HONORS: Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Floor Specialist of the Year (2017); First-Team All-MRGC: Vault (2017), Floor (2017); MRGC Floor Specialist of the Week (1/8/17; 1/15/17; 1/22/17; 1/29/17; 2/5/17; 2/26/17); Academic All-MRGC (2016); USU Whitesides Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017).
CAREER RECORDS: Tied for seventh in program history in career floor titles with nine.
SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Owns the sophomore class record for most floor wins with eight (2017)… Captured 11 total titles as a sophomore, which ranks tied for fifth all-time in class history… Her 2017 floor and bars averages of 9.871 and 9.764 rank second and 13th all-time in school history.
SINGLE-MEET RECORDS: Owns two of the top floor scores in school history at an NCAA Regional Championships meet with a 9.825 (Seattle, 4/1/17) and 9.800 (Salt Lake City, 4/2/16), which ranks tied for fifth and tied for 10th all-time on the event at a regional meet.
2017 (SO): Competed on vault, bars and floor in all 14 meets of the season… Tied for 24th on vault (9.775), tied for 26th on bars (9.750) and tied for 15th on floor (9.825) at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/1)… Her 9.825 on floor at the Seattle Regional tied for the fifth-best score in school history on the event at a regional meet… Earned Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Floor Specialist of the Year honors after ranking first in the league with a Regional Qualifying Score of 9.900, which also tied for fourth in the North Central Region and tied for 29th in the nation… Garnered first-team all-league honors after tying for first on floor (9.900) and tying for third on vault (9.800) at the MRGC Championships (3/18)… Her floor average of 9.871 ranks second all-time in school history and her eight floor titles set the sophomore class record on the event… Captured a team-best 11 total titles as a sophomore, which is tied for fifth all-time in class history… Won the floor title in the first five meets of the season and was tabbed the MRGC Floor Specialist of the Week six times (1/6, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/26), becoming the first gymnast in school history to accomplish that feat… Recorded the first of six career-high 9.900s on floor at BYU (1/20)… Tallied 10 of the team’s top floor scores with the six 9.900s and four more 9.875s… Her bars average of 9.764 ranks 13th all-time in program history and her RQS of 9.820 on the event tied for 15th in the MRGC and tied for 29th regionally… Captured two bars titles on the season, once at BYU with a 9.825, and once against No. 21 Southern Utah (3/10) with a personal-best score of 9.875, which tied for the Aggies’ top score on the event during the season … Also notched one vault title on the season with a career-high 9.850 against BYU (2/3)… Her 9.850 tied for the Aggies’ top score on vault during the season… Averaged 9.716 on vault… Placed in the top three on vault, bars and floor a total of 19 times to rank first on the team... Was a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
2016 (FR): Competed in the final 12 meets… Tied for 19th on vault (career-high 9.775), tied for 22nd on floor (9.800) and tied for 32nd on bars (9.650) at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/2)… Tied for 14th on vault (9.750), tied for 19th on floor (9.775) and placed 23rd on bars (9.700) at the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championships (3/19)… Won one event title as she tied for first on floor with a career-high 9.850 at Illinois-Chicago (3/13)… Also set career high of 9.800 on bars at No. 13 Denver (2/6)… Averaged 9.795 on floor in five meets... Earned academic all-MRGC honors and was a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in the all-around for Idaho Elite Gymnastics in Idaho Falls under coach Yuliya Brown... Was the 2015 Idaho State champion in the all-around and a four-time national qualifier... Graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Chad and Lori Ward... Has two brothers and one sister... Enjoys boating and shopping at Nike... Chose Utah State because of the coaching staff, the camaraderie of the team and it was close to home... Majoring in exercise science.
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