Pitt shows improvement under first year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio
Panthers head to Miami on Sunday to conclude the regular season.
Pitt's cold shooting hinders Panthers in loss.
Panthers look to win back-to-back conference games
Pitt holds Clemson to 12 first half points; ties Petersen Events Center record.
Women's basketball, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Pittsburgh takes on No. 2 Notre Dame
Pitt vs. Mount St. Mary's, Nov. 26, 2013
The Panthers hosted the Leopards on Sunday afternoon.
First-look at the Panthers in exhibition game on Nov. 3
Has appeared in 122 games over career with 91 career starts, 28 of which were during her senior campaign ... scored 846 career points (6.9 ppg) and pulled down 445 career rebounds (3.6 rpg) ... scored in double-figures 38 times ... earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and is pursuing a second degree in Media and Professional Communications.
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2013-14)
Appeared in all 31 games this year - starting 28 of them and averaging 21.5 minutes per game ... averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds ... finished second on the team in total assists with 60 and had a season-high five against Old Dominion and Wake Forest ... scored in double-digits seven times, including twice against Syracuse with 13 and 11 ... scored 11 points in a win at Virginia, going 4-8 from the field and a perfect 3-3 from beyond the arc ... registered her first career double-double against Mount. St. Mary's with 13 points and 10 rebounds - the 10 rebounds were a new career-high ... finished with three assists and a team-high nine rebounds in Pitt's first ACC game against Florida State ... recorded 11 points, five rebounds and four assists against Boston College, including 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range ... lead the team in scoring three times, rebounding three times, assists five times and steals six times this season ... finished second on the team in three-pointers made.
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2012-13)
Appeared in all 30 games with 15 starts, averaging 20.0 minutes per game ... closed fourth on the team in points (6.4 per game) ... finished third on the team in both assists (2.0 per game) and steals (1.9 per game)... averaged 10.3 points through the first eight games of the season ... had five or more rebounds in nine of 30 games ...paced the team in assists in six games in 2012-13, now 21 times over career ... had 15 points against Georgetown on Feb. 23, shot 4-of-9 from the field ... hit a season-high three (3) three-pointers and had a season-high six (6) steals vs. Georgetown on Feb. 23 ... scored 10 points vs. Providence on Feb. 6 - first double-digit game since DePaul on Jan 29 ... had 10 points at DePaul on Jan. 29, shooting4-of-8 from field ... had a game- and season-high 17 points versus Loyola on Dec. 5 while also recording a season-best and career-tying nine rebounds ... third different player to lead the Panthers in scoring in a single gamewhen she did so against Brown on Nov. 24 ... led the team in scoring again versus Loyola on Dec. 5 ... was perfect from the field against Siena on Nov. 13 - day after herbirthday - going 6-for-6 from the floor for 13 points ... added seven rebounds to stat line vs. Siena and a career-high seven assists... seven dimes marked 17th time in career that Anderson led team in assists in a single game.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Started the final 25 games of the season, while appearing in all 30 games ... finished second on the team in scoring (10.6 points) and assists (2.1) per game ... ranked third on the team in rebounds per game with 4.9... also was second on the Panthers in free throw percentage (.728) ... led team in steals with 43 ... reached double-figure scoring in 16 games ... notched 10 or more points in seven of the last nine games on the season ... eclipsed 20 points, lastly versus Louisville (22 points) on Feb. 14 ... had at least two assists in 17 games and four or more in seven contests ... grabbed four rebounds in 21 games and five-plus boards in 16 games ... led the team in rebounding in five games over career, all coming this past season ... reached a career-best nine rebounds twice, versus Syracuse on Jan. 7 and Mount St. Mary's on Nov. 29 ... tallied a career-high 29 points, the highest of any Pitt player on the season, against Saint Francis on Nov. 15 ... in same game also collected career bests in field goals made (13) and attempted (20) ... scored 19 points versus DePaul on Jan. 14, adding a career-high six steals ... had 14 points, shot 6-of-10 from the field, versus Syracuse ... pumped in 16 points on a 6-of-9 shooting evening versus Duquesne on Dec. 28 ... narrowly missed a triple-double with 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists versus Mount St. Mary's on Nov. 29.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010-11)
One of four players to appear in every game (31) and the only freshman to see action in every contest ... 23 starts on the year, including final 14games ... averaged 5.4 points on the year, along with 2.7 rebounds ... notched four games in double figures on the season ... broke out for career-high 20 points at St. John's on Feb. 26, shooting 7-of-14 from the field ... at St. John's, reached career highs in field goals made and attempted and also in three-pointers made (5) and attempted (8) ... collected 10 points on two occasions, vs. West Virginia on Feb. 19 and vs. USF on Feb. 12 ... had 14 points, all in first half, versus Central Michigan on Dec. 31 ... went 4-4 from behind the arc at CMU ... grabbed a career/season-best five rebounds in four different games ... achieved personal best six assists at Syracuse on Jan. 26 ... played high 44 minutes in overtime vs. Marquette on Jan. 29.
