Kayla Ford
Kayla Ford


Wilmington, N.C.

High School:





Pirate Student-Athletes Ready For Graduation Weekend

More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises


ECU Concludes Season At C-USA Championships

Ladies place fourth, while men claim third-place


ECU Completes Day Two Of Competition At C-USA Championships

Women remain in fourth-place, but the men dropped to third


Pirates End Dual Meet Season With Sweep Of Charleston

Ladies finish the season 9-1 and the men post a 6-2 record


Dunsmore Wins Both Board Events, Pirates Sweep ODU, Campbell

ECU men improve to 6-1, while the women move to 7-1

As A Junior (2011-12)
Competed in 11 dual meets ... Finished among the top-15 at the Conference USA Championships in the 100 butterfly (12th), 100 backstroke (9th) and 200 backstroke (10th) ... Tallied 21 points during the championship meet ... Earned five medal finishes during the dual meet campaign ... Best finish of the season was second in 100 backstroke against Catawba and in the 200 backstroke versus Davidson ... Made the Chancellor's List during the fall semester and the Dean's List in the spring.

As A Sophomore (2010-11)
Missed the second half of the season due to injury ... Participated in five dual meets.

As A Freshman (2009-10)
Named the Pirates' 2010 Most Outstanding Rookie ... Set the ECU Freshman Record in the 200 backstroke ... 2010 Conference USA Championship Finalist.

Prior To ECU
Attended John T. Hoggard High School ... Swam for coach Brian Benfer of the Wilmington Waves ... Team MVP at Hoggard High School ... Named Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior ... Junior National Qualifier ... Scholastic All-American.

Pursuing a degree in psychology ... Born April 17, 1991 ... Parents are Kelli and Richard Ford ... Received C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades.

Ford's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet In The ECU Record Books
100 Backstroke 56.65 2/17/12 C-USA Championships 6th All-Time
200 Backstroke 2:01.32 2/27/10 C-USA Championships 3rd All-Time
100 Butterfly 56.94 2/17/12 C-USA Championships 9th All-Time