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  Shanice Howard

Shanice Howard

Player Profile


San Diego, CA

High School:
Mount Miguel





Howard made 11 starts for the Matadors in her sophomore campaign, appearing in 24 games overall ... averaged 2.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game ... also finished third on the team with 20 steals ... scored a career-high seven points, all of which came on a career-high seven free throws, at Portland on Nov. 25 ... dished out a career-high five assists on three different occasions: at Portland State (11-23), vs. San Jose State (11-30) and vs. Fresno St. (12-30) ... recorded first two career blocks against UC Irvine on Jan. 31 ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds twice, at Montana (12-08) and vs. UC Riverside (1-16).


Howard appeared in seven contests for the Matadors, averaging 3.7 minutes and 0.1 points per game ... logged season-high nine minutes against Long Beach State on Feb. 1.


Howard prepped at Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley, Calif. ... was a two-sport star with the Matadors, also running cross country and track ... earned All-Grossmont League honors each season, All-CIF accolades as a freshman and junior and Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore ... was also named Grossmont MVP in her sophomore and junior seasons ... helped her team to league titles in each of her final three years, scoring double figures every season ... totaled 11 points and 11 assists per game in her senior season ... was also all-league in track and all-league, All-CIF and All-State in cross country ... graduated in 2006 with a 4.33 grade point average.


Born in San Diego, Calif. on September 19, 1988 ... mother is Sylvia McKenzie, father is Terence Howard ... has an older sister, Chaunte and two younger brothers, Tyrise and Khalieb ... also recruited by Long Beach State, Pepperdine and Colorado ... favorites include the Philadelphia 76ers and Allen Iverson, actress Angela Bassett and the television show "Laguna Beach" ... chose Northridge because of the coaching staff and because it was a program on the rise ... lists her greatest moment in sports as earning MVP honors of a tournament in Las Vegas after setting a 3-pointer record ... says the best thing about being an athlete is getting rewarded for doing something you love, while the toughest thing is managing time and not kicking it with friends often ... listens to music and dances as a pre-game ritual ... says if she were President of the NCAA for a day, she would institute 12-minute quarters for games ... person in history she would most like to meet is Martin Luther King, Jr. ... would like to switch places for a day with someone who is homeless to show her how grateful she should be ... lists the best advice she has been given as "when no one seems to believe in you, just use their hate as motivation" ... majoring in biology.