Emily Ward Wins LSU Women’s Basketball Scholarship – LSU

RED STICK –Emily Ward, a senior for the LSU women’s basketball team, received a scholarship from coach Kim Mulkey on Monday ahead of the team’s shoot in preparation for the season opener at 7 p.m. CT.

Coach Mulkey rounded up the team in the locker room before the shoot and surprised Ward.

Ward has been an extra the past three seasons for the Tigers, making 13 appearances. Coach Mulkey said Ward is one of the few she is confident can be wired to play all five positions on the court knowing what each position is responsible for.

Off the field, Ward has always represented LSU well. She is doing well in the classroom and has earned a spot on the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll for the past two seasons and was on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll as a freshman. Ward is on track to graduate with a degree in mass communication in December and plans to enroll in graduate school at LSU.

For the past two seasons, Ward has represented LSU women’s basketball on the SEC Basketball Leadership Basketball Leadership Council. Last year the board meeting was virtual and this year Ward traveled to Birmingham in September for a day of meetings at the SEC offices. The goal of the Leadership Council is for student-athletes to serve as a channel of communication between their teams and the conference office on matters related to the student-athlete experience, student-athlete welfare, and provide comments on the proposed rules governing the SEC and NCAA.

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