Redshirted ... injured prior to season.
An Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Third Team selection following her senior year in which she lead Whitney Young High School to a runner-up finish at the state championship ... averaged 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a senior ... Street and Smith Honorable Mention All-America ... McDonald's All-American Nominee ... attended 2008 Mike White Top 10 All-American Camp following her junior season ... led Whitney Young to its first ever state championship in 2008 ... averaged 11.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as a junior ... named a Chicago Top 50 Player ... voted a Chicagohoops.com Top Area HS Baller ... selected as a Public Windy City West Top 3 Conference Player ... a Chicago Defender Top Girls Hoop Star ... awarded Chicago Public League all-section honors and a Chicago Tribune special mention ... voted prep athlete of the week on March 4, 2008 ... led team to city championships in 2006, 2007 and 2009 ... an Adidas Top 10 Underclassmen Camp participant following her freshman season ... played AAU basketball for the Lady Fire ... ranked 122nd best player overall by Mike White ... ranked the 90th best player overall and 17th in her position by Dan Olson.
Born on Nov. 12, 1990 ... nickname is Snaxs ... daughter of Alonzo and Cynthia Anderson ...has two older brothers, Christopher and Alexander, and one older sister, Alexandria.
MORE ABOUT ASHLEE
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Class/Subject: Physics
Favorite Professor/Teacher: Professor Tsoukas
Favorite Book: The Twilight Saga
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Favorite Movie: Love & Basketball, Wanted
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Sanaa Lathan
Favorite musician: Alicia Keys and Common
Favorite sports figure: Cappie Pondexter and Michael Jordan
Favorite sport other than yours: Track and Field
Person in history I would most like to meet: Muhammad Ali
If I could travel back in time, I would: Want to help create Nike
You would be surprised to know: I actually am shy when I first meet people
I look forward to: Our first game this upcoming season
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Start my own business and travel the world
What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: The University and the city
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The view from Mt. Washington.
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: When my team won our first Class 4A State Championship in 2008.
Hobbies: Shopping, hanging out with friends and anything fun!
My role model (Why?): My mother and grandmothers because they are strong, influential women in my life that I look up to.
Best friend on another team: Leeza Burdgess (LaSalle)
Notable players/people who attended your high school: Michelle Obama
List anything interesting about your family? We are very close.
Why I chose the University of Pittsburgh? Academics and athletics
If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: Sports broadcasting or entrepreneur
My Sportcenter highlight goes like this: Final four, down by two with ten seconds to go. Briana Kiesel drives and kicks to the corner and I knock down the three to win the game!
Best job ever held: Camp counselor
Not many people know this but I: Write poetry
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: Rugrats toys and books/coloring books
My favorite home-cooked meal: Fried chicken, sweet corn, collard greens, and corn bread
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: A massage therapist
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Adventurous
McConnell-Serio Guides USA U18 to Gold
McConnell-Serio Leads USA U18 to Gold Medal Game
Team USA Advances to Semifinals
Team USA Defeats Brazil, Improves to 2-0
McConnell-Serio Leads USA Past Guatemala
McConnell-Serio Set for U18 FIBA Americas Championship