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Katie Ward
8   Katie Ward

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waco, Texas

High School:
Crawford

Height:
5-8

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
09/01/1985

Experience:
4L


TULSA -- A four-year letterwinner and starter . . . has started 77 of 78 career games . . . career statistics include 20 goals and 14 assists for 54 points . . . had five career game-winning goals.

SENIOR (2006) - Started all 19 games . . . led the team in shots (53) and shots on goal (27), and ranked 10th in the league in shots and ninth in shots per game (2.79) . . . knocked in the game-winning goal against UTEP . . . also registered goals against Wyoming, ORU, Marshall and UCF, and tallied two assists for 12 points . . . selected as TU's "Player of the Game" against Wyoming, Colorado College, Marshall and UCF.

JUNIOR (2005) -- Started all 20 games and led the team in scoring and goals with 21 points on nine goals and three assists . . . accounted for game-winning goals against Northern Iowa and Oral Roberts . . . scored two goals against ORU and tallied two scores and an assist against Northern Iowa for five points . . . finished with a goal and an assist vs. Centenary . . . named to the Arkansas State and Oklahoma Shootout all-tournament teams . . . selected as the team's "Player of the Game" against Arkansas and Northern Iowa . . . finished 10th among Conference USA players for goals per game (0.45).

SOPHOMORE (2004) -- Started all 21 games and produced five goals and eight assists for 18 points . . . led the team in assists and was second in both goals and scoring . . . ranked second among WAC players in assists and was 10th in scoring . . . named to the all-WAC Tournament Team . . . set the school record for consecutive games with an assist with four . . . her eight assists ranks second on the school's single season chart . . . named the team's offensive MVP . . . scored one goal each against Stephen F. Austin and Northern Iowa . . . scored the game-winning goal vs. Louisiana-Lafayette . . . earned one assist against Arkansas State, SMU, Boise State and San Jose State . . . scored one goal and added an assist for three points against UTEP . . . turned in the game-winning goal and two assists for four points against Nevada . . . named TU's "Player of the Game" five times, including Arkansas-Little Rock, Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, SMU and Nevada.

FRESHMAN (2003) -- Started 17 of 18 games as a midfielder and attempted six shots . . . registered two goals and two assists for six points . . . finished second on the team in assists, third for goals and fourth in scoring . . . scored one goal against Oklahoma State and SMU . . . finished with two assists vs. Arkansas . . . named TU's "Player of the Game" against William & Mary, Oklahoma State and Boise State.

PRIOR TO TULSA -- Attended Crawford High School . . . her high school did not sponsor soccer . . . played for the H.O.T. Heat (1996-99), Waco F.C. (1999-2000) and D'Feeters `85 (2000-03) club teams . . . was the team captain of the H.O.T. Heat and leading scorer for both the Heat and the Waco F.C. . . . during her final season with the D'Feeters, she led the team to a State Cup runner-up finish and tallied 29 goals and 18 assists in 54 games . . . averaged 1.86 goals per game . . . helped the team to a No. 6 national ranking in 2002 and back-to-back championships at the Plano Invitational (2002, 2001) . . . lettered on her high school's varsity track and cross country teams . . . was valedictorian of her high school class.

PERSONAL -- Majoring in mathematics . . . born September 1, 1985 . . . one of three children of Victor and Becky Ward . . . a two-time member of the TU President's List (4.0) and was named to the Dean's List as a junior . . . selected to the all-WAC Academic team as a sophomore . . . named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI Second Team as a sophomore and was selected as the TU Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 27, 2004 . . . as a junior, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI First Team and was a Conference USA Academic Medalist . . . named the TU Student-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 3, 2005 and on Sept. 25, 2006 . . . during her senior campaign, was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team . . . also earned C-USA All-Academic Medalist and TU Dean's List honors.