Congratulations to Ashley Panel, a sophomore basketball player at Fairview High School, for receiving 1,374 votes out of a total 3,447 and being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 14!

Ashley is a guard for the Knights, and is already showing great confidence and basketball IQ at a young age. She’s averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game during the first 10 games of the season and has gained the trust of her coaches through a sound work ethic.

“Ashley’s sincere commitment, enthusiasm and ability to handle responsibility are much-admired,” explained Fairview High School basketball coach Rod Beauchamp. “She has extraordinary talents and great potential for athletic and academic leadership.”

Ashley can hold her own in the classroom as well, currently carrying a 3.9 GPA with courses that include Pre-Calculus IB, Chemistry PIB and Latin 2 PIB. She has volunteered the past two years with the “Trick or Treat Street,” Community Food Share and by making blankets for the homeless shelter.

“She strives to make the players around her better, often sacrificing her individual goals for the better of her team,” added Coach Beauchamp. “This is a clear example of her unselfishness and her willingness to put others in front of herself. Make no mistake however, she is a true competitor and will go the extra mile to achieve both her individual and team goals.”

Ashley’s interview will air Sunday morning on the Mile High Sports Show (7a-9a) on FM 104.3 The Fan, but we’ve also got a sneak peek below.

Congratulations again to Ashley Panem for being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 14! ASPIRE Sports Drinks are now available at all Target, Safeway and Whole Foods locations.