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3 - Keli Ward
Keli Ward
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Nottingham, Pa.
High School: Oxford
Position: G

2008-2009: Enters her final year in the green and white as the top point guard in the Capital Athletic?Conference . . . is a dynamic player that makes all her teammates on the floor better . . . has fully recovered from a knee injury that hampered her early in her junior year  . . . possesses a great knowledge and understanding of the game . . . has an incredible knack for making the right play . . . a great rebounder despite her 5-7 frame . . . will be expected to become more of an offensive catalyst with the graduation of Kristen Daly . . . the coaches anticipate Ward shooting a higher percentage from the arc . . . is an outstanding free throw shooter who led the conference in free throw percentage last year.

2007-2008: Had another great campaign as she was named to the All-Capital Athletic?Conference squad for the third straight season . . . played in and started all 27 games during the year . . . averaged 14.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game . . . finished first in the CAC in assist-to-turnover ratio and free throw percentage . . . finished ninth in the conference in scoring, 17th in rebounding, ninth in field goal percentage,  second in assists, 11th in steals, third in three point field goal percentage, and tied for third in three point field goals made . . . became the 11th member of the 1,000 career point club in the February 23 win at Marymount . . . scored in all 27 contests and went for double digits in 22 games including a season-high 24 points in the February 20 win at Gallaudet . . . recorded four double-doubles including 15 points and a career-high tying 11 assists in the February 16 win over Wesley . . . registered a career-high six three pointers in the win at Gallaudet . . . Ward made at least one three point field goal in 21 games including the last 10 games of the season . . . broke the school record for career assists in the February 16 win over Wesley . . . she now has 426 career assists in 79 games.

2006-2007: Improved on her stellar freshman campaign, earning first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference accolades . . . played in 25 games starting 24 of those contests . . . averaged 14.1 points and seven rebounds per game . . . ranked sixth in the CAC in both scoring and rebounding . . . led both the Spartans and the CAC in minutes played with an average of 34.96 . . . shot a blistering 47% from the field and nearly 36% from beyond the arc ranking her fifth and third in the conference respectively . . . her 5.28 assists per game and 1.76 assist-to-turnover ratio were both league-leading statistics . . . was second on the squad with 98 free throw attempts . . . recorded her first collegiate triple-double in the February 8 win over Catholic with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists . . . tallied 34 points making 12 of her 18 field goal attempts in the January 5 overtime victory against Rowan establishing new career highs in all three categories . . . tied her career-best in assists with 11 on two occasions . . . pulled down 14 rebounds for a new career high in the November 11 win at Goucher . . . ranked in numerous other CAC categories including third in three-pointers made (42), seventh in blocked shots (0.72 per game), and eighth in steals (1.92 per game.)

2005-2006: Had a tremendous freshman year that saw her earn the Capital Athletic?Conference Rookie-of-the-Year award, the second straight year a Spartan earned the award . . . also was named to the All-CAC?Second Team . . . finished the season averaging 11.1 points, a team-leading 8.3 rebounds, and a team-best 5.4 assists per game . . . played in and started all 27 games for the green and white . . . she handed out 146 total assists and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.1-to-1.0 . . .  played a team-high 34.9 minutes per game . . .  also paced the squad with 54 steals while her 23 three-point field goals were second on the team . . . established a season-high with 24 points in the January 23 win at Elizabethtown . . . drained a career-high four three pointers in the February 15 win against Gallaudet as she went 4-for-4 from distance . . . pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds in the January 25 win at Gallaudet and then matched that total on February 1 at Goucher . . . established a career-high six steals at Rowan on January 7 and did it again two weeks later against Mary Washington . . . blocked three shots in the December 29 win over Susquehanna . . . played 40 minutes or more four times during the year . . . finished the season shooting a team-best 81.1% from the charity stripe . . . finished the season ranked all over the Capital Athletic Conference statistics as she was first in assists, first in assist-to-turnover ratio, second in rebounding, fourth in free throw percentage, fifth in steals, eighth in field goal percentage, tenth in scoring, and eleventh in blocked shots.

Personal: Is the daughter of Marc and Sherri Ward . . . born May 31, 1987 . . . is a Nursing major . . . played for Brian Urig at Oxford Area High School . . . was a 1,000 point scorer in high school, a mark she reached her junior year . . . earned second-team All-SCCL honors as a freshman and then was a first team selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior . . . earned All-Area honors as a junior and again as a senior.

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