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Volume I & II Athletes

Ashley Banks

F/M, Women's Soccer, #6


Name: Ashley Banks
Birth date: 1/15/86
Hometown: Annandale, Virginia
Parents’ Names: Sandy and Dave Banks
Siblings’ Names: Brent and Brian
Pets and Names: Two cats, Jasimine and Sierra
College Major: Forensic Biology

50 things to know about Ashley banks

The Favorites!

1. Favorite Quotation: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” (Mark Twain)
2. Favorite Color:  Blue
3. Favorite Performer:  Yellowcard
4. Favorite Movie:  Down Periscope
5. Favorite Book:  The Andromeda Strain
6. Favorite Television Show:   Friends
7. Favorite Song:  Blink 182 –  Feeling This
8. Favorite Class (from what grade, school?):  Political Science 12th Grade, WT Woodson
9. Favorite Teacher (from what grade, school?):  Suzy Shue – 12th Grade, WT Woodson
10. Favorite Subject (from what grade, school?):  Biology, 10th Grade, WT Woodson
11. Favorite Food:  Steak
12. Favorite Vacation Spot:  Pemaquin Point, Maine and Clearwater Beach, Florida
13. Favorite Place to Hang Out at WVU:  Chiles
14. Favorite Sport to Play:  Soccer
15. Favorite Sport to Watch:  Football
16. Favorite College Team:  WVU
17. Favorite Professional Team:  Washington Redskins
18. Favorite Car:  My 2005 Jeep Liberty

The Bests!

19. Best thing about WVU:  Mountaineer fans
20. Best thing about Morgantown:  It has everything that a big town has but it’s in a small town.
21. Best thing about my hometown:  Friends and family
22. Best thing about attending WVU:  Meeting my friends for life
23. Best thing about getting a college education:  Opportunities that I will have after I graduate
24. Best thing about my major:  All the science courses
25. Best experience in middle school:  Anticipation for high school
26. Best experience in high school:  Winning State Championship for Soccer
27. Best experience at WVU:  Going whitewater rafting and camping with the team
28. Best vacation or trip:  San Francisco for my brother’s wedding

Three Qualities

29. Three qualities I look for in a friend:  Someone who is kind, compassionate, and caring
30. Three qualities I look for in a teacher:  Someone who is supportive, helpful, and encouraging 
31. Three qualities I look for in a coach:  Someone who believes in you, helps you improve, and listens to you
32. Three of my best qualities:  My drive to succeed, my work rate and my heart
33. Three things I want other to remember about me:  That I am loyal, caring, and dedicated to what I do 
34. Three reasons why people succeed:  Their effort, their passion about what they do, and their belief in what they do 
35. Three reasons why people fail:  Lack of effort, lack of caring, and lack of heart 
36. Three things I do when I am bored:  Watch TV, read, hang out with friends

Most Important Things

37. Most important thing parents can do for their children:  Encourage their children to challenge themselves.
38. Most important things teachers can do for their students:  Encourage their students to do the best they can in school.
39. Most important thing coaches can do for their teams:  Motivate the players to play and challenge them to improve.
40. Most important thing to do in school:  Study and go to class.
41. Most important thing to do every day:  Believe in yourself. 
42. Most important thing to remember about life:  It’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey.
43. Most important thing to remember about family:  They are the ones who helped you get this far and they always will be there for you.
44. Most important thing to do when the going gets rough:  Take a step back to breathe and relax and examine why things are so rough.


45. If I could do anything, I would:  learn to fly a plane.
46. If I could change anything in my past:  I wouldn’t have changed elementary schools in the 4th grade.
47. If I could meet anyone, I would meet:  Princess Diana.
48. If I could go back in time, I would:  visit the dinosaurs.
49. If I could see into the future, I would:  want to know if I am happy.
50. If I won a million dollars, I would:  travel the world.