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Ward Named adidas? OVC Field Athlete of the Week
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tennessee State University senior Daniecce Ward was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

Ward, a native of Milwaukee, Wisc., owns two of the best jumps marks in the OVC after recording personal bests in the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational and the 13th Annual Ed Temple Classic.

 The senior placed third in the triple jump at the Christmas Invitational on Dec. 10 with a clearance of 38-8 ¾ (11.80m).

Last weekend, Ward recorded a leap of 18-9 ¼ (5.72m) at the Ed Temple Classic to claim the league's top mark.

As of Tuesday, Ward's distance in the triple jump and high jump rank 36th and 42nd, respectively, in the NCAA. Her cleared height of 5-4 ¼ (1.63m) in the high jump is fourth in the conference.  

The TSU Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles resume action this weekend, Jan. 13-Jan. 14, at the UNC Dick Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.