She's one of the key components to the Seminole Basketball team, helping the lady Noles to their first Elite Eight appearance in March of 2010.
Now heading into her last season for the Garnet and Gold, Courtney Ward has put the focus on the role she plays for her teammates.
" Just because of me being a Senior, just being an awesome leader out on the floor. " Says Courtney Ward.
In the 2009-2010 season, the FSU Point Guard proved she had her shooting motion down pat..scoring double digits in 23 games, and a career high 29 points against Virginia, so this off season Courtney took her focus back to the basics.
"Ball handling skills, because that's whats going to get me and my teammates better looks on the court,so just the fundamentals of the game." adds Ward.
This upcoming season will take the Noles to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam, and bring all the big names like Florida, Duke, and North Carolina, something Courtney thinks is an added plus for her and her team.
"Its just to our advantage, we play everybody here and they have to come to us so they have to come with the mindset of trying to beat us on our home court."