Senior (2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Appeared in two games -- as a pinch hitter against Ohio (Feb. 13) and at catcher against Villanova (March 4).
Junior (2010) ... Appeared in a career-high four games, primarily as a pinch hitter ... Also appeared behind the plate in the seventh inning at Indiana-2 (April 8), registering one putout ... Tallied first collegiate run scored in the fifth inning against #9 Alabama at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27) ... Took at-bats against Utah (March 19), Wisconsin (April 3) and Indiana-2.
Sophomore (2009) ... Appeared in two games, coming off the bench as a pinch hitter ... Took first collegiate at bat and made collegiate vs. Tennessee Tech at the Louisville Tournament (March 8) ... Earned a spot on U-M roster during 2008 fall open tryouts.
Freshman (2008) ... Did not play softball.
Prep ... Graduated from Lakeland High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... President's Award for Education Excellence ... Michigan all-state first team pick (2007) ... Two-time All-Kensington Valley Conference first team selection (2005, '07) ... Lakeland HS twice earned Michigan state runner-up honors during her tenure (2006, '07) ... Also participated in volleyball.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in psychology... Born on February 5, 1989 ... Daughter of Wendell of Rita Ward.
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