24  Kara Howard
Kara  Howard


Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Riverside Poly





Joiner Homers Twice as No. 14 Georgia Sweeps Softball

The UK softball team celebrated seniors Kara Howard and Griffin Joiner pregame


Steed's Three-Run Homer Not Enough as UK Falls to Georgia, 6-4

Wildcats' comeback falls short vs. Georgia, series finale, Senior Day set for Sunday


Softball Concludes Home Schedule with No. 14 Georgia

Kentucky softball team starts three-game series vs. UGA on Friday at 6 p.m. ET


Nunley Becomes School's Wins Leader as Softball Outlasts WKU 1-0

UK softball team wins nine-inning pitching duel over WKU with unearned run


Softball Drops Series to South Carolina After DH Split

UK softball team faces Louisville on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET at John Cropp Stadium


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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