Ash Beckham attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas where she competed in softball and wrestling. As an adult, she became a practitioner of jiu jitsu, and discovered that football provided more than just a physical outlet.
“Football means more than just Saturday night lights, and W’s,” Ash explained. “This team, this sport, has given me a family, a sense of belonging, and a place I have ultimately grown into the woman I am today. So the game of football is a representation of the person I was always meant to be, and this team is what gave me the freedom to find that.”
Beckham is also a member of the U.S. Women’s National Football Team. The team won the gold medal at the 2022 IFAF Women’s World Championship.
Ash’s desire to defeat the D.C. Divas is a memorable moment in the documentary film Born To Play. When Beckham isn’t on the field, she enjoys spending time with her dog Bailey.
Athletes talk about women playing football and why they win (Exhale Lifestyle)