ATLANTA – Senior guard Taylor Ward has been selected to participate in the 12th annual WBCA ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ program to be held April 4-6 in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in Nashville.

"Taylor has great interest in becoming a coach, so this is a wonderful opportunity for her to learn a little bit more about the coaching profession," said Columbia head coach Stephanie Glance.

The objectives of the “So” program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women’s basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women’s basketball.

Ward, who is averaging 8.8 points, 3.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds, while leading the Ivy League in minutes played at 36.5 per game, is one of just 50 women’s basketball players across all three divisions of the NCAA to receive an invite to the program. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have exhausted her four-year eligibility, want to pursue a coaching career and hold a GPA of 2.5 or better.

About the WBCA

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit