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Azia Elease Washington was born December 22, in Kansas City, Missouri to Monty and Paul Washington. She has two siblings Aaron (seventeen) and Ariana (sixteen). The family still resides in Lees Summit, Mo.

All throughout high school Azia maintained a 3.0+ GPA and started all four years on the Blue Springs Wildcats varsity basketball team. In 2011 She committed to play basketball at the University of Southern Illinois Carbondale, where she currently plays. She has majored in Journalism Advertising, minoring in Philosophy. During her stint as a Saluki she has been the starting forward all three years and has gained recognition like Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. With awards on the court she has also maintained deans list grades.

With her expected graduation date of May 2015, she plans on starting her Masters in Business Administration.

After college is completed she plans on becoming a Medical Sales Representative