Skyhawk Women's Basketball | Jessy Ward - 21

PositionG
YearSenior
MajorExercise Science and Wellness
HometownClarksville, Tenn.
Height/Weight5-8

2015-16: Ward earned All-OVC second team honors...Named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week once...Played in all 30 games this season while earning 29 starts...Averaged 13.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists in 29.9 minutes per game...Scored 20 points or more on six occasions while notching 19 games in double figures...Scored career-high 29 points against North Dakota in the season opener (Nov. 14), marking 11 field goals and seven three-pointers...Ranks fifth in the country in three-point field goals made and three-point field goals per game...Posted 10 games with five made three-pointers or more, including two games with seven three-pointers made...Scored a four-point play at Morehead State (Jan. 9)...Tallied career-high nine rebounds at Murray State (Feb. 27)...Notched nine games with multiple assists and nine games with multiple steals...Played career-high 40 minutes at SIUE (Feb. 6)...Named to Preseason All-OVC and College Sports Madness All-Ohio Valley teams.

2014-15: Named to OVC All-Newcomer squad after playing in all 33 games while earning 32 starts for the Skyhawks...Named to College Sports Madness All Ohio Valley second team...Named OVC Newcomer of the Week two times...Averaged 10.9 points, 2.2 assists per game...Scored 360 points on the season, including 261 points from beyond the arc...Led the OVC in three-point field goal percentage (40.3 percent) and three-point field goals per game (2.64)...Scored 20 points or more three times against Pepperdine, Evansville and Tennessee Tech... Scored in double figures on 18 occasions while notching 15 points or more eight times...Dished out five assists or more six times...She tallied career-high 26 points at Tennessee Tech while tossing in seven three-pointers.

2013-14: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rule.

Before UT Martin: Played one season at Mississippi State, seeing action in 25 games...Averaged 1.8 points in 7.4 minutes per game...Scored five or more points on three occasions, including a pair of season-best six point games against UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 21) and Troy (Dec. 29)...Prepped  for Clarksville High School who was a three-star recruit and the 40th-best guard by ESPNHS/HoopGurlz...Finished her career with 1,714 points, the second-most in CHS history, and 222 three-pointers...Part of the Wildcats' stellar senior class that posted a 127-13 four-year record that included four district titles, two region titles, three sub-state championships and three state tournament berths...Tallied 12.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game during her high school career...As a senior, helped Clarksville hold opponents to a school-record 30.6 ppg after the squad scored a program-best 71.8 ppg her freshman season...Claimed all-district and District 10-AAA all-tournament honors her sophomore, junior and senior years...Named All-Region 5-AAA her final two seasons and Leaf Chronicle All-Area as a sophomore and junior...Named first team all-midstate and All-Region 5-AAA after guiding the Lady Wildcats to a school-record 37-1 mark in 2011-12, with the lone loss coming by four points in the state AAA semifinals...Won the sub-state, region and district tournament titles, in addition to a fourth-straight District 10-AAA regular season crown...Averaged 16.5 points and 2.6 rebounds while tallying a career-best 177 assists her junior season...Helped guide the 2010-11 Wildcats to a 32-4 record and a state tournament berth...Also led CHS to the state tournament as a sophomore, averaging 12.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Personal: Born on April 6, 1994...Daughter of Terry and Lisa Ward...Has one brother, T.J...Majoring in exercise science and wellness.



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