Kaitlyn Howard - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#00 Kaitlyn Howard

UTL | Jr. | 5-7 | L/L | East End, Ark. | Sheridan HS

Career Highlights
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2021)

2023 | Junior
Made five appearances, pinch hitting in three and pinch running in two … Tallied two runs scored … Recorded first appearance of the season in an AB vs. Weber St. on Feb. 11 … Saw action with an AB vs. Drake on Feb. 25 … Recorded third AB of the season against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 4 … Pinch ran and scored a run vs. Florida on March 26 … Pinch ran for the second time this season, scoring a run at Mississippi State on April 1.

2022 | Sophomore
Appeared in six games, pinch hitting in four and pinch running in two … Made pinch hitting appearances against Long Beach State (Feb. 12), Wichita State (Feb. 19), Longwood (Feb. 19) and SEMO (April 12) … Saw action against Kennesaw State (March 5) as a pinch runner, scoring a run.

2021 | Freshman
Appeared in four games, pitching in one and pinch running in three … Made pinch running appearances against Texas Tech (Feb. 26 and Feb. 28) and Liberty (March 16) … Saw only action inside the circle against Northwestern State (March 6), concluding the game by pitching 1.0 inning allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk in a 13-2 win.

Before Arkansas
Earned a letter in three seasons at Sheridan High School for head coach Tamara Strawn … Led the Yellowjackets to three consecutive state championships … Two-time Arkansas All-State Selection in 2018 and 2019 … Garnered 2018 State Tournament MVP honors … Heading into her senior year in 2020 Sheridan was named the best high school program in the state by MaxPreps … Was not able to compete as a senior due to COVID-19 pandemic … As a junior in 2019 hit .441 (30-for-68) with 22 runs scored, 25 RBIs, eight doubles, three triples and six homers … Slashed .441/.472/.911 in 2019, leading Sheridan to a 27-4 record and a Class 5A state championship … Inside the circle threw 65.1 innings with a 0.86 ERA … Struck out 51 hitters and walked just nine … In sophomore season hit .596 (31-for-52) with 23 runs scored, 16 RBIs, six doubles and one triple … Slashed .596/.644/.750 … Threw 57.1 innings with a 0.61 ERA … Allowed just five earned runs all season and struck out 30 … Part of a 30-3 Yellowjackets squad that earned its second consecutive state title … As a freshman won a state title on a Sheridan team that finished 31-4-1 … Also lettered in basketball and volleyball for Sheridan … Played travel ball for