SENIOR (2010): Team captain.
JUNIOR (2009): Received the team's Most Improved award...competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...placed 23rd at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a season-best time of 22:43...that time was ranked fifth on the team at the 6K distance...clocked a time of 23:05 at the NCAA Regional Championships to finish 84th...opened the season with an 11th-place time of 15:39 (4K) at the Rust Buster Invitational...placed 55th at the Roy Griak Invitational behind a 6K time of 23:30...also competed at the Pre-Nationals Meet, recording a time of 22:54.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Participated in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...recorded a season-best 6K time of 22:45 at the Pre-Nationals Meet (191st)...finished 57th at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 24:08...crossed the finish line of the NCAA Regional Championships in 23:01 (99th)...finished 92nd at the Aztec Invitational with a time of 19:41.
FRESHMAN (2007): Competed in four meets, including the conference and regional meets...finished 36th at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 23:52...clocked a season-best 6K time of 23:18 at the NCAA Mountain Regional, placing 88th...was the Falcons' top finisher at the Wyoming Invitational, with a 2.5-mile time of 15:53 (13th)...placed 59th at the Aztec Invitational behind a time of 19:39.
HIGH SCHOOL: State College Area High School...three-time champion at the district cross country championships...won the 1600- and 3200-meter races as a sophomore and junior...also ran a leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay both years...competed for a track club during senior year...earned All-America honors in the indoor 5000-meter run...named a High Honor Student all four years...graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Kelly and Karen Ward...nicknames are "Warden" and "Big Kat"...has younger twin brothers, Kyle and Kendall...both parents graduated from Army and are still on active duty...family is currently stationed at West Point... majoring in English...sees a possible future in the Office of Special Investigations...enjoys salsa dancing, sleeping, eating ice cream and learning to dance hip-hop...member of Cadet Squadron 36.