Finished the 2014 season with a record of 3-12... Competed alongside two different teammates, primarily Gabby Deshotel at the No. 4 position... contributed a win at the No. 5 position to sweep Oregon 5-0 (March 23)... Advanced to the Lower Bracket quarterfinals at the Tulane Pelican Classic (April 5)... contributed a win to a 3-2 victory against Tulane (April 19).
Finished the season with a record of 10-3 ... competed with two different teammates, including 11 matches with Sam Skinner ... owned a 9-2 record with Skinner primarily at the five slot ... battled for a 3-2 win over Georgia State in the FSU tournament (April 20)... had back-to-back wins over UNF (April 6-7) ... beat Jacksonville and College of Charleston in the Jacksonville Easter Tournament (March 29-30)... went 3-for-3 in the Blazers sweep of the College of Charleston Tourney including a 2-0 win in the third flight (March 22-23)... in her first game with Skinner, scored a 3-1 win over Stetson to propel the Blazers to a 4-1 victory (March 16) ... opened up the season with a win over Mercer with Kate Morrell at the five position (March 9).
Closing in 1,000 career assists with 873 through two seasons at UAB.
Saw game action in every set (118) and match (32) of the season...splits setting duties with teammate Alison Woods running the 6-2 offense...recorded 533 assists for the season for a per set average of 4.52...recorded 10-or-more helpers in 28 of 32 matches...surpassed the 20-assist mark nine times...recorded 198 total digs for a 1.68 per set average...tallied eight double-doubles...laced 19 service aces...distributed a season-high 25 assists on two occasions, the last on Sept. 3 vs. Stephen F. Austin...corralled a season-best 12 digs on Sept. 30 at Tulane.
Played in 25 matches ... spent two-thirds of the season in a rotation with fellow setter Alison Woods as part of a 6-2 offensive attack ... also saw action in several matches solely as a defensive specialist ... dished out 340 assists (3.78 per set) ... topped 25 assists in a match three times, including a season-best 34 assists Oct. 1 against East Carolina ... recorded two double-doubles - 14 assists and 10 digs Aug. 28 versus Indiana and 30 assists and 13 digs Sept. 25 against SMU ... had seven other matches with at least 10 assists and at least seven digs ... finished the year with 145 digs (1.61 per set) ... led the team with a .963 serve percentage and nearly as many aces (10) as service errors (11) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Helped Plant High School to back-to-back state championships, one in Florida's Class 5A in 2008 and one in Class 6A in 2009 ... coached by Leanna Taylor ... a three-time all-county performer and twice an honorable mention all-state selection ... chosen as an Under Armour All-American as a senior ... averaged 10.9 assists per game in 2009 ... selected as a finalist for both the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida and the PrepVolleyball.com Andi Collins Award for the best setter in the country ... also guided Berkeley Prep to a pair of state tournament appearances before transferring to Plant ... member of the National Honor Society and Social Studies Honor Society ... played in four Junior Olympics ... helped her Florida High Performance team to a third-place national finish ... her Tampa Bay Juniors team won a 15-Under Junior National Championship.
Rebecca Jane Howard ... born Jan. 1, 1992 in Tampa, Fla. ... daughter of George and Beth Howard ... has two brothers, Jason and Trey ... majoring in communications.