Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Ashley Malaska
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
High School: Red Mountain HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2010-11 (Junior): Participated in three events and six rounds during the season ... Averaged 81.33 strokes per round ... Had one top-20 finish ... Her lowest score was a 72 and her lowest score for a tournament was a 164 ... Finished tied for 19th at the Hilton Garden Inn Mountain Shootout by posting a 164 ... Played as an individual at the Wildcat Invitational and shot a 242 ... Finished in 15th place in a match against ASU and New Mexico by shooting an 82.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Winner of the 2009 Tucson City Women's Amateur ... At the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, she shot a 263 for the event ... In her only round of play at the Wildcat Invitational, she posted an 89.

2008-09 (Freshman): Teed off in three tournaments for the Wildcats during her debut collegiate season ... Fired a 5-over round of 77 in the final 18 holes of the season at the Mountain View Collegiate event ... Also fired a second-round total of 81 at Mountain View ... Captured 33rd place at the season-opening Mountain Shootout ... Carded back-to-back rounds of 83 to finish the Wildcat Invitational. High School: Earned seven letters (one soccer, three softball, three golf) ... Won a softball state championship in 2006 ... Named best female athlete of 2004 and the Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year in 2004 for soccer ... A three-time golf first-team all-region selection (2005-07) ... Graduated from high school with honors, top-10 percent in Arizona on a statewide math test, and top-20 percent in her high school class.

Personal: Born Ashley Rose Malaska on April 19, 1990, in Murray, Utah ... Daughter of Mike and Charlene Malaska ... Father is a golf pro and mother is a real estate agent ... Parents attended Weber State University ... Father played golf at Weber State and on the PGA Tours and is the worldwide director of instruction for Jack Nicklaus Academies ... He is one of the top-50 teachers in the game, according to Golf Digest ... She lived in Japan for three years ... Met and spoken with Jack Nicklaus numerous times about her golf game ... Majoring in marketing ... Career objective is to be a pro golfer ... Enjoys sports, working out, baking, shopping and going to the movies.