Ward Named MPSF/Turbo Female Athlete of the Week

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior Andrea Ward was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Turbo Female Athlete of the Week after winning three individual events and three more relays as UC Santa Barbara swept a pair of victories in last weekend's tri-meet against Cal Poly and Hawaii.

Ward won individual races in the 500 freestyle (4:55.18), 100 butterfly (55.31) and 200 butterfly (2:03.46). She was also a part of the Gaucho foursomes that won the 400 and 200 medley relays and the 800 freestyle relay. The San Leandro, Calif. native was also a member of the second-place 400 freestyle relay squad.

"Andrea had some great swims for this early in the year and is very deserving of this honor," said UCSB head coach Gregg Wilson. "This should be a very exciting year."

Ward and the Gauchos will return to the pool on Friday, Nov. 1 when they travel to UCLA for a four-way meet against the Bruins, Oregon State and Florida Gulf Coast.