|Hometown:||San Leanardo, Calif.|
|High School:||Campolindo HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 MID MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN
2012 MPSF CHAMPION- 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 800 FREESTYLE RELAY, 200 FREESTYLE RELAY, 400 MEDLEY RELAY, 500 FREESTYLE, 100 BUTTERFLY, 200 BUTTERFLY
2012 MPSF SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
2011-12: Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:40.41), placed first in the 100-yard butterfly (52.98) – which qualified her for the 2012 NCAA Championships – brought home the championship title in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.16) and helped lead the Gauchos to victories in the 800-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard medley relay, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay at the MPSF Championships…Holds school records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.55), 100-yard butterfly (52.98), 200-yard butterfly (1:59.16) and 800-yard freestyle relay…Placed 29th in the 100-yard butterfly and 40th in the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Championships…Finished 106th in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
2011 MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION
2011 MPSF CHAMPION – 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 100 BUTTERFLY, 500 FREESTYLE
2010-11: Captured conference titles in the 200 medley relay (1:40.08), the 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the MPSF Championships…Set school records in the 500 free (4:48.60), 100 fly (53.83) and 1000 free (10:03.01)…Took second in the 1650 freestyle (16:49.91) and set a school record with her 1000 split…Helped the Gauchos to second-place finishes in both the 400 free relay (3:21.53) and 400 medley relay (3:42.12)…Took third in the 800 freestyle relay (7:22.23).
Attended Campolindo High School...Helped the Cougars to four-consecutive Diablo Foothill Athletic League Championships...Was an All-DFAL swimmer in 2008 and 2010...She is a nine-time high school All-American...Earned All-American honors three times in the 400 freestyle relay and twice in the 200 free relay, 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle...Helped set a school record in the 200 free relay...Named Most Inspirational during the 2009-10 swim season...Swam club for Orinda Aquatics under coach Ron Heidary...Was named the team captain and the 2009 Swimmer of the Year...Earned Scholastic All-American honors and was a two-year Scholar Athlete.
Andrea Michelle Ward was born on Aug. 9, 1992 in Castro Valley, Calif....Parents are Andrew and Debbie Ward...Has an older brother, Roger, and a younger sister, Emily...Intends on majoring in bio-physiology at UCSB with ambitions of becoming a physical therapist...When not in the pool, she enjoys playing the piano and spending time outdoors...Favorite movie is "While You Were Sleeping"...Enjoys the music of Switchfoot and Journey..."An Old Fashioned Girl" by Louisa May Alcott and the Bible are her favorite books...Names beating her rival high school by four points in a meet as her most memorable athletic achievement...Jesus and her best friend are her personal heroes...Was home-schooled through eighth grade.