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42 - Colby Heard
Colby Heard
Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
Year: SR
Hometown: Virginia Beach
High School: Tallwood
Position: F
Major: Business
  • "I made Virginia Wesleyan my top choice because I loved the atmosphere and it's a pretty great place."
  • Selected VWC over Barton College

VWC Career Statistics

YearGPGSFG/A3FG/AFT/AREBASTSTLBLPTS./AVG
2010-118 00x20x1
6x840126/0.8
2011-121005x60x01x2802011/1.1
2012-1329872x1290x037x68121121415181/6.2


Season Highlights

2012-13

  • Scored a season-high 17 points in an NCAA tournament victory (80-69) against Christopher Newport University, hitting on 6-of-7 field goal attempts; hit a season best seven field goals in a 79-66 win at CNU and again in an NCAA regional game against Williams College
  • Pulled down a season-best 11 rebounds in a 68-65 loss to Randolph-Macon College
  • Blocked a season-high three shots in the NCAA tourney game against CNU

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • TBA

Prep Accolades

  • Averaged 7.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game for a 20-6 Tallwood team as a senior
  • Helped guide Tallwood to a 20-6 record, the runner-up finish in the Beach District tournament and a berth in the regional tournament
  • Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance student

Personal

  • Son of Merry and Colby Heard Sr.; dad attended the Norfolk Seminary and Norfolk State University, mom attended Tidewater Community College
  • Has one sister, Simone, a student at Liberty University 
  • Enjoys the music of Drake and Big Sean and spending vacation time in Florida
  • A fan of the Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith and actor Will Smith
  • Favorites include the movie "Law Abiding Citizen"
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "I'm a very hard worker at all times."
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "The hype and the atmosphere."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "To become a better student-athlete and have a shot at winning a national title."
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Martin Luther King, Jr., because he was very influential on today's society."
  • The most influential person in my life is: "My parents."
  • People might be surprised to know: "I'm a laid back person and I'm a very funny person."

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