Award: Swimming, College
Location/Affiliation: Colorado State University
- CSU Record Holder
- Came Back From Two Surgeries
Maddie Ward is a student at Colorado State University (CSU) and she’s Sportswomen of Colorado’s 2019 winner for college swimming. Maddie is a record holder for CSU in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke as well as the 200 medley relay. Some may say she’s the fastest in the water!
But 2019 wasn’t just about speed for Maddie. It was also about resilience. After recovering from a severe injury that required two surgeries, Maddie returned to the pool and enjoyed another record-breaking season for the Rams. She lowered her mark in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, while also doing her part to lower the team’s 200 medley relay mark. She then went on to add the 200 individual medley standard to her resume at the Mountain West Swimming Championships. By the end of 2019 Maddie earned seven All-Mountain West swimming honors. What a record breaking recovery!