Ashley Godfrey, Senior at Estrella Foothills High School, Earns Full Ride Scholarship to BYU

Tell our readers about your most recent acceptance to BYUIt’s exciting to know that I don’t have to worry about trying to find a college to further my education.  That all I have to do is worry about finishing out high school, playing my last high school and club softball seasons, and making memories

Ashley GodfreyWhat did you do when you found out that you got accepted on a full-ride softball scholarship? When my  coach (Coach Eakin) met with me and my parents, in his office, and told me my scholarship amount my sophomore year, I  looked at my parents thinking no way this is real.  It didn’t sink in at all because I really wasn’t sure if I heard right.  When we  left my coaches office, I asked my parents what my scholarship actually meant and they both looked at me and told me it was  pretty much everything and I screamed in the car because I never imagined it being this real.

 Are you scared to leave home for college? I am scared to leave home because I am leaving my family behind and it will  be hard not being able to watch my sister and brother play in all their sporting events or even be home with them every day.    But I’m  going where I have family all around me; my grandparents, aunts and uncles live just a little over an hour away in  Grantsville and I have cousins in Provo, American Fork, and Pleasant Grove areas.

 What will you be studying at BYU? I’ll be studying in the Exercise Science field.  I do not know exactly what I want to  major in but I’m thinking more of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation or maybe even Strength and Conditioning.

 What other activities are you involved in at your school? I’m involved and have lettered in volleyball, soccer, and softball.  I’m also a part of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC), where we participate in community service for and through the schools in our district as well as our feeder schools (elementary schools) and our communities.

How long have you been playing softball? What position do you like playing the best? I’ve been playing softball since I was 8.  This is when I started little league. I started playing club softball when I was 9.  I’ve been playing a total of 10 years.  I’m a utility player meaning I can play every position, I just don’t pitch.  I don’t really have a favorite position I’m just happy as long as I get to play, but if I had to choose which postion(s) I really like is catching and playing in the outfield.

Tell us a little bit about your community outreach/intern program with CTE. I’m completing Career and Technical Education (CTE) Internship at the Cincinnati Reds stadium because that’s what I want to possibly do with my career.

What do you aspire to be when you grow up? I want to work around athletes because being one myself I know how to make a goal that will give them that drive to be back at full strength, wanting and ready to play, and working hard to accomplish anything they set their mind to.

Do you have any shout-outs that you would like to make (family/Friends)? My family for always pushing me to do my best and be the best I can be.  My friends for always supporting me in anything I set my mind to.

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