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Shericka Ward

Player Profile
Hometown:
Leesburg, Fla.

High School:
Leesburg

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
03/30/1990

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

06/12/2012

Trio of Wildcats Earn All-America Honors

Reid and Ward garner second team accolades, Mimic is honorable mention

06/09/2012

Reid and Mimic Finish 10th and 17th, Respectively, at NCAA Championships

Pair of athletes for Wildcats each ran in national finals of the 5000 meters

06/07/2012

Ward Runs Personal Best Time in Semifinals of 100 Meter Hurdles

Ward registers time of 13.09, finishes fourth in her semifinal heat

06/06/2012

Ward, Reid and Mimic Compete at NCAA Championships This Week

Villanova trio returns to Drake Stadium in Des Moines for national meet

05/26/2012

Reid, Mimic and Ward All Headed to NCAA Championships

All three are returning to finals site for the third consecutive year

On Ward: Top performer among the Villanova group of sprinters throughout her career ... One of the most talented hurdlers in the country who was a consistent team contributor at the national level ... Three-time All-American.

2012 Outdoor: Ran a personal best time of 13.09 in the national semifinals of the 100 meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships, eclipsing a mark of 13.12 that she had set as a sophomore ... Entered the NCAA Championships ranked 17th out of 24 qualifiers for the semifinal heats and came in 10th overall in the semifinals ... At the NCAA East Regional placed fifth in her national quarterfinal heat (13.23) and was 10th overall out of 27 competitors to advance on time to the finals site for the NCAA Championships ... In the national first round at the East Regional she came in second in her heat (13.23) to automatically move on to the quarterfinals ... All of her success in the postseason came after she recovered from an injury midway through the outdoor season ... Earlier in the year competed in the 100 meter hurdles at the Texas Relays and was second overall out of 74 competitors in the preliminaries with a time of 13.15, at the time her second-fastest mark in collegiate competition ... Placed sixth in the finals (13.29) at the Texas Relays ... Came in fifth in the preliminaries at the Penn Relays (13.41).

2012 Indoor: First team All-American, All-BIG EAST and ECAC champion in the 60 meter hurdles ... Advanced to the championship heat at the NCAA Championships and finished in seventh place ... Lowered her personal best time on four separate occasions during the season ... Notched her current top mark of 8.16 in the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships and matched that time in the finals ... The progression of her top times went from 8.25 at the Penn State National to 8.23 in the preliminary heats at the ECAC Championship and then to 8.18 in the finals of the ECAC meet leading up to the national championships ... Was in first place at the ECAC meet after both the preliminary heats and the semifinals (8.28) before going on to capture the title ... Runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 8.38 and had the fastest overall time in the preliminary heats (8.32) at the conference meet ... Also ran the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, coming in second in the preliminaries (23.98) and then fourth in the finals (24.17) ... Led off the Wildcats entry in the 4x400 meter relay at the conference championships and helped Villanova finish in eighth place ... Between her two individual events and the one relay at the BIG EAST meet scored a total of 14 team points ... Opened the season by winning and setting meet records in both the 55 meters (7.07) and the 300 meters (39.61) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Won the 60 meter hurdles (8.43) and finished fifth in the preliminaries of the 60 meters (7.70) at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Ran a season-best time of 23.93 in the 200 meters and came in secind in the invitational section of the event at the Penn State National ... Also advanced to the semifinals of the 60 meter hurdles at that meet (8.25) ... Came in ninth in the 200 meters (24.09) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2011 Outdoor: For the second straight season advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100 meter hurdles ... Was the runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships and repeated as the ECAC champion ... In the national quarterfinal heat at the NCAA East Regional finished third in her heat and registered her top time of the season (13.19) ... Placed fifth in her national semifinal heat at the NCAA Championships ... Won the 100 meter hurdles at both the 46th Colonial Relays and the Mason Spring Invitational ... Finished in fifth place at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and placed fourth in the preliminaries at the Penn Relays ... Runner-up in the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Established a new personal best time of 23.30 in the preliminaries of the conference meet ... Took first place in the 200 meters at the 46th Colonial Relays, came in third at the Mason Spring Invitational and was seventh at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay at the ECAC Championship, where the Wildcats had the top time in the preliminary heats with a mark of 3:37.30 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the NCAA East Regional.

