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Andrea Howard






Albuquerque, N.M.

Previous School

La Cueva HS



Program leader in career home runs at 47 and in total bases with 380. Played in 222 games with 221 starts.

Career stats: 187 hits, 36 doubles, eight triples, 47 home runs, 147 RBI, 123 walks with a .313 batting average, .427 on-base percentage and .637 slugging percentage.

Where she ranks in career records: Career slugging percentage is second-best all-time, on-base percentage is fourth all-time, games played is fourth all-time. Career walks and runs-batted-in are second-most in program history.

Played in the Tokyo Olympics as a member of the Italian Olympic Team

SUPER SENIOR (2022): Started all 53 games at center field… tallied 57 hits, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 57 RBI, a conference-best 18 home runs, 43 walks (21 intentional), .875 slugging percentage and .531 on-base percentage, and had a .403 batting average … her 18 home runs and 126 total bases both rank third all-time in program history for a single season and her 57 RBI and 43 walks rank second in a single season… her .875 slugging percentage is the second-best in program history for a single season and her on-base percentage of .531 is the best in program record… led the MW in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, batting average and walks… tied for the league high in home runs and fourth in hits… selected to All-Conference First Team… named CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team… CosSIDA Academic First Team All-American… became the only two-time first team All-American in program history… eighth in slugging percentage, 10th in the NCAA in walks per game (.81), 17th in on-base percentage, 26th in RBI, 28th in home runs and 37th in total bases.

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!”