Cardinal Knocks Off Sacramento State, 4-1
Stanford will play its final match of the season on Tuesday against Santa Clara
Stanford Takes Out USF, 4-1
The Cardinal will face Sacramento State at 3 p.m.
Sand Volleyball Outlasts Pacific, 3-2
Stanford's No. 4 pair Ajanaku and Luck remain undefeated
Sand Volleyball Sweeps Santa Clara
The Cardinal recorded its first sweep in program history
Sand Volleyball Splits at Sacramento State Tournament
Inky Ajanaku had 34 kills, 13 digs and 11 blocks in the two matches
As a Freshman in 2012: All-Pac-12 Conference ... All-Pac-12 Freshman Team ... competed in 121 sets, starting all 34 matches ... averaged 2.36 kills and 2.73 digs per set ... recorded eight double-doubles on the season ... tallied seven kills and eight digs in her collegiate debut against Saint Mary's (8/24) ... went 9-1-21 for a season-best .381 attach percentage at Hawaii (8/26) ... registered 12 kills and 19 digs for her first collegiate double-double at Penn State (8/31) ... recorded nine kills, five digs and four blocks in a win over then-No. 18 Florida (9/1) ... turned in a double-double versus Loyola (9/8) with 10 kills and 10 digs ... posted 13 kills to lead the team at Arizona State (9/30) ... registered her third double-double of the year with 14 kills and 13 digs in a win over then-No. 2 Oregon (10/5) ... went 12-0-29 for a career high .414 attack percentage versus USC (10/10) ... collected 21 digs in a five-set win over UCLA (10/12) ... tallied eight kills and 15 digs at Washington (10/19) ... finished with nine kills, seven digs and a career high five blocks at WSU (10/21) ... posted her fourth double-double with 10 kills and 14 digs to go with three blocks against ASU (10/26) ... led the team with 14 kills and 13 digs for her fifth double-double at OSU (11/2) ... tallied eight kills and four blocks in a sweep at No. 2 Oregon (11/4 ) ... recorded 10 kills, 12 digs and three blocks in a sweep over WSU (11/7) ... posted 12 kills and a career-high 31 digs, tying for the third-most in program history in a single match, against Washington (11/8) ... recorded a career high 15 kills to go with 22 digs at USC (11/15) ... tied her career high with 15 kills to go with nine digs and three blocks versus Colorado (11/21) ... hit .316 with nine kills, six digs and two blocks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Jackson State (11/30) ... posted eight kills, eight digs and three blocks against Western Kentucky in the second round ... recorded nine kills and 15 digs in the Regional Final loss to Michigan (12/8) ... named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (11/5 & 11/12) and Defensive Player of the Week (11/12).
2012 Match-By-Match Statistics
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 is currently a member of the Princeton men's volleyball team ... hobbies include swimming, ceramics, baking and nail art ... full name is Brittany Anne Howard.
Howard's Career Highs
|Kills||15, twice, last vs. Colorado (11/21/12)|
|Attempts||54, at USC (11/15/12)|
|Aces||2, 4X, last at Saint Mary's (9/15/12)|
|Digs||31, vs. Washington (11/8/12)|
|Assists||3, vs. Florida (9/1/12)|
|Blocks||5, at Washington State (10/21/12)|
|Hitting Percentage||.414 (12-0-29), vs. USC (10/10/12)|