Ashton Henderson was born in South Jordan, Utah and is a sophomore player on the women’s basketball team.
Henderson started playing basketball in second grade and chose to play at Snow College because she liked the girls on the team, the coaches, and the atmosphere of Snow College.
Henderson’s biggest inspiration is Kelly Harris, her club coach. “He taught me there’s more to life than basketball and how I can use basketball to help others,” said Henderson. Ashton lives by the motto “don’t be beat”. She explained that this involves working hard at everything and never giving up or letting anyone down.
When asked why she plays basketball, Henderson said, “I play because I love the game and love being part of a team”.
Teammate Jill Powell describes Ashton as a leader and someone who cares about everyone. “I guarantee if anyone has a problem on the team, they would go to her. She’s the mom of the team. She is a leader and is always full of energy,” said Powell.