OUVB Announces Addition of Ashlynn Dunbar

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma volleyball coach Lindsey Gray-Walton announced Tuesday the addition of Ashlynn Dunbar, who will join the Sooners in the fall as a graduate transfer.

A native of Seabrook, Texas, Dunbar spent three seasons at San Diego State University. A 6-0 outside hitter, Dunbar played in 310 sets over 91 matches while averaging 2.38 kills and 1.72 digs per set.

"Ashlynn is a tremendous person that has worked hard to compete at the highest level while completing her degree in three years," Gray-Walton said. "The dreams she has align with our vision of success for our program and each player in it. She is a winner with a desire to get better each day, which will continue to enrich the culture for Oklahoma volleyball. This addition helps solidify our talent and depth necessary to compete with the best in the country. We look forward to many McCasland Moments that Ashlynn and our team will make for the Crimson and Cream in 2019."

In 2018, Dunbar recorded 306 kills on a career-best .153 clip. A force behind the service line, Dunbar amassed 49 service aces to average .43 per set. Dunbar also tallied 262 digs and 51 total blocks on the defensive side of the ball.

Dunbar collected 738 kills, 532 digs and 154 blocks in her three years at San Diego State. Dunbar tallied 886 points while averaging 2.86 per set.

"As a grad transfer with only one year of eligibility left, I knew I had one shot to get it right," Dunbar said of her decision to join the Sooners. "When I came to OU, I knew it's where I needed to be. I wanted to be a part of a winning culture that also gave me a sense of family, and that's exactly how I felt at OU." 

Dunbar was a four-time letterwinner at Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas, where she was selected to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association (GHVCA) all-state team as a senior. Dunbar spent five seasons of club volleyball with the Absolute Volleyball Academy in Dickinson, Texas, and her teams won three Girls Junior National Championships from 2013-15.