Fla.)
Three-meter (10 dives) 538.25 2000 NCAA Championships
Platform (8 dives) 384.50 1998 NCAA Regionals
Platform (12 dives) 590.45 1999 NCAA Championships