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Madison Ward
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Madison Ward 1373269
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lawton, Okla.
High School: Cache

2015 (RS-Junior)
Started in 25 matches and averaged 2.95 kills and 2.60 digs per set, while hitting .202... reached double figures in kills 18 times and posted nine double-doubles... named to the Omni Hotels Classic (8/28-29) and NIKE Invitational (9/3-5) All-Tournament Teams... registered a career-high eight blocks to go with nine kills and 10 digs against San Diego (8/29)... recorded first double-double of the season in a 14-kill, 10-dig effort at Colorado (8/29)... tallied a career-high 22 kills and hit .304 with 13 digs and matcehd her career-high in blocks at eight against North Texas (9/4)... went for 11 kills and hit .276 against No. 3 USC (9/17)... totaled 18 kills and 12 digs, while hitting .306 at Texas Tech (9/23)... picked up a career-high 24 digs and chipped in with 14 kills and six blocks at TCU (10/7)... collected 23 digs at Iowa State (10/31)... hit .320 with 11 kills in a sweep at Baylor (11/15)... posted 12 kills and hit .300 with nine digs against No. 3 Texas (11/27).

2014 (RS-Sophomore)
AVCA All-Southwest Honorable Mention… Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection… Started 26 matches for the Sooners and saw action in 96 total sets… Two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (10/6, 11/3)… Named to the Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament Team… Totaled eight double-doubles on the season, the second most on the team… Finished the season second on the team in total kills with 296, averaging 3.08 per set… Third in digs with 234 for a 2.44 per set average… Notched 16 double-digit kill matches … Totaled 51 kills and 27 digs in three matches during the Active Ankle Challenge Tournament, including an 18 and 16 effort against No. 10 Florida (8/30) in the final match… Posted 10 kills, 15 digs and three total blocks against SMU (9/6)… Recorded a season-high five total blocks against CSUN (9/10), while also posting a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs… Served a season-high four aces against UALR (9/11)… Over her last 13 starts of the season, totaled 177 kills, while topping 15 in a match seven times… Led the Sooners to a five-set win over Kansas (9/27) with 18 kills and a team-high 15 digs… Led OU in both kills and digs with 18 and 11 in a sweep of TCU (10/1)… Posted season-highs in kills and hitting percentage in a win over West Virginia (11/1) with 21 and .679, respectively… Recorded a season-high 18 digs against Iowa State (11/12) with 12 kills for a double-double.

2013 (RS-Freshman)
All-Big 12 Freshman Team… Started 20 matches in 2013 and took the court for 86 sets in 26 matches… Notched eight kills on 15 attacks and added three blocks in a three-set win over Missouri State (9/14)… Marked a career-high in blocks with five against Middle Tennessee State (9/14)… Notched 11 kills against No. 25 Iowa State (10/5) while also contributing six digs in a five-set win… Picked up her first career double-double in a 3-1 win against Kansas State (10/12) with 15 kills and 11 digs, both career-highs… Led the Sooners in hitting percentage with a season-high .478 in an 11-kill effort against West Virginia (10/26)… Tied with three other Sooners with 10 kills against TCU (11/13), also added three blocks, including one solo… Totaled six matches with double-digit kills, all of which came in Big 12 and post-season play… Finished the year fourth in kills with 159… Third in solo blocks with 11 and fourth in total blocks with 50… Tied for third with 196.5 points on the year… Finished with 78 digs and eight serve aces.

2012 (Freshman)
Appeared in 23 sets before being sidelined with a season-ending injury...Added two kills in OU's three-set sweep over New Mexico....Inked the first solo block of her Sooner career against Northern Colorado...Made her Crimson and Cream debut at the 2012 Nike Invitational starting every match and appearing in every set...Recorded a personal-best seven kills and four blocks against Tulsa.

High School
Prepped at Cache (Okla.) High School under head coach Stephanie Dilks...Played both outside hitter and setter...Named OSSAA Athlete of the Year...2011 All-State honoree...Named 2011 team captain...Team finished runner-up at 2011 state championship...Had 624 kills, 424 assists, 46 aces and 74 blocks as a senior...Bulldogs won 2010 state title...Earned Academic All-State honors in 2010 and 2009...Also participated in basketball, golf and track and field.

Played for Oklahoma Peak Performance for three years.

Madison Ryann Ward...Born: September 16, 1994...Parents: Stanton and Jennifer...Siblings: Morgan and Weston...Uncle, Joshua Thompson, attended Oklahoma...Major: Planned programming.

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