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
Tigers head to Arkansas for regular season finale
4-24-2016 Auburn Softball vs Georgia
04-23-16 Auburn Softball vs Georgia
04-22-16 Auburn Softball vs Georgia
04-20-16 Auburn Softball vs Florida State - Game 1
4-20-2016 Florida State vs Auburn Softball Game 2
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)
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...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...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.
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...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