2011 Indoor: Was the runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships in the 60 meter hurdles (8.29) and also finished eighth at the conference meet in the 200 meters (24.45) ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors for her 60 meter hurdles finish ... Her time of 24.16 in the preliminary heats of the 200 meters was a season best ... Established a personal best time of 8.27 in the 60 mH in the preliminaries at the Penn State National and tied for fifth place at the meet ... Matched her time of 8.27 in the preliminaries at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and eventually finished ninth at the meet ... Registered wins in the 60 mH at the NYRR I meet and the Columbia Last Chance Meet ... Also won the 200 meters at the Columbia meet (24.54) ... Finished first in the 55 meters and third in the 300 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Her time of 7.12 in the 55 meters was a meet record.

2010 Outdoor: Won titles in the 100 meter hurdles at both the BIG EAST Championships and the ECAC Championship ... Followed up on her success in those meets by running a personal best time of 13.12 at the NCAA East Regional, which advanced her to the NCAA Championships meet ... Finished third in the 400 meter hurdles at the Villanova Duals ... Came in second in both the 200 meters and the 100 meter hurdles at the Colonial Relays ... Was the second collegian to finish in the 100 meter hurdles at the Miami Hurricane Invitational, where she was also third in her heat of the 200 meters ... Took sixth place in the 100 meter hurdles at the Penn Relays.

2010 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors with runner-up finishes in both the 60 meter hurdles and the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Those performances, plus running a leg on the fourth-place 4x400 meter relay squad, were instrumental in helping Villanova capture the team title at the conference meet ... Runner-up in the 60 meter hurdles at the ECAC Championship ... Tallied victories in the 55 meter hurdles at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Had a personal best time of 7.86 at the Albany meet ... Also registered wins in the 60 meter hurdles at the Penn State Relays and the NYRR II meet ... Won the 200 meters at the NYRR II meet ... Took fourth place in the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was sixth in the 200 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Placed fifth in the 60 meter hurdles and second in her heat of the 200 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Came in fifth in the 100 meter hurdles and seventh in the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed at the ECAC Championship in the 100 meter hurdles and placed fifth in her preliminary heat ... During the season posted victories in the 100 mH at the Pepsi Florida Relays and in the 200 meters at the Lions Invitational ... Was also third in the 200 meters at the Florida Relays and second in the 100 meter hurdles at the Lions Invitational.

2009 Indoor: Registered fifth place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships in both the 55 meter hurdles and the 200 meters ... Also placed third in the 60 meter hurdles at the ECAC Championship ... Made her collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and finished second in the 55 meter hurdles as well as third in the 55 meters ... Won her heat of the 300 meters, placed fifth in the 60 meter hurdles and sixth in the 60 meters at the Penn State Relays ... Came in third in the 60 meter hurdles at the NYC Gotham Cup and was seventh in the 55 meters ... At the Albany Great Dane Invitational came in first in her heat of the 200 meters and fourth in the 55 meter hurdles ... Finished third in her heat of the 60 meter hurdles at the Penn State National ... Took fifth place in hear heat of the 60 meters and first in her heat of the 200 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

USA and International Competition: In the summer of 2009 was the champion in the 100 meter hurdles at the 2009 USA Junior Championships and placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles at the Pan American Junior Championships.

Leesburg High School: Recipient of the Most Spirited Award in 2007-08.

Personal: Born 3/30/90 ... Youngest of five children of Leroy and Shirley Ward ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meters                      7.07       2011 Jack Pyrah Invitational
60 Meters                      7.70       2012 NYC Gotham Cup
60 Meter Hurdles               8.16       2012 NCAA Championships
100 Meter Hurdles (Non-VU)     12.97      2012 New Jersey International Invitational
100 Meter Hurdles (Villanova)  13.09      2012 NCAA Championships
200 Meters                     23.30      2011 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American                                     2012 (60 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST                                     2010, 2011, 2012 (60 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST                                     2010 (200 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-American                                     2011, 2012 (100 Meter Hurdles)
BIG EAST Champion                                2010 (100 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST                                     2010, 2011 (100 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST                                     2011 (200 Meters)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

100 Meter Hurdles                1st             2010 Outdoor
60 Meter Hurdles                 2nd             2010, 2011, 2012 Indoor
100 Meter Hurdles                2nd             2011 Outdoor
200 Meters                       2nd             2010 Indoor, 2011 Outdoor
200 Meters                       2nd             2012 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay                4th             2010 Indoor
55 Meter Hurdles                 5th             2009 Indoor
100 Meter Hurdles                5th             2009 Outdoor
200 Meters                       5th             2009 Indoor
200 Meters                       7th             2009 Outdoor
200 Meters                       8th             2011 Indoor
4x400 Meter Relay                8th             2012 Indoor
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