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Andrea Howard

Height

5-6

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Albuquerque, N.M.

Previous School

La Cueva HS

B/T

L/L

Currently 5th all-time in career home runs at 29 and in slugging percentage at .561 … sixth all-time in total walks at 80.
Played in the Tokyo Olympics as a member of the Italian Olympic Team

SENIOR (2021): Started all 46 games at center field … led the team in batting average (.336), slugging percentage (.728), hits (42), RBI (33), home runs (12), total bases (91), walks (21) and sacrifice flies (three) … led the Mountain West in home runs, tied for first in slugging percentage and total bases, tied for second in walks and tied for third in RBI … in just MW games, led the conference in home runs (eight), was second in slugging percentage (.809), third in total bases (55) and tied for third in walks (12) … was second on the team in on-base percentage (.427), runs scored (25), tied for the team high in triples (two) and third in doubles (nine) … produced 12 multiple RBI games and 11 multiple hit games … finished the season on a six-game streak of reaching base … twice hit two home runs in a game, the first time on May 9 against San Jose State and again two games later on May 14 at Utah State … tied her career high in hits with three hits at Fresno State on April 2 and again on May 14 at Utah State … recorded season-high three RBI in five games … towards the end of the season, hit a home run in four-straight games … named Mountain West Player of the Week on May 18 … named to the 2021 Academic All-District® Softball Team First Team.

JUNIOR (2020): Started all 26 games at center field … led the team in slugging percentage (.653), runs batted in (24) and home runs (seven) … second on the team in batting average (.306), hits (22), stolen bases (two) and total bases (47) … fourth on the team in walks (12), runs scored (16) and doubles (four) and fifth in on-base percentage (.398) … second in the MW in home runs, third in runs batted in, fourth in slugging percentage, sixth in total bases … fourth in putouts (50) … hit a career-high two home runs on Feb. 8 against Grand Canyon … tied her career high in hits with three against Northern Colorado on Feb. 28 … named to the Mountain West All-Conference Team… named a MW Scholar-Athlete and named to the Spring 2020 Academic All-Mountain West Team.

SOPHOMORE (2019): Played in 46 games, starting in all 46 in the outfield … totaled 24 hits, nine doubles, two triples and three home runs and 46 total bases … accounted for 25 runs and 15 RBI … Issued 24 walks … was 1-for-1 on steal attempts … fifth on the team in slugging percentage with .368 … third in runs scored … tied for fourth in home runs … second in triples and walks … tied for second in doubles … fourth in putouts with 97 … had a career-high four walks against UTEP on Feb. 8 … named CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and Second Team All-American … named UNM Scholar-Athlete and named to the All-Academic Team as the top academic performer on the team.

FRESHMAN (2018): Appeared in 51 games, while starting in 50 games …played primarily at first base but also spent time in the outfield … second on the team in batting average (.313), slugging percentage (.534), on-base percentage (.414) and home runs (7) … third on the team in hits (41), total bases (70) and fielding percentage (.987) … fourth on the team in runs scored (20) and runs batted in (18) … hit her first home run on Feb. 23 against George Washington … season-high four RBIs and seven total bases at Nevada on March 24 … season-high 13 putouts at UTEP on April 16 … All-Mountain West Second Team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, N.M. … 2016 Metro Champions … 2016 Junior All-American selection … 2016 Metro Player of the Year … First Team All-State in New Mexico … four-time First Team All-District … two-time All-Academic selection … was asked to play for the Italian National Softball Team … finished 13th at Nationals in the summer of 2016 with the Mizuno Storm.

ON WHY UNM: “I am very excited about signing with UNM because I feel like I am a part of a big, caring family. I am mostly looking forward to meeting new people who have the same goals and ambitions that I do. Go Lobos!”