NCAA FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER
Shot Put - 53-0 ¾ (16.17 meters) • Weight Throw - 39-6 (12.04 meters) • Discus - 148-1 (45.14 meters)
Freshman: Set a personal best in the outdoor shot put of 53-0 ¾ (16.17 meters) at the Florida Relays to rank second all-time in the UNC record books • Scored in two events, the shot put and discus, at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Placed fourth in the shot put at the ACC Outdoor Championships just missing the podium • Earned a PR in the discus at the conference meet throwing 148-1 (45.14 meters) • Her indoor collegiate PR of 51-0 (15.54 meters) ranked her second in the UNC record books in the shot put following her performance at the Gene Anderson Invitational in her first season as a Tar Heel • Lead the Carolina women in the shot put and also competed in the weight throw • Competed at the ACC Indoor Championships • Nominated for a Rammy and was a finalist in the Newcomer Female category • Named to the All-ACC Academic Indoor team and the spring Dean's List • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
Prep: Threw shot put and discus for her high school track and field team all four years • Earned all-region and all-state honors all four years • The AAA GISA state record holder for the shot put and discus, also holding her school's records for the events • The all-time record holder for the shot in Georgia • A competitor for the 2009 Youth World Championship Team and the 2010 Youth Olympic Team • Named to her high school honor roll all eight semesters • Laurens County Female Athlete of the Year in her hometown of Dublin, Ga. • Valedictorian of her graduating class.
Personal: Member of Champions for Christ and Athletes in Action at UNC • Her father threw shot and discus at Georgia and her mother threw javelin at Georgia • Her mother was the SEC Champion in javelin in 1990 • Sarah Elizabeth Howard is the daughter of Chris and Amanda Howard • Born October 11, 1993.