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#16 Brittany Howard
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Altos, Calif.
High School: Mountain View
Major: Science, Technology & Society
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As a Senior (2015) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• AVCA All-America third team
• AVCA All-Pacific North Region
• All-Pac-12 Conference
• Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 30)
• Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge All-Tournament team
• Started all 30 matches as an outside hitter
• Finished her career with 3,638, ranked eighth all-time in school history
• Averaged a career-high 3.05 kills and 3.56 points per set, along with 1.98 digs and 0.63 blocks
• Tallied 10 double-doubles on the year
• Totaled 12 kills on a .478 attack percentage and three blocks in the season opener versus Texas A&M (Aug. 28)
• Hit a match-high .462 (14-2-26) and recorded two solo blocks in the Pac-12 opener at Cal (Sept. 22)
• Registered 16 kills and a season-high five blocks in a win at No. 14 Arizona (Sept. 30)
• Collected her 1,000th career kill at Arizona State (Oct. 2), becoming the 17th player in school history to accomplish that feat
• Had 17 kills on .429 hitting and tied her season-best with five blocks versus No. 25 Oregon (Oct. 11)
• Recorded her 1,000th career dig at Utah (Oct. 16), becoming just the 10th Cardinal player to amass 1,000 career kills and digs
• Turned in a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs, hitting a season-high .565 at Oregon (Nov. 5)
• Tallied a season-high 15 digs to go with 10 kills for a double-double at No. 3 Washington (Nov. 12)
• Hit .550 and posted 12 kills and 10 digs in a sweep over Utah (Nov. 20)
• Recorded her 10th double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs on Senior Night versus Cal (Nov. 25)
• Poured in a career-high 22 kills on .404 hitting in a five-set win at No. 13 UCLA (Nov. 27)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

As a Junior (2014) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• Final Four All-Tournament Team
• All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention
• Preseason All-Pac-12 Conference
• Notched eight kills and nine digs in the season opener at Iowa State (Aug. 29)
• Tallied a career high five assists against No. 9 Illinois (Sept. 7)
• Posted a season high three aces in a sweep over Cal (Sept. 23)
• Had 14 digs in a sweep over Oregon State (Oct. 4)
• Recorded 11 kills, including the 700th of her career, and two solo blocks at No. 18 Arizona State (Oct. 12)
• Registered a season high six blocks in a win over No. 17 UCLA (Oct. 24)
• Turned in her first double-double of the season with 14 kills and 11 digs at Oregon State (Oct. 31)
• Posted a season high 16 digs and her 200th career block against No. 20 Arizona State (Nov. 5)
• Collected a season high 16 kills and nine digs against No. 16 Arizona (Nov. 7)
• Hit a season high .450 (10-1-20) to go with six digs and five blocks at No. 18 UCLA (Nov. 13)
• Tied her season high with six blocks against CSU Bakersfield in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 5)
• Turned in her second double-double of the year with 12 kills and 10 digs against Michigan State (Dec. 6)
• Totaled 14 kills and 12 digs for her second straight double-double in the regional semifinal win over Oregon State (Dec. 12)
• Recorded a team high 13 kills, nine digs and three blocks in the NCAA semifinal loss to Penn State (Dec. 18)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

As a Sophomore (2013) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention
• Played in 111 sets, averaging 2.74 kills, 2.65 digs and 0.71 blocks per set
• One of five Cardinal players who averaged at least 2.72 kills per set
• Recorded a double-double with 14 kills and a season-high 17 digs at then-No. 6 Texas (Sept. 8)
• Hit a career-best .800 (8-0-10) in a sweep over Air Force (Sept. 12)
• A career high four assists against Colorado (Oct. 12)
• A career high 17 kills and 16 digs against USC (Oct. 30)
• Led the team with 12 kills and a career-high seven blocks against UCLA (Nov. 1)
• Recorded her 500th career kill at Utah (Nov. 10)
• 11 kills and tied her season high with 17 digs against Oklahoma (Dec. 6) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

