OU Women's Gymnastics BIO
Hayden Ward
Player Profile:
Hayden Ward 1373303
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Norman, Okla.
High School: Norman North HS
Club: Dynamo Gymnastics
2011 - 9.875 - 9.875 -
2012 9.875 9.9 - - -
2013 - 9.9 - - -
2014 - - - - -
Career Highs

2014 (SENIOR)                                                                                                   
Academic All-Big 12 ... Suffered a preseason injury that prevented her from re-joining OU’s bars lineup ... Returned to competition in exhibition on March 7 vs. Arizona State, earning a 9.85.

2013 (JUNIOR)
HaydenbioCompeted on bars at seven meets ... Scored a 9.85 at NCAA Semifinal and a 9.8 at the Super Six ... Matched a career best with a 9.9 vs. North Carolina and Stanford ... Scored 9.85 on bars at No. 4 Alabama and at the Big 12 Championship ... Scored a 9.8 at No. 11 Georgia on bars in the season opener ... Competed at the NCAA Regional, scoring 9.8 on bars.

Competed in 11 of OU's 15 competitions ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on bars against Nebraska, Minnesota and Centenary on Feb. 3 ... Posted a career-best 9.875 on vault at Missouri on Feb. 17 and at the Big 12 Championship on March 24 ... Suffered a torn ACL during her bar landing at the NCAA Champaign Regional.

Posted a career-high 9.875 on bars at the NCAA Norman Regional on April 2 ... Won the OU award for Clutch Performance of the Year after scoring a 9.8 on bars during OU's NCAA Semifinal win Scored a 9.8 or higher in her final six bar routines of the season ... Posted a 9.75 or higher in 10 of her 11 bar routines ... Scored a career-high 9.875 on floor at Iowa State on Feb. 11 ... Competed on two events for the Sooners despite joining the team in late December following her high school graduation.

Level 10 gymnast out of Dynamo Gymnastics in Oklahoma City ... trained under the tutelage of Dennis and Shannon Harrison ... Three-time Junior Olympic National qualifier ... Placed eighth in the all-around and sixth on uneven bars at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas ... Finished sixth in the all-around at the 2009 JO Nationals and fifth on bars ... Was the 2009 regional champion on bars, placed second on vault and third in the all-around ... Two-time Oklahoma State Champion ... Helped her Region 3 team to back-to-back top-three finishes at Nationals.

Full name is Hayden Carol Ward ... Nickname is Hay ... Majoring in energy management ... Daughter of Holly Hopkins ... Graduated from Norman North High School in December 2010 ... Was a 4.0 honor roll student and a member of the National Honors Society and National Leadership Council ... Also recruited by Auburn, Arizona State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Stanford and Utah.

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