Ashley Kochanek
Ashley Kochanek
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Mount Lebanon HS
Position: Event=>Freestyle
A Pennsylvania native, Ashley comes to Bulldog Swimming from Pittsburgh. An alumnus of Mount Lebanon High School, Ashley lettered all four years and captained the team in her senior year. At the PIAA State Championships in 2002, Ashley was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team that broke the meet record and won the title again in her senior year. Ashley is a Sectional and U.S. Open qualifier in the 200 freestyle and 400 Individual Medley. She is also a Junior National qualifier, in both the 100 freestyle and 200 Individual Medley. She has been a 13-year member of her club team, Mount Lebanon Aquatic Club, since 1990. Ashley considers herself fortunate that she had the privilege of swimming under the same coach for both her high school and club teams.

Ashley has won numerous academic distinctions including several academic scholarships and has been cited both as a USS Academic All-American for her club team, and High School All-American. Ashley enjoys hiking, backpacking and camping and in her spare time, volunteers for her local EMT service. She is a certified lifeguard and has worked as a lab technician.