24  Kara Howard
Kara Howard


Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Riverside Poly





A. Smith, K. Smith, Cumbess, Joiner Homer; UK Sweeps MTSU

Ansley Smith hits two home runs in game two as UK sweeps doubleheader at Middle Tennessee


No. 18 Softball Rallies, Falls Short 7-4 vs. No. 3 Florida

UK Softball Complex Grand Opening Dedication Saturday at 11:45 a.m. ET on main staircase


Carroll's Walk-off lifts No. 18 Softball to 4-3 Win Over Marshall

Kentucky softball team returns to action Wednesday in doubleheader at EKU starting at 2 p.m. ET


Nunley's Pitching, Carroll's Homer Helps Softball Clinch Series

UK softball team defeats South Carolina 9-4 to claim series, goes for sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. ET


Homers Power No. 21 Softball to Sweep of Mississippi State

Kentucky softball team earns three-game sweep over Mississippi State with two wins Saturday


SB highlights vs. Georgia

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; Wildcats clinch series vs. UGA for just the second time in school history and first since 2000


SB vs. Louisville, 052012

Softball's Season Concludes in Tourney Thriller; Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer


SB vs. Valparaiso, 052012

Five-Run Second Enough to Power UK Past Valpo; Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save


SB vs. LSU, 050612

Bell's No Hitter Clinches Sweep of No. 22 LSU; Bell tosses fifth-career no hitter, O'Brien drives in game-winning run


SB vs. Georgia, 041412

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; UGA series win is just the second time in school history


SB doubleheader vs. Arkansas, 041112

Cardiac Cats Walk Off With 9-7 Extra-Inning Win; Silence homer in eighth gives Cats walk-off win

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2014)

Junior (2014): Did not see game action as she continued to recover from an injury sustained during the 2013 season.

Sophomore (2013): Season was cut short due to injury after playing in 35 games with seven starts ... Was a solid defensive replacement before injury, making several amazing catches, including a diving catch against Mississippi State, which was the No. 6 play on ESPN's Sportscenter Top Plays ... Recorded two runs for the Wildcats in the Kajikawa Classic, one against Cal and one against Oregon State ... Played in 35 games with six at bats ... Hit a triple against Howard for two RBI ... Scored a run against Lipscomb and WKU ... Earned a run in the South Carolina series ... Tapped home in the series opener against Florida ... Scored as a pinch runner in the second game of the MTSU doubleheader.

Freshman (2012):
Appeared in 52 games and made 31 starts in her freshman campaign ... Made her first career start in center field in the second game of the series with UCLA ... Scored a run vs. Stephen F. Austin ... Scored as a pinch runner in a loss to Western Illinois ... Registered a run vs. NC State ... Started twice in center field in UK's two wins of the Auburn series ... Drew her first career walk and logged an RBI while also recording a sac bunt in the series-clinching win over South Carolina ... Earned her first career single in UK's dramatic comeback win over Arkansas ... Singled and scored on an Ellen Weaver two-run homer in a loss to Mississippi State ... Singled in UK's NCAA Tournament win vs. Valpo.

High School: An anchor to the outfield for the Corona Angels, Howard batted .403 with 24 stolen bases and three home runs during the 2010 season. The Angels placed second overall in the ESPN Premier Girls Fastpitch 16u Nationals while also garnering a top-10 finish at the American Softball Association 16u Nationals.

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