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Melanie Ward
Melanie Ward

Hometown:
Fairbury, Illinois

Position:
Forward

Women's Basketball (1992, 94-96)

Inducted: 2009

Two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection (1995, 1996) ... member of the 1996 Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team ... 1994 and 1995 team MVP ... two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District V selection (1994, 1996) ... two-time member of the Valley Scholar-Athlete Team (1995, 1996) ... during her junior season, led the Redbirds in points (421), field goal percentage (.542), free throw percentage (.793), blocks (16) and steals (45) ... fifth player in Redbird history to reach 1,000 career points as a junior and finished with 1,453 in her career ... owns the ISU record for single-season freshman field goal percentage (.574) and ended her career with a .534 percentage ... finished her career with 18 double-doubles, 589 field goals made, and 724 rebounds ... played just five games during the 1992-93 season and missed the rest of the year with a heel injury, but was granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA.