Wayne State College

Ashley Arlen

Inducted: 2017

Ashley Arlen played three seasons at Wayne State (2009-12) and turned the Wildcat women’s basketball program into a Central Region and national contender. In her three years at WSC, she had a 84-12 record, 59-7 in the NSIC and never lost a home game in Rice Auditorium (46-0) while leading WSC to three NCAA Tournament appearances, one Central Region title, two NSIC regular season and two NSIC tournament championships. As a senior, Arlen was named the Women’s Division II Bulletin National Player of the Year after leading the NSIC in scoring at 18.1 points per game and 9.4 rebounds (2nd-NSIC) a contest. She shot 48 percent (6th-NSIC) from the field and 79.8 percent (10th-NSIC) at the free throw line, leading WSC to its first-ever #1 national ranking, a 32-3 record and first-ever trip to the NCAA Elite Eight. In 2010-11 as a junior, she became Wayne State’s first-ever All-American after leading WSC in scoring (16.4) and rebounding (8.6). Named NSIC Player of the Year, WBCA First Team All-American and Daktronics Second Team All-American leading WSC to a 26-4 record and 21-1 NSIC mark, the best record ever by a women’s basketball team in league play. As a sophomore, averaged 19.3 points and 7.6 rebounds a game leading WSC to NSIC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. In her three year career, Arlen scored 1,724 points (3rd all-time) and grabbed 821 rebounds (6th all-time). She was a three-time All-NSIC selection and two-time NSIC Player of the Year, All-Central Region three times and twice named Region Player of the Year and two-time All-American that included National Player of the Year as a senior. Now Ashley Harris, she just completed her fifth season playing professional basketball in Europe. Ashley has played the last two years with Nottingham Wildcats of the Women’s British Basketball League. This season, she was named WBBL Most Valuable Player after leading the league in scoring (25.3 ppg) to go with 11.3 rebounds per contest, shooting 63 percent from the field while helping her team win the regular season title (14-4) while advancing to the league tournament championship game. Arlen has also played overseas in Romania, Spain and Germany. Ashley Arlen was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame on October 7, 2017.