Women’s Basketball Player Brittany Ward

Danny De Los Santos

Standing at 5-feet-6-inches, SEU Women’s Basketball player junior Brittany Ward says she has always been a point-guard because of her height. What people may not know about Ward is that she is doing big things for her team and the entire athletic department as the organizer of community service for all athletic teams.

Daniel De Los Santos: Where are you from?

Brittany Ward: Flowermound, Texas

DD: What is your major?

BW: Communication and I’m minoring in Kinesiology .

DD: Do you have any post- graduate plans?

BW:  I want to try and play basketball overseas and then from there I’d like to try and coach as a grad-assistant.

DD: How long have you been playing basketball?

BW: I played like crap in second grade but I’ve been playing good since fourth grade.

DD: What is your most memorable basketball moment?

BW:  I would say my experience playing on a select basketball team where I got to play at the University of North Carolina on their court. We were the North Texas Shockers and my dad is the coach.

DD: What is something that many people may not know about you?

BW: I’m pretty cut and dry but I would say that I’m nerdy and I’m trying to read all the American classics in literature.

DD: Do you have a pre-game ritual?

BW: Yes, I like to nap on game days and then I do my hair, make-up, and I drink the same thing before each game. I drink a tropical energy Odwalla from the coffee shop and a zero sugar and zero calorie Monster. I listen to my b-ball playlist on my iPod and then it’s game time!

DD: How do you find a balance between the court and the classroom?

BW: It’s hard but my parents instilled in me that anything worth doing is worth doing right. If I’m going to be in the classroom or on the court, I’m going give it my all.

DD: How has community service affected you?

BW: What really started for me was Stacey Copeland’s impact last year. I realized that giving to others is hard to organize and hard to get volunteers, but it’s so rewarding in the long run. No matter how many hours go into it, the intangibles you get at the end of it are worth so much more.

DD: Aside from basketball, what other organizations or hobbies do you participate in?

BW: Community service and I like playing video games. My favorite game of all time is Army Air-Attack for Sega Dreamcast.

DD: What is your pet peeve?

BW: Being fake.

DD: Who is your biggest influence?

BW: Both of my parents.

DD: What is your favorite music genre?

BW: My favorite genre is R&B but I try to like all kinds of music but I really don’t like country. It makes me want to cry every time I hear it.

DD: The last good movie you saw?

BW: I’m too busy to see movies but I’d say Harry Potter 7.

DD: You were just named to the Capital One Academic All-District team. What are your thoughts on the award and what are some other achievements you’ve had in the past?

BW: I feel honored to receive this. It’s nice to be rewarded for something that you work hard doing year-round. I haven’t achieved all that I want to achieve yet. I’d like to continue with community service and instill in other people how important it is. There is a lot of kids out there that could use someone to believe in them. I think everyone deserves that.