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Inside the Nest: Ashley Applegate

Inside the Nest: Ashley Applegate

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Department has launched a new student-athlete spotlight, "Inside the Nest." Each month, we will be celebrating student-athletes from different communities within our department. The focus for March is Women's History Month.  


Name: Ashley Applegate

Class of 2021


Sport: Cross Country / Track and Field

Hometown: Spotsylvania, VA

Major: Business Administration


Why did you choose University of Mary Washington?

I decided to go to University of Mary Washington because of the location allows me to commute, the ability for myself to join a team for Cross Country and Track & Field, and the great education program for business.

Favorite Spot on Campus?

My favorite place on campus is either studying on the 4th floor of the HCC or sleeping in the commuter lounge.

What are your plans post Mary Wash?

I plan to work either in Management or Human Resource roles after college. I look forward to continuing to run and travel the USA.

What advice would you give incoming Eagles?

Do not be afraid to put yourself out there. You never know who you will meet or what you might find you love to do. Make sure to manage time accordingly to study for classes and use proper studying methods to learn the material.

What does Women's History Month mean to you?

It is a time to look back at what women have accomplished and worked through in the past. It is also a great time for women to look forward to the future and see where we are heading.