Freed-Hardeman University announces signing of dual-sport athlete Tori Ford


The Freed-Hardeman University women’s soccer and track and field teams signed of Tori Ford from Marshall County High School. Ford will begin this fall as a freshman for the Lady Lions and will also participate in track and field for coach Derrick Spradlin next spring.
Ford was a midfielder at Marshall County High School while also playing at defender. The Benton, Kentucky, native was a standout for both programs in high school and currently preparing for her final track season. In soccer, Ford was named to the All-Region second team in 2018 and 2019. Marshall County was three-time district and region champion during her high school career.
In track, she anchored the first place 4X800 meter and 4X400 meter teams at regionals in 2019. She finished third at regionals her junior year in the 400-meter race with a time of one minute. Marshall County finished second at regionals last year and Ford anchored the 4×400 meter team at state in 2017 and 2018.
“We are really excited to have Tori coming to play soccer at Freed-Hardeman,” coach Jason Elliott said. “She is a great athlete and one who will really develop at this level. She impressed us with her movement without the ball, vision and speed. Tori will be a leader on campus and comes from a great family. Her ability in track will also help that program right way.”
Ford is the third signee for the Lady Lions Soccer Program for the 2020 season joining Katy Weddle (Temple High School, Temple, TX) and Zoe Stom (Calloway Co. High School, Kirksey, KY). Tori’s sister Jade is also on the FHU track and field team.