Her work ethic made me a HUGE fan. I was NOT a fan in 2010, especially when she started talking about what she wanted her Olympic experience to be and she had not even made the team yet (and didn't). But last year I gained so much respect for her. Everything was Mirai this and Mirai that and ummm...yeah. Ashley decided that if you talk the talk, you have to walk the walk. And she did it!!! You can tell she WANTS to be a champion. Her drive is so apparent. It is so nice to see after 5 years of blah-ness. US Ladies need Ashley and hopefully Mirai and others will use her as an inspiration. you either have the drive or you don't.