February 2, 2016 - by

Courtney Ward Named 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Legend

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — Former Florida State Women’s Basketball point guard Courtney Ward has been named FSU’s representative for the 12th annual ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Class, announced on Tuesday by the conference.

The Legends will be recognized at the 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 2-6 at the Greensboro Coliseum. They will be honored at the annual ACC Women’s Basketball Legends’ Brunch on Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon.

The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 15 schools who have contributed to their respective institutions rich tradition.

 

Courtney Ward Named 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Legend

 

Ward contributed to the FSU program in many ways as a solid point guard from 2007-11. The native of Montgomery, Ala., was the floor general during a very important era in FSU Women’s Basketball history, guiding the Seminoles to two ACC regular-season titles and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2010.

While at FSU, Ward shattered the career assists record with 602, being the only Seminole not only to record 600 or more assists but also 500 or more dishes as well. She was lethal from beyond the arc, finishing second in program history with a 39.8 shooting percentage from downtown, which included going 50 percent as a sophomore.

Ward ended her FSU career as a two-time All-ACC player, establishing herself as one of the best point guards in the conference during her time in Tallahassee. As a junior she was the catalyst that helped lift the Seminoles to their first NCAA Elite Eight trip, scoring in double figures in 23 games, leading FSU in assists in 24 games and also leading the Seminoles in steals in 16 games as they finished with a then-school record 29 wins.

Ward finished her solid career averaging 8.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists. She is employed by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and serves as the head girls basketball coach at Sidney Lainer High School.

Tickets for the ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Brunch are $35 each.  Information on purchasing tickets may be obtained at the official ACC website: http://theacc.co/WBB16LEGENDSTIX.

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