- Colleen Ward
- 6' 2"
- Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)
Club: Sports Performance
Major: Elementary Education
As A Sophomore (2009)
An All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection in 2009 ... Played in all 108 sets and 31 matches as a sophomore ... Ranked second on the team and 10th in the Southeastern Conference in kills per set with 3.09 ... Posted double-figure kills in 18 of 31 matches during the season ... Named to the All-Tournament Teams of both the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational and the 31st Community Bankers Classic ... Had a breakout season, credited in large part to her strides in the weight room during the offseason that allowed her to rank fourth on the team in blocks per set with 0.57 ... Recorded four double-doubles during the 2009 season ... Charted eight kills and four digs vs. No. 1 Penn State in the NCAA Regional Semifinal ... Posted eight kills on .300 hitting with four digs and three blocks vs. FIU in the NCAA Second Round (12/4/09) ... Led the Gators with a match-high 14 kills on .393 hitting vs. College of Charleston (12/3/09) in the NCAA First Round ... Tallied nine kills on .444 hitting vs. South Carolina (11/27/09) ... Charted 14 kills on .324 hitting with a career-high 18 digs in leading Florida to an upset of No. 10 Kentucky (11/22/09) ... Posted 11 kills and seven digs vs. No. 19 LSU (11/13/09) ... Charted a match-high 12 kills on .455 hitting with nine digs for a match-high 14.0 points against Auburn (11/8/09) ... Had 11 kills to complement 11 digs in a three-set sweep of Mississippi State (11/1/09) ... Tallied six kills to complement four digs and three blocks vs. Ole Miss (10/25/09) ... Had nine kills on .333 hitting against Arkansas (10/23/09) ... Posted a match-high 12 kills on .435 hitting with four digs and three blocks in a three-set sweep of Auburn (10/16/09) ... Had a match-high 14.5 points vs. the Tigers ... Recorded a career-high 18 kills on .352 hitting with seven digs at South Carolina (10/7/09) ... Tallied 12 kills to complement seven digs vs. No. 15 Kentucky (10/2/09) ... Highly efficient in the team’s 3-0 sweep of Alabama (9/27/09), charting 14 kills on 21 swings with no errors for a career-best .667 hitting efficiency with six digs and four blocks ... Chipped in 11 kills on .286 hitting with three service aces, seven digs and two blocks in a three-set sweep of Mississippi State (9/25/09) ... Led the Gators with 14 kills on .448 hitting in a road sweep of Arkansas (9/20/09) ... Tallied 14 kills to complement five digs and a career-high-tying five blocks at Ole Miss (9/18/09) ... Tied her then-career high with 16 kills to complement three blocks for a squad-best 17.5 points per set in a win at South Florida (9/11) ... Posted a team-high 14 kills in the team’s 3-1 win against Pacific (9/5/09) in the championship of the 31st Community Bankers Classic ... Led Florida in kills with a career-high 16 to complement six digs and three blocks vs. then-No. 11 Stanford (9/4/09) ... Recorded her second consecutive double-double with 15 kills, four blocks and a career-high 13 digs vs. Florida State (8/31/09) ... Registered her first career double-double vs. Colorado (8/29/09), charting 12 kills on .455 hitting with a then-career-high 11 digs for 14.0 points ... Had a remarkable third set vs. the Buffaloes with eight kills on 10 swings for an .800 hitting efficiency in that set alone ... Tallied 10 kills on .421 hitting with two blocks vs. UNLV (8/28/09).
As A Freshman (2008)
A 2008 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team member ... The SEC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 22 and Nov. 3 ... Played in each of the team’s 31 matches, ranking third on the squad in kills with 2.30 per set … Third on the team in points with 2.74 … One of the Gators’ most consistent performers, charting seven or more kills in 21 of the team’s 31 matches … Fourth on the team in service aces with 17 … Registered seven kills on .429 hitting with six digs and 7.0 points vs. Colorado State in the NCAA Second Round (12/6) ... Had 13 kills with four digs and two blocks for 15.0 points at South Carolina (11/26) ... Tallied nine kills with four digs and 10.5 points vs. Alabama (11/23) ... Finished with 11 kills and 12.5 points vs. Tennessee (11/14) ... Tallied eight kills with four digs and two blocks for 11.0 points in a three set win vs. Arkansas (11/2) ... Had eight kills on 15 swings with no errors for a .533 hitting efficiency to complement four digs vs. Ole Miss (10/31) ... Registered nine kills and tied her career highs in service aces (3) and digs (9) in a five-set win at LSU (10/24) ... Had seven kills on a career-best .636 hitting in a road win against Auburn (10/17) ... Registered 10 kills on .409 hitting with a career-high five blocks vs. South Carolina (10/15) ... Had eight kills and eight digs in a hard-fought four-set road win at Alabama (10/3) ... Also passed for a 1.000 efficiency in 21 reception attempts against the Crimson Tide ... Tallied 11 kills on .364 hitting with five digs and 11.5 points at Ole Miss (9/28) ... Charted a career-high 15 kills on .375 hitting with six digs and three blocks vs. LSU (9/21) ... Registered a match-high 10 kills on .300 hitting with seven digs in the SEC opener vs. Georgia (9/19) ... Tallied four kills and five digs at No. 21 Colorado State (9/13) ... Finest offensive match in a Florida uniform to date came vs. Colorado (9/11), when she tallied a career-high 14 kills on .278 hitting with five digs and two blocks for a career-best 15.5 points ... Had seven kills with no errors for a .467 hitting percentage with four digs at Florida State (9/8) ... Recorded seven kills against Long Beach State (9/6) ... Tallied a career-best eight kills on a personal-best .583 hitting vs. Jacksonville (9/5) ... Also had four digs and two blocks in the match vs. the Dolphins.
Prior to Florida
Ranked as the nation’s No. 7 recruit by PrepVolleyball.com … A first-team PrepVolleyball.com and Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All- American in both 2006 and 2007 … A four-time AAU All-American … A 2008 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection … Named Naperville Sun Player of the Year in 2007 … A three-time Chicago Tribune all-state honoree, including first-team selections following her junior and senior seasons … Received Chicago Sun-Times all-city recognition in 2006 and 2007 … Four-time member of the Daily Herald all-area squad, heading the class as honorary captain in 2007 … A finalist for PrepVolleyball.com Freshman of the Year in 2004 … Member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 2006 and 2007 … Played on the gold medal winning USA squad at the 2006 NORCECA Championships … Teamed with fellow Gator Kelly Murphy to lead Team USA to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 FIVB Junior World Championships … Helped guide Sports Performance to the 18-Open national title at the 2007 Junior Olympics, a year after leading the club to the 16 Open championship … Sports Performance claimed the 2008 Junior Volleyball Director’s Association national championship … Helped orchestrate three consecutive AAU national championships for Sports Performance from 2006-08, as the club team compiled an 84-0 record since it was assembled when its members were 16 years of age … Finished her career fifth all-time in the state of Illinois with 1,551 kills.