Moore’s Ashlynn Haley – Academic Athlete of the Month Presented by Republic Bank & Trust

By Corey Heim

Ashlynn Haley, an upcoming senior at Moore High School, currently plays as a pitcher for the Lions softball team. She began playing softball when she was four years old as her cousin began playing the sport and she wanted to join and follow suit. She says she continued to enjoy the sport because she loves the competition.

“What I like most about competing is the adrenaline I get when we’re in the tight games and all want is to win with your team,” Haley said.

Her biggest influencers have been her community, teammates, and former coach Bobbi Bridges, who currently is the assistant softball coach for the OKCU Stars softball team.

“She [Bridges] was my coach when I was younger and has taught me so many life lessons growing up and to this day is still teaching me something new,” Haley said.

Beyond softball, Haley is a member of the drama club, sings in choir and is involved with Moore’s musicals. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and is ranked 69thin her class.

Haley said that growing up she always received high grades and she began to compete with herself to see how much she could excel in her classes and the high marks she could get. After becoming a high school athlete she said she had to find a way to balance both softball and her schoolwork.

“I think I’m pretty good at keeping on top of academics during sports,” Haley said. “Especially during season I have to multi-task. Doing homework on the bus to and from games while still being checked into the game.”

After she graduates high school Haley plans on attending college gain a degree in education.

“Teaching has always seemed like something I would want to do,” Haley said.