Ward named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Ward named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Coast Guard Academy junior Kaitlin Ward has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week as she played a key role as the women’s basketball team picked up a pair of wins to even its conference record at 4-4 while improving to 6-7 overall.

After a loss to Babson, ranked 22nd nationally on Tuesday, Ward had nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals as Coast Guard beat Springfield 53-38 on Thursday. It was the Bears first win over the Pride since 2008, snapping a nine-game losing streak to Springfield.

On Saturday, Ward hit a critical 3-pointer with 23 seconds left as Coast Guard went on the road and beat Mount Holyoke 58-52. Ward led the Bears with 12 points to go with five rebounds.

The Bears have won back-to-back NEWMAC games for the first time since 2009. Coast Guard had gone 1-17 in conference play in each of the last two seasons.