University of Utah Gymnast (2005-08)
UTAH SUMMARY:Finished her career as the most decorated gymnast in NCAA history - winning 20 All-America awards, which is the maximum possible ... of her 20 All-America awards, 17 were first-team honors, which ties her for first in NCAA history ... former World balance beam champion and USA National Team member was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in June 2008 ... 2007 NCAA balance beam champion, 2008 NCAA balance beam runner-up and three-time NCAA all-around runner-up (2006-07-08) ... had the best all-around score in the NCAA Super Six team finals in both 2007 and 2008 ... voted the 2008 AAI Outstanding Senior Gymnast by the nation's gymnastics coaches ... led Utah to three NCAA runner-up finishes (2006-07-08) and one third-place finish (2005) ... named one of the 25 most influential sports figures in the state of Utah by the Salt Lake Tribune ... set every Utah career and season record, including career wins (120), career all-around wins (30), single-season wins (47), single-season all-around wins (11), All-America awards (20) and first-team All-America awards (17) ... including ties, she has seven of the top 10 all-around scores in school history ... first four-time MVP in Utah gymnastics history ... five career 10.0 scores (2 vault, 3 beam) ... completed 213 of her 234 career routines without a fall, including 58 of 60 her senior year.
2008-NCAA all-around and balance beam silver medalist ... finished fourth in the nation on the floor exercise ... also qualified for uneven bar finals, placing 14th ...won five All-America awards (the most possible), including first-team honors in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor, and second-team honors on vault ... won the all-around (39.75), vault (9.95), bars (9.95), beam (9.90) and floor (9.95) in the NCAA Super Six team finals ... set the school record for single-season victories (47) and all-around wins (11, tie) ... voted the AAI Outstanding Senior Gymnast by the nation's gymnastics coaches ... Honda Award finalist ... North Central Region Gymnast of the Year ... NCAA regional all-around, bars, beam and floor champion ... finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation in the all-around, vault and balance beam ... 47 wins included 11 all-around, 11 beam, 10 vault, 10 floor and five bar victories ... career-best 39.80 all-around score on Feb. 1 ... three 10's (2 vault, 1 beam) ... scored a 10.0 on vault on Feb. 1 for a Yurchenko half on-front pike with a half, and on Feb. 22 for a Yurchenko full ... scored a 10.0 on beam on Mar. 28 ... career-best 9.975 on floor on Feb. 1 ... had just two falls all season (58-60) ... made the Dean's List.
2007-Spectacular postseason culminated in an NCAA balance beam championship, a silver medal in the all-around and five All-America awards (four first team) ... also placed third on floor and seventh on bars at nationals ... second-team vault All-American ... did not lose a head-to-head all-around competition at nationals, winning the evening session on Thursday (39.60) and scoring a 39.65 in the Super Six ... recorded six wins over the three-day course of the NCAA Championships - placing first on bars, beam and in the all-around on day one; floor and all-around in the Super Six; and beam during event finals ... three-time NCAA West Regional champion won the all-around, bars and beam, while placing second on the floor ... three best all-around scores of the year came in the postseason: 39.675 at regionals, 39.60 and 39.65 at nationals ... led Utah in victories with 30 (seven all-around) ... hit 54-59 routines ... voted Utah's MVP.
2006-NCAA runner-up in the all-around won the opening session of the NCAA Championships with a 39.525 ... five-time first-team All-American qualified for event finals on all four apparatus ... finished fifth on bars, seventh on beam and eighth on vault (scratched from floor) in NCAA event finals ... lost six weeks of training prior to the season with a torn elbow ligament ... season-best 39.65 in the all-around vs. Georgia on Mar. 6 and at Florida on Mar. 17 ... led Utah with 20 victories (five all-around) ... hit 51-57 routines ... voted Utah's co-MVP ... made the Athletic Director's honor roll.
2005-Five-time All-American placed third in nation in the all-around after winning the afternoon session with a 39.575 ... also placed third on bars ... first-team All-American in the all-around, bars, beam and vault and a second-teamer on the floor ... withdrew from individual finals on the beam and vault due to a foot injury suffered during the NCAA Super Six warm-ups (did compete on bars and tied for third) ... despite the injury, she went all-around and scored a 39.325 in the Super Six ... NCAA North Central Region Gymnast of the Year ... won the NCAA regional bar championship with a 9.925 ... career all-around best of 39.775 on Mar. 11 ties the fifth-best mark in school history ... won the all-around in her very first college meet vs. UCLA and her 39.625 score set a Ute freshman record for best all-around debut ... two 10.0 scores on the balance beam in back-to-back weeks was a Utah first ... team-best 23 victories included seven all-around wins ... completed her first 43 collegiate routines without a fall before a miscue on floor in the final regular season meet ... hit 56-58 routines ... voted Utah's co-MVP.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: 2002 World Balance Beam Champion ...U.S. Senior National Team member from 1998-2004 competed at both the 2002 and 2003 World Championships ... 2003 U.S. champion on floor exercise also placed second on beam and fourth in the all-around and on bars at the 2003 USA Championships ... trained for coaches Tatiana Perskaia, Victor Vetrov and Marina Gerasimova at Capital Gymnastics NTC ... home schooled (received degree from Alpha Omega High School).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Linda Postell and Gary Postell (pronounced Pah-stell) ... brothers Eric and Kyle and sister Territa ... health education and promotion major ... full name is Ashley Blair Postell ... born June 9, 1986.
Postell's Career Highs
A-A 39.775 vs. Washington, Mar. 11, 2005 Vault 10.0 vs. Minnesota, Feb. 1, 2008 10.0 vs. Utah State/SUU, Feb. 22, 2008 Bars 9.95 vs. Washington, Mar. 11, 2005 9.95 at NCAA Regionals, Mar. 14, 2007 Beam 10.0 vs. Washington, Mar. 11, 2005 10.0 vs. Arizona State, Mar. 18, 2005 10.0 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 28, 2008 Floor 9.975 vs. Minnesota, Feb. 1, 2008