As a Freshman (2012) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• All-Pac-12 Conference
• All-Pac-12 Freshman Team
• Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (Nov. 5 & Nov. 12)
• Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 12)
• Competed in 121 sets, starting all 34 matches
• 2.36 kills and 2.73 digs per set
• Eight double-doubles on the season
• Seven kills and eight digs in her collegiate debut against Saint Mary's (Aug. 24)
• 12 kills and 19 digs for her first collegiate double-double at Penn State (Aug. 31)
• Went 12-0-29 for a career high .414 attack percentage versus USC (Oct. 10)
• Collected 21 digs in a five-set win over UCLA (Oct. 12)
• 12 kills and a career-high 31 digs, tying for the third-most in program history in a single match, against Washington (Nov. 8)
• Hit .316 with nine kills, six digs and two blocks in her first NCAA appearance against Jackson State (Nov. 30)

High School

• A 2012 graduate of Mountain View High School in Mountain View, Calif.
• Captained her team as a sophomore, junior and senior
• Team reached the semifinals of the state championships in 2009
• A three-time team MVP, she was listed at No. 12 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Ace list
• A 2011 ESPN and PrepVolleyball High School All-American
• A four-time Santa Clara Valley Athletic League first team selection and the league MVP in 2011
• A first team all-state pick in 2010 and 2011
• A four-time all-county and all-area performer, she was the San Jose Mercury News Freshman of the Year in 2008 and Sophomore of the Year in 2009
• A 2008 PrepVolleyball National Freshman of the Year finalist
• A three-time first team All-Daily News pick
• She is the all-time career kills leader at MVHS
• A four-time MVHS scholar-athlete, she was a first team PrepVolleyball High School Academic All-American in 2011

Club Competition

• Played for Vision Volleyball Club from 2005-12
• A three-time USAV Junior National/Olympic medalist
• A two-time USAV Junior National/Olympic all-tournament selection
• 13-time USAV Junior National/Olympic Qualifier medalist
• Seven-time USAV NCVA regional champion

National Team Experience

• A member of the U.S. Youth National Team
• A gold medalist at the 2010 NORCECA championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala
• A Women's International Junior Division gold medalist at the 2010 High Performance Championships in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
• Attended the 2009 USA Youth National Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs and competed at the High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With the USA A1 Select Team
• Won a silver medal at the 2008 USA A1 Select Team at the High Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz.

Personal

• Daughter of Steve and Eileen Howard
• Has an older brother, Brad, and a younger sister, Chloe
• Steve played basketball at Saint Mary's (1978-79) and the University of the Pacific (1980-82)
• Eileen was a three-time AVCA All-American middle blocker at the University of the Pacific (1981-84), and was a member of the U.S. National Team (1985-86)
• Brad played men's volleyball at Princeton
• Hobbies include swimming, ceramics, baking and nail art
• Full name is Brittany Anne Howard

Career Statistics

Season S K KPS E TA PCT A APS SA SE SAPS RE D DPS BS BA TOT BPS BE PTS
2012 121 286 2.36 73 937 .227 28 0.23 17 24 0.14 25 330 2.73 8 57 65 0.54 10 339.5
2013 111 304 2.74 77 922 .246 30 0.27 16 23 0.14 24 294 2.65 5 74 79 0.71 9 362.0
2014 126 278 2.21 76 917 .220 34 0.27 19 13 0.15 33 280 2.22 7 73 80 0.63 4 340.5
2015 110 336 3.05 74 862 .304 26 0.24 14 24 0.13 27 218 1.98 15 54 69 0.63 5 392.0
Totals 468 1204 2.57 300 3638 .248 118 0.25 66 84 0.14 109 1122 2.40 35 258 293 0.63 28 1434.0

 

Career Highs

Kills 22, at UCLA (11/27/15)
Attempts 62, vs USC (10/30/13)
Aces 4, vs. Army (9/13/13)
Digs 31, vs. Washington (11/8/12)
Assists 5, vs. Illinois (9/7/14)
Blocks 7, vs. UCLA (11/1/13)
Hitting Percentage .800 (8-0-10), vs. Air Force (9/12/13)
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