WARSAW - Tiger Cross Country and Track & Field standout Emma Hayward signed a Letter of Intent to run next seasons for the Sycamores at Indiana State.
The senior standout was a four-year-letter winner for Tiger coach Scott Erba's cross country and track and field squads, reaching the state finals four times with the cross country squad. An All-State Academic Honorable Mention selection this past season, Hayward twice earned all Northern Lakes Conference honorable mention and each season concluded her years with her top times at the state meet.
While Hayward was able to find success on the courses and tracks for the Tigers, she was also able to master the twists and turns in the classroom, earning an 11.82 grade-point-average on a 12-point scale and is ranked in the top 7% of a class of 477 seniors.
A member of the National Honor Society, Hayward also served Tiger Athletics through her efforts with the Tiger Student Athletic Board. In the community, she served with the youth group at Winona Grace Brethren and as a volunteer with the Warsaw Community Church.
Hayward will run for coach Kyle Walsh while majoring in Elementary Education. The Sycamores belong to the Missouri Valley Conference.
Front Row (L-R): Brian Hayward, Emma Hayward, Michelle Hayward; Back Row: Dave Anson (WCHS Athletics), Scott Erba (WCHS Track and Cross Country), Kyle Hayward.