2012 (Freshman): Despite playing all season with a torn labrum in her hip, Stephens started 50 games at second base as a freshman and was a crucial factor in the bottom of the order for the Missouri offense. She started her career by hitting safely in each of the first two games, going 1-for-3 with a run against Ball State and 2-for-4 with a run versus Eastern Kentucky, swiping three bases in the two games. Her first extra base hit was a two run double against UMKC on March 4. She hit safely in three games at the DeMarini Invitational, driving in a run in each of the three contests. Her longest hitting streak of the year, a five-game stretch, came in late March and early April against Big 12 opponents. Stephens hit safely in the last two games against Baylor, and went down to Texas and recorded six hits in the three game series. She went 2-for-3 in the opener with two runs and 3-for-5 in game two, scoring three times. She added another single in the finale. Stephens had a two-hit performance against Iowa State on April 28 and singled in two runs against Oregon on May 5. In the NCAA Regional Championship, Stephens singled in a run and drew a walk in Mizzou's 2-1 victory over Illinois State. For the season, Stephens scored 18 runs and stole seven bases in nine attempts.
Blue Springs: Stephens played high school ball for the Blue Springs Wildcats under head coach Roger Lower. As a sophomore, she helped the squad to an undefeated 31-0 season and a state championship just one year after finishing third at state. She was a two-time All-Conference, three-time All-District and three-time All-State selection during her career. Stephens has the second-most hits in a single season in Missouri state softball history, and is the all-time leader for singles in a season in the state. She's also top-five for hits in a career in Missouri, and holds high school records with a .569 batting average, 35 runs scored and 34 stolen bases. She also ran track and played basketball for the Wildcats. Academically, Stephens was on the Honor Roll and was in the National Honor Society.
Personal: Ashtin Stephens was born on Dec. 14, 1992 in Norman, Okla., to parents Trent and Danita Stephens. Her mother, Danita, attended the University of Oklahoma. She has two siblings, Tylin and Easton. Ashtin is studying exercise science and wants to coach softball after she graduates.