Long time Essex Club member and former Synchroettes team member Ashley Tomich was recently awarded a USFS Memorial Fund Academic Scholarship. This prestigious award is granted to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in figure skating.
Ashley started skating at a very young age, following in the footsteps of her mom, Coach Geri Lynch-Tomich. She is currently in her 15th season of competitive synchronized skating as a member of the Haydenettes Senior team, who are the current National champions. They represented Team USA at the World Synchronized Skating Championships, as well as the 2014 & 2015 French Cub and the 2015 Spring Cub in Milan, Italy (bronze medalists). Prior to skating with the Haydenettes, Ashley was a member of the Synchroettes for 12 years competing at the preliminary, juvenile, novice and junior levels. She was a member of the 2013 Synchroettes team that represented Team USA at the Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden, where they won the bronze medal. Ashley is also a double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance and was a member of US Figure Skating’s DREAM Program from 2013-2015.
Ashley is currently a junior at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA studying Human Development and Elementary Education. She is part of the Merrimack College Honors Program, the KDP Education Honor Society, and a Dean’s List student.
Congratulations Ashley and good luck with all of your future endeavors.