Florida State senior forward Natasha Howard is one of 202 nominees across college basketball recognized for community service and volunteerism
Senior forward for Florida State women's hoops has one of her best performances in 30-point rout over the Hatters
Senior forward from Florida State women's basketball is one of 50 student-athletes named to the annual watch list given to the top player in the country
Senior standout for Florida State women's hoops is one of 30 candidates for the annual award celebrating loyalty and achievement for staying in school
The 2013 McDonald's All-American Game will air live on ESPNU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
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The Florida State women's basketball team versus Baylor in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
Honors Blue Ribbon Panel First Team All-ACC (2012-13) Coaches Second Team All-ACC (2012-13) ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 19, 2012) Coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC (2012-13) Third Team All-ACC (2011-12) ACC All-Defensive Team (2011-12) Full Court Press Third Team Freshman All-American (2010-11) ACC All-Freshman Team (2010-11) ACC Newcomer Watch List (2010-11)
2013-14 Preview Enters final season as a bona fide All-America contender and the ACC's active leader with 26 doubles-doubles - just five away from the Florida State school record of 31 set by Sue Galkantas (1981-84)...Has never missed a game and has started 94 of 96 career contests...One of just 10 Noles in the 1,000-point, 700 rebound club...Has 63 career double-figure scoring games, including seven 20-point contests...Has 30 career double-figure rebounding games...Howard's name is all over the FSU record books...Enters the 2013-14 season ranked 23rd in FSU history in points (1,136), 18th in scoring average (11.8), ninth in rebounds (740), seventh in rebound average (7.7) and fifth in blocks (110).
Junior Season (2012-13) Nabbed first-team All-ACC honors by the league's Blue Ribbon Panel and second-team all-conference accolades from the ACC coaches...Had 11 double-doubles, which ranked third in the ACC...Led FSU in rebounding (7.5) and blocks (1.5) for the second consecutive season...Ranked third on FSU in scoring (12.7), steals (1.8) and field goal percentage (.486)...Ranked fourth in the ACC in blocks and offensive rebounds (3.3), 10th in rebounds and 12th in steals...Increased her scoring (12.8), rebounding (8.4) and field goal percentage (.497) in 18 ACC-only games...Reached double figures in scoring in 26 of 33 games, including a pair of 20-point contests...Increased her scoring average for the third straight season, from 10.6 ppg in 2010-11 to 12.2 in 2011-12 to 12.7 in 2012-13...Her 49 total blocks ranked as the eighth-highest ever by a Nole in a single season...Led FSU in scoring in three games...Paced the Seminoles in rebounding in 17 contests and in blocks 17 times...Led FSU in steals in nine games...Hauled in a career-best 18 rebounds to go along with 18 points and three blocks at Georgia Tech (1/3/13)...Reached double figures in scoring in season's first seven games...Her 18-point, 11-rebound effort in her first game ever off the bench propelled FSU to a 31-point blowout victory over Florida in the season's second game (11/15/12)...Scored a season-high 23 points versus Stetson (Nov. 18)...Named ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 19) after averaging 20.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 3.0 spg in the victories over the Gators and Hatters...Tallied 17 points, 12 boards and four blocks in just 18 minutes versus Mercer (12/19/12)...Matched her career high with five steals and scored 11 points at UNCG right before winter break (12/22/12)...Opened conference play with three double-doubles in first four games...Had 12-10 versus Boston College (12/20/12) and 11-12 against Wake Forest (1/10/13) in addition to the 18-18 effort in Atlanta...Scored 20 points and grabbed nine boards versus Miami (1/13/13)...Had a six-game stretch in the middle of conference play that included five double-doubles, including a 12-11 game at North Carolina (1/27/13), a 19-11 effort against Clemson (2/3/13) and a 16-10 posting versus NC State (2/14/13)...Propelled FSU past No. 14 North Carolina with 17 points and 11 rebounds (2/17/13) and posted 15 points and 11 rebounds at No. 5 Duke (2/23/13)...Set a career high in blocks with five swats at Virginia (3/3/13) and matched that total in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Princeton (3/24/13)...Selected to the Preseason All-ACC team by the coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel prior to the start of the campaign.
