33   Natasha Howard
Natasha Howard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toledo, Ohio

High School:
Morrison R. Waite

Height:
6-3

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
09/02/1991


05/05/2014

Natasha Howard Set to Make Preseason WNBA Debut

Former Florida State Women's Basketball star joins the Indiana Fever for the first WNBA preseason game of the 2014 season on Tuesday afternoon

04/14/2014

Natasha Howard Selected Fifth by the Indiana Fever

Former Florida State forward becomes the highest WNBA Draft selection in school history

04/11/2014

Howard to Attend WNBA Draft Presented by State Farm

Florida State women's basketball senior forward one of 12 elite college prospects who has been invited to Monday night's draft-day festivities

04/07/2014

Natasha Howard Earns Two More All-America Honors

Florida State women's basketball forward named to the WBCA Honorable Mention All-America Team and honored as a Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American

04/02/2014

Natasha Howard Earns AP All-America Honors

Senior forward becomes the 14th player in Florida State women's basketball history to capture All-America accolades

03/24/2014

Florida State vs. Stanford

Florida State vs. Stanford photos by USA TODAY Sports

03/22/2014

Florida State vs. Iowa State

Florida State vs. Iowa State

02/09/2014

Florida State vs. Boston College

Florida State vs. Boston College

01/23/2014

Florida State vs. Duke - USATSI Gallery

Florida State vs. Duke - USATSI Gallery

01/12/2014

Florida State vs. North Carolina

Florida State vs. North Carolina

Honors
-WBCA Honorable Mention All-American (2013-14)
-Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American (2013-14)
-Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American (2013-14)
-Wade Trophy Finalist (2013-14)
-All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel, Coaches, 2013-14)
-All-ACC Defensive Team (2013-14)
-All-ACC Tournament Team (2013-14)
-Naismith Trophy candidate (2013-14)
-Allstate Good Works Team nominee (2013-14)
-WBCA All-Region Player (2013-14)
-ACC Player of the Week (March 3, 2014).
-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)

Career
Leaves Florida State as one of the top players in school history...Established a school record 41 double-doubles, shattering the previous mark of 31 held by legendary player Sue Galkantas...FSU's all-time rebounds leader with 1,047, which is currently the 18th-most in ACC history...Second all-time at FSU with 1,811 career points...Third in school history with 186 career blocks, which is tied for 20th in ACC history...Sixth in school history with 209 career steals...14th all-time at FSU with a.516 career field goal percentage...One of just two Seminoles ever to win multiple All-America accolades...Known as a humble and unselfish player who did whatever was asked of her to help the team...Recorded a remarkable career after coming to campus as a freshman in 2010 with the pressure of being the highest-ranked recruit in program history.

Senior Season (2013-14)
Enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history that culminated with WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honors, Associated Press All-America honors and being a Senior Class Award Second Team All-American...Averaged 20.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.1 steals...Finished her senior campaign with a school-record 15 double-doubles...Scored 675 total points, which is the second-most in a season at FSU...Was the only ACC player to rank in the Top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, steals and blocked shots...In ACC play, she remarkably produced the highest single-game totals in four categories: Points (40 vs. Syracuse), field goals made (14 vs. Syracuse, 14 vs. Duke, 14 vs. Virginia, 14 vs. Miami), rebounds (22 vs. Duke) and free throws made (12 vs. Syracuse, 12 vs. Georgia Tech)...Tallied five 30-point games, the most by a Seminole in a single-season...Finished fourth in school history in single-season scoring at 20.5 points per game, the most since Bev Burnett posted 21.3 points per game in 1987-88...In ACC play, her numbers went up averaging 23.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, 58.2 percent shooting, 2.1 blocks and 2.0 steals...Totaled 16 20-point games...Her 266 field goals made are the second-most in a season at FSU...In the final NCAA rankings, she was in the Top 50 in field goal percentage (6th), total points (25th), double-doubles (31st), blocks per game (32nd) and points per game (34th)...Recorded her 41st career double-double with 10 points and 13 boards against Iowa State in the NCAA First Round (3/22)...Produced 29 points vs. Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament along with five boards (3/7/14)...Had 30 points and 16 boards against Miami in the ACC Tournament (3/6/14)...Posted 33 points and 11 rebounds vs. UVA (3/2/14), her record-setting 13th double-double of the year...Had 34 points and eight boards vs. Georgia Tech (2/27/14)...Posted 37th career double-double, scoring 35 points and adding 11 rebounds against Maryland (2/20/14)...Scored a school record 40 points on 14-of-19 shooting, including 12-of-15 from the free throw line against Syracuse (2/13/14)...Her 40-point game was the first by an ACC player in a conference matchup since 2006...Posted her 36th double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds in the win against Boston College (2/9/14)...Became the first ACC player since 2008 to have a 20-20 performance as she registered 28 points and 22 rebounds against Duke (1/23/14)...Had another dominant effort with 27 points and 18 rebounds at Miami (1/9/14)...Her double-double against Miami was the 32nd of her career, breaking the school record...Had 27 points, shooting 12-of-15 from the field, and added six rebounds and one assist in ACC opener against Pitt (1/2/14)...Set previous career high with 12 field goals made and tied previous career best with 26 points against UT Martin (12/28/13)...Named MVP of the Long Beach Classic...20 points and eight boards vs. Pacific (12/20/13)...16 points and 15 rebounds at Long Beach State (12/21/13)...Had 18 points and four steals vs. UNF (12/16/13)...Led the `Noles with 18 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and four steals in the win vs. Jacksonville (12/8/13)...Dominant force in 60-58 win over No. 25 Michigan State, pouring in 23 points and 12 boards (12/4/13)...Established a previous career high with 26 points in 79-49 win over Stetson (11/29/13)...Stetson contest also marked Howard's 100th career start... Played in her 100th career game in a 76-68 win at Florida, tallying 11 points, eight boards and four blocks (11/21/13)...Tied previous career high with 24 points against UNCG (11/8/13).

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.

Personal 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.


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