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.
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.
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...Undecided on major.