Ashley Weaver
Ashley Weaver
Position: Pitcher
Team: Softball
Induction Year: 2017
Class: 2007

Weaver, a 2007 graduate, held her softball team together in the circle and was a unanimous pick by the Hall of Fame Committee. She played with the Griffins for three seasons: 2005, 2006 and 2007. The year 2006 was the first time the National Fastpitch Coaches Association recognized any Griffin as an All-American. Weaver garnered third team All-American status, was first team All-Region, SLIAC All-Tournament MVP and SLIAC Player of the Year in 2006. After transferring to Fontbonne her sophomore year, she was named SLIAC Newcomer of the year in 2005. Weaver threw 338 K's over 376.2 innings pitched. She recorded 44 wins, 13 shutouts and four saves. In 71 appearances she had 62 starts and threw 36 complete games for a career 1.64 ERA. Weaver earned first team All-SLIAC accolades in 2005 and 2006. 

"I am truly honored to be one of this year's inductees to the Fontbonne Hall of Fame," said Weaver. "Playing softball and being on the field, in the circle, with the ball in my hand, has always been one of the greatest joys of my life. I think back to when I was a little girl, that first season, I fell in love with the game and it became a huge part of my life. I spent the next 15 years playing a sport I truly loved. There were so many people who helped and supported me over the years and I am truly thankful to have met them."

Weaver continues to hold school records for innings pitched in a season (195.1) and wins in a season. Her record 25 wins was ninth amonth NCAA Division III pitchers in 2006. That year she was also named the Fontbonne Mary Schoendienst recipient, the highest honor for a female student-athlete based on performance. From 2006-2014 she held the school record for most strikeouts in a season, tallying 183 her junior year, and up until 2016 she held the career record of 338 strikeouts. Weaver threw a 1.29 earned run average her junior year while throwing 22 complete games with eight shutouts.

"Two coaches that really believed in me and gave me the opportunity to walk out to the circle to do what I loved were John Conway and Bill Rosner. Another person who also deserves recognition is, 'My Number 1 Fan,' my father, Stephen Weaver. Without him none of this would be possible. He gave up so much of his time, money, and energy to buy the uniforms and equipment I needed, along with spending countless hours being my catcher and coach, while driving me to practices and tournaments all over the country. He gave up so much, for me to chase a dream. This is for you dad...We did it!"

Weaver currently resides in Lake Saint Louis with her husband Greg Withers and two boys Stephen Jordan and Ashton.