Jade Howard | #23 | G
Hometown: Salyersville, Ky.
Previous School: Berea (Magoffin County HS)
Major: Sports Management
Accomplished offensive player that comes to UWF after one year of experience at NAIA school Berea College.
2010-11: GSC East Player of the Week (11/17)... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Florida Tech/Carmax Holiday Classic.
12/3/10 - Howard scores a career-high 20 points in a 75-69 win over Eckerd
2007-08: (Berea College) Played at NAIA school Berea College in Berea, Ky.… played in all but one game and started eight times, averaging 20.7 minutes per game… Named to the All-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team… Four-time KIAC Player of the Week (12/31, 1/7, 1/21, 2/25)… Led her team in points per game (17.9), steals per game (2.6), and three-point field goal percentage (.349) and ranked second in assists per game (4.5)… Set the Berea school record for free throws with 112… Led the KIAC in points per game… Ranked 21st in NAIA Division II in points per game, 34th in assists per game, 36th in three-point field goals per game (2.2), and 38th in steals per game… Led Berea to a KIAC Tournament title and an appearance at the NAIA Division II National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa… Starred on offense and defense against Illinois Tech (12/1), scoring 25 and adding a season high eight steals… Hit six three-pointers and scored a career high 34 points against Virginia-Wise (12/28)… Notched a double-double with 28 points and a season high 12 assists against Milligan (1/3/08)… Scored in double figures in all but four games and 24 straight to end the season… Averaged 29.5 points over a four-game span from 12/28-1/5.
High School: Lettered in basketball and softball at Magoffin County High School… Earned numerous individual honors, including All-District, All-Region MVP, and All-State honorable mention… Finished her career with over 2,500 points, 1,000 assists, and 700 rebounds and was the school’s all-time leader in points and assists… Finished her career with five triple-doubles and two quadruple-doubles… Averaged 19 points, six assists, three rebounds, and three steals per game… Played in the Kentucky vs. Indiana and Kentucky vs. Ohio all-star games… Led the team to the school’s first ever district championship in 2003-04 and followed with titles in the next three years as well… Team won regional championship for first time in school history in 2005-06 and advanced to state tournament… Played catcher and center field for the softball team… Graduated with High Honors.
Personal: Daughter of Anthony and Mary Ann Howard… Has two siblings, Colby and Taylor… Comes from an athletic family, as her father, aunt, and three cousins played basketball, her mother was a cheerleader, her brother plays football, and her sister was on the dance team ... Also a cousin of Cris Collinsworth, a former wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and now an NFL broadcaster… Majoring in Sports Management… After graduation hopes to continue playing basketball overseas or in the WNBA… Has plans to pursue a master’s degree in Exercise Science and coach at the collegiate level… Lists listening to music, spending time with family, and riding four-wheelers and motorcycles as her favorite hobbies … has volunteered with Pride Community for trash pickup.
* includes statistics from Berea College
Career Highs Through 2009-10: (includes stats from Berea only)
Points: 34 vs. Virginia-Wise (12/28/07)
Rebounds: 8 (twice)
Assists: 12 vs. Milligan (1/3/08)
Blocks: 1 (twice)
Steals: 8 vs. Illinois Tech (12/1/07)
Field Goals: 13 vs. Virginia-Wise (12/28/07)
Field Goal Attempts: 25 vs. Virginia-Wise (12/28/07)
Three-Pointers: 6 vs. Virginia-Wise (12/28/07)
Three-Point Attempts: 16 vs. St. Louis Pharmacy (1/25/08)
Free Throws: 10 vs. Alice Lloyd (1/15/08)
Free Throw Attempts: 12 vs. Alice Lloyd (1/15/08)