Taylor Ward

Class Sophomore
Hometown Land O' Lakes, Fla.
High School Land O' Lakes
Major Undeclared

As a Freshman (2019-20)
• Competed in six regular season meets as a freshman
• Placed second in the 500 free (5:06.69) in first collegiate meet against SEC opponent Alabama
• Earned a collegiate best time in the 500 free against Florida Gulf Coast (5:01.01) to place second in the event
• Raced in two events at the 2020 SEC Championships
• Earned a season best in thee 50 free (24.44) at the SEC Championships

The Ward File
• Competed for Lake O’ Lakes High School under head coach Robin Hilginberg
• Plans to major in Human Organization and Development at Vanderbilt
• High school team named 2015-17 Conference Champions
• Named District Champions 2015-18
• Regional Runner-Ups 2015-18
• Scholastic All-American
• All-American Automatic
• Varsity Captain
• 2015 SAC Swimmer of the Year
• 2015 Pasco Swimmer of the Year
• 2018 FHSAA Class 2A State Champion in 500 free
• 2016-17 All-Conference First Team
• Holds school record in 200 free, 500 free and 100 back
• Earned four varsity letters in swimming
• 2017 and 2018 Swim and Dive Captain
• Favorite swimmer is Katie Ledecky
• Favorite thing to do away from the pool is try new restaurants
• Favorite aspect of Nashville is the country music
• Chose to attend Vanderbilt because of its prestigious academics balanced with SEC athletics