She was injured the summer before her junior year and was unable to play that season but still attended practice and games.
“I fought back through physical therapy and intense conditioning, once again earning back my spot as starting pitcher my senior year,” she wrote.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, Teen Volunteers, Teen Advisors of Norman, the Norman Youth Council, the Norman North Link Crew and Distributive Education Clubs of America.
She received the Norman North Fastpitch Softball MVP award, was honorable mention for All Conference Fastpitch Softball and was the Norman Athletic Association’s Outstanding Female Athlete Award. She has been listed on the honor roll each semester of high school and has been selected for 4REAL and Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Wardlow has volunteered with Special Olympics, the Josh Heupel Foundation, reading to children, Stuff the Bus, Operation Christmas Child with Bethel Baptist Church, Mu Alpha Theta, Bridges and CCFI and has helped host foreign students for Thanksgiving dinner.
She plans to play softball at Seminole State College. If her back injury does not allow her to play softball, she will consider attending OU or Oklahoma Baptist University. She would like to work as a police officer.