Ashley Rozendaal

Ashley Rozendaal
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2013, 2015
Jersey Number: 62
Nickname: Anchor
Position: OL
Age: 30
Height: 5-9
Weight: 230
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Randolph HS (TX)
College: George Mason University; Kansas State University
Occupation: Academic and Life Skills Counselor
for Student-Athletes, American University

Ashley Rozendaal Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My grandparents.
Who are your biggest supporters?
My husband and my family.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
Theodore Roosevelt…I am just fascinated by him.
Who is your female sports idol?
Dawn Ellerbe, discus thrower.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Chris Cooley!
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
I have my own website,
What is your favorite food?
Mexican food.
What is your favorite book?
Strega Nona, by Tomie de Paolo.
Who is your favorite artist?
Georgia O’Keefe.
Who is your favorite musician?
Hall and Oates.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Loving, clown, joyful.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To help college athletes determine the lives they want to live beyond athletics.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Soccer, but I was a high school powerlifter and a collegiate discus and hammer thrower.
What is your favorite sports memory?
The 1996 Olympic Games, when the United States won the gold medal in gymnastics.
How did you get into women’s football?
I was approached by a D.C. Divas supporter when I was weight lifting.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
Because it is the ultimate team sport, and it utilizes all of my strengths.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
To be a support to all of my teammates, on and off the field.