Tigers update record books in a plethora of categories following the 2016 season
Tigers have four players earn SEC postseason honors
Melero, Estell, Carosone & Howard each earn postseason honors
Loss eliminates Tigers from SEC Tournament contention
Tigers and Razorbacks play at 1 p.m. Saturday
6-8-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Final Game
6-7-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Championship Game Two
6-5-2016 FSU vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series
6-4-2016 UGA vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series
5-31-16 Auburn Softball Trip to Oklahoma City and Practice
WCWS All-Tournament Team (2016)
NFCA All-Region First Team (2016)
SEC All-Tournament Team (2016)
Preseason All-SEC (2016)
NFCA Third Team All-American (2015)
NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region (2015)
Capital One Academic All-American Third Team (2015)
Capital One Academic All-District (2015)
All-SEC Second Team (2015)
SEC All-Defensive Team (2015)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2013)
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Set two single-season individual program records and one career mark… bested her previous program record with 96 hits in a Tiger all-time high 246 at-bats… left the program with the most triples in a career with 11… played and started in 69 contests… maintained a .390 batting average and touted 12 extra-base hits, including six doubles, four triples and two home runs… crossed the plate a team-best 78 times and added 42 RBI… slugged at a .472 clip and held a .443 on-base percentage… paced the team with a perfect 11-for-11 performance in stolen base attempts… recorded 87 putouts in the outfield… named to the NFCA All-Region First Team… tabbed as a SEC All-Tournament Team performer… selected to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team… chosen as a Preseason All-SEC honoree… named Academic All-SEC. Game Highlights: Tallied nine hits, including a double, and posted five RBI and eight runs scored in the opening weekend (2/12-2/14)… went 2-for-3 with a double and crossed the plate once at UCF (2/17)… tallied four hits, including a double and a triple, added four RBI and scored three times versus DePaul (2/20)… went 2-for-2 with three runs and a walk against Fordham (2/21)… hit 5-for-7 with six RBI and three runs versus Boston College (2/25-2/26)… laced six hits with six RBI and four runs in a trio of contests with St. John’s (2/27), Western Illinois (2/27) and Indiana State (2/28)… touted a 7-for-8 day with three RBI and two runs against Murray State (3/5) and Bryant (3/5)… racked up a pair of hits, including a triple in a doubleheader versus Georgia State (3/6)… scored six times and reached base safely on four hits in two contests with Tennessee State (3/9)… went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs at Samford (3/16)… combined for seven hits, including a double, at Kentucky (4/1-4/3)… secured a pair of singles at UAB (4/13)… picked up a base knock in all three games at Arkansas (4/15-4/17)… tallied six hits, including a double and a triple, to go along with four runs and an RBI against Georgia (4/22-4/24)… laced four hits versus Texas A&M (5/6-5/8)… racked up five hits, including first career home run, three runs and two RBI in the SEC Tournament (5/13-5/14)… hit first career grand slam in NCAA Regional finale versus Jacksonville State (5/22)… crossed the plate five times to open the Women’s College World Series against UCLA (6/2) and Georgia (6/4)… touted a 4-for-5 performance that included a triple and three runs scored versus Oklahoma (6/7).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Auburn's everyday left fielder in 2015, starting all 67 games and batting .415, good for second on the team...finished the year with a team-high 86 hits with 72 runs scored, seven doubles, six triples and 25 RBI, all new career-highs for total in a single-season...had one of the best on-base percentages in the nation (.525), walking 43 times with eight hit by pitches...reached base in the first 52 games of the season before having the streak snapped in the final series of the regular-season...the streak was among the longest in the nation...one of three Auburn players named an NFCA All-American making the third team and becoming the eighth Auburn player ever to be named an All-American in program-history...was also named a second team All-SEC player, the first all-conference distinction of her career, along with being named to the SEC All-Defensive Team...was flawless in left field, making no errors and part of five outfield assists and one double play...her .413 average during the season made her one of just ten players in the SEC to hit .400 or higher...her six triples set a new Auburn single-season record and gives her seven for her career, just one off the school career record...hit .384 in SEC play with 28 hits, two triples and six RBI...hit .250 in the Women's College World Series with four hits and one run scored...named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team, becoming the third Auburn player to ever be named an academic all-american in program history. Game Highlights: Started the year strong, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs vs. Troy (2/5)...opened the season with nine hits over the first four games, three each vs. Troy (2/5), UAB (2/6) and George Washington (2/7)...tied a career-high four hits in a 4-for-4 vs. Kentucky (3/21), scoring one run and plating one RBI...tied a career-high three runs scored twice during the season coming vs. Georgia State (2/12) and vs. Arizona (3/6) at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif...tied a team-high 16-game hitting streak during the non-conference season, spanning from the Chattanooga game (2/8) to the game vs. SIUE (2/28)...went 2-for-4 vs. South Alabama (5/17) in the NCAA Regional final with 2 RBI, helping Auburn reach its first-ever NCAA Super Regional.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Appeared in all 62 games as the starting left fielder...batted .277, fifth-highest on the team...finished the year with 40 runs scored, 38 hits and 19 walks...went 3-for-3 in stolen bases and had a .379 on-base percentage...had a .975 fielding percentage with only two errors and four assists...was also part of one double-play...turned up her play against SEC opponents...as a lead-off batter in an inning, Howard batted .354 (17-for-48) and had six sacrifice hits. Game Highlights: Did not record first hit of year until going 1-for-2 with two runs scored against Winthrop (2/18)...season-high six-game hitting streak starting with a 1-for-3 game vs. Georgia (4/19), and lasting until another 1-for-3 game vs. Texas A&M (4/27)...during the streak, Howard went 4-for-4, a career-high, vs. Georgia (4/20), scoring one run in the game...was three of Auburn's team-record 13 walks vs. Syracuse (3/1) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic...the three walks tied a career-high...also had two RBI against the Orange in the same game, setting a new career-high.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 51 games with 48 starts ... hit .310 with 33 runs, four doubles, one triple and eight RBI ... started all 24 SEC games, hitting .310 with three doubles, one triple and two RBI ... scored in eight straight games from March 29 to April 10 ... had eight multi-hit games with six coming in final 18 games of season ... set single-game high with three hits in game two vs. South Carolina ... did not make an error in CF in SEC play ... went 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts ... the .310 batting average was eighth-best for an Auburn freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Al Butler ... hit .656 with .706 on-base percentage, 69 stolen bases as a senior ... also posted 28-8 record with 1.63 ERA with 266 strikeouts in senior year ... helped lead Bryan Count to 2011-2012 region championships ... three-time Region 3A Player of the Year (2009-11) and the Region A State Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011... holds the state record for hits in a season (80), stolen bases in a season (43) and career hits (243) ... lettered four years in softball, basketball, cross country and track and field.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Christie and Steve Howard ... has one sister, Samantha ... major:Integrative Biology