MOTIVATIONAL MONDAYS // ANDREA "DRE" WARD
Swimmer, Surfer, Spin Instructor, Bio Major, and Outdoor Enthusiast
Dre is a former Orinda Aquatics swimmer & Campo Grad that left the Bay Area to leave her mark in Santa Barbara for the Gauchos. After completing four successful years at UCSB, Dre is continuing to chase her dreams in the pool and train for the 2016 Olympic Trials. At UCSB Dre was a 2012 & 2014 MPSF Swimmer of the year, multiple MPSF conference champion, and a 2014 NCAA Division 1 Championship finalist in the 100 Butterfly (4th place). She still holds multiple team records for the Gauchos and is 3 weeks away from completing her B.S. in Biology. She currently has an internship with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at UCSB and working as a spin instructor at Superior Fitness in downtown Santa Barbara.
What’s your favorite beach that you have been to: Serena in Summerland, CA
Who is your favorite athlete: Eric Liddell
What are 3 things on your bucket list: Fly in a hot air balloon, Skydive, Drive a Tractor
What’s your favorite JOLYN color: Beach
What’s your favorite JOLYN style and why: triangle top, gets the job done, holds everything in place without sacrificing cuteness
What motivates you: Scripture and just the opportunity to get better
What would you spend your last $10 on: a Chipotle burrito and a pack of Rain5 Cobalt gum
What activities do you do in JOLYN: Anything at the beach, surfing, river rafting rides, training
What is your signature dish in the kitchen: Tortillas! Taught by my Abuelita.
What is your favorite workout or gym exercise: Pull-ups. Guys in the weight-room get a little wide-eyed if you can rep em out.
What is your favorite holiday destination: anywhere with my family.
Any last words or testimonial? I love being outdoors. Whether it’s to train or just to have fun, I am often overwhelmed by the beauty in the world around me and reminded that it’s all a gift from God. I could do nothing without my faith and hope that through my life, I will be able to bring joy into the lives of the people around me.