Sophomore Season (2011-12) Captured third-team All-ACC honors, while leading the conference in double-doubles (12)...Led the conference in rebounding (9.4) in ACC games...Only Seminole to start all 31 games...Averaged 12.2 ppg and a team-leading 9.1 rpg, while shooting 48.7 percent (154-316) from the field...Led Seminoles in blocks (1.3 bpg) and steals (1.5 spg), becoming the first Nole to accomplish that feat since current assistant coach Brooke Wyckoff in 1998-99...Her 282 rebounds ranked as the sixth-most in FSU single-season history and her boards average (9.1) ranked eighth...Her 39 blocks were the ninth-most ever in a season by a Seminole, tying Britany Miller's total from 2005-06... Recorded 14 double-figure rebounding games and 21 double-figure scoring games, including three 20-point games...Ripped down a career-high 17 rebounds and scored 22 points versus Miami (1/15/12)...Scored a career-best 24 points while matching a career-best with nine field goals (on 16 attempts) and grabbed 13 rebounds against Akron in her home state (12/10/11)...Scored 20 points and nabbed 10 boards in just 25 minutes at UCF (12/30/11)...Opened the season with a double-double (10 points and 13 rebounds) versus USF at the WBI Tip-Off Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. (11/11/11)...Matched her career-high by drilling two three-pointers en route to 13 points versus Louisville (11/25/11)...Recorded 17 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and a career-best four blocks versus Alabama A&M (12/19/11)...Scored 17 points at Duke (1/13/12) and also at NC State (1/27/12)...Tallied 16 points and 14 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards, versus Virginia Tech (2/5/12)...Scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and recorded a career-high five steals at Wake Forest (2/9/12)...Had 19 points, on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting, and 13 rebounds at Miami (2/19/12)...Capped season with four straight games in double figures.
Freshman Season (2010-11) Named Third Team Freshman All-American by Full Court Press...Captured All-ACC Freshman Team honors...Extremely versatile swing forward, ranked fourth on the Noles in scoring (10.6 ppg) and second in rebounding (6.6 rpg), three-point percentage (.368), steals (36) and blocks (22)...Started all 32 games and averaged 25.5 mpg...Reached double figures in scoring 16 times, including a pair of 20-point games...Recorded three double-doubles and had five total double-figure rebounding games...Erupted for 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting in her first ever collegiate game against Alabama State (11/12/10)...Season-best 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting came against Arizona State at the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas (11/27/10)...Scored 13 points and ripped down 10 boards against Michigan State for her first career double-double (12/1/10)...Scored five points and grabbed eight boards versus Georgia in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament (3/22/11)...Scored four points and pulled 10 boards in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament against Samford (3/20/11)...Had nine points, nine boards, two blocks and two steals in a season-best-matching 36 minutes versus Clemson in the regular season finale (2/27/11)...Scored 17 points and snagged 10 boards in 30 minutes versus Florida (12/28/10)...Recorded six points, five boards and two blocks at defending national champion Connecticut (12/21/10)...Reached double figures in six consecutive games during the heart of conference play...Started the streak with 14 points versus Duke (1/14/11)...Scored 16 points at Clemson (1/20/11)...Tallied 12 points against Miami (1/24/11)...Scored 13 points and went 2-of-4 from three-land at Boston College (1/27/11)...Scored 10 points and grabbed a season-best 12 boards at NC State (1/30/11)...Had 15 points and eight rebounds versus North Carolina (2/2/11)...Also had a season-best three assists and four steals against the Tar Heels...Scored eight points and nabbed four steals versus UCF (12/15/10)... Scored 14 points and ripped down nine boards at Auburn (11/15/10).
High School Highest-ranked recruit in the history of the FSU women's basketball program...Rated the No. 2 player overall in 2010 signing class by HoopGurlz as a senior at Morrison R. Waite High School in Toledo, Ohio...Named 2010 Associated Press Ms. Basketball in Ohio, as voted by a state media panel...Named McDonald's All-American and captured co-MVP honors in annual all-star game featuring the nation's top high school basketball players...Led Waite High School to state runner-up finish in 2010...Averaged 24.7 points, 11 rebounds, 2.6 assists a game while leading her team to its first trip to the state tournament as a senior...Labeled the No. 3 player overall in the 2010 signing class by JumpOffPlus.com...Rated No. 5 player overall in the 2010 signing class by All Star Girls Report...Named a Second Team Division I All-State selection and First Team Division I All-Northwest Ohio selection by the Associated Press in 2009 and 2008...Toledo Blade's Girls Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2008...Ran track at Waite by competing in the 100m, 400m and 800m.
Born Sept. 2, 1991...Mother is Latasha Howard...Role model is Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant because of his work ethic and his role in giving back to communities...R&B and hip-hop music motivates her...Favorite food is pasta...Major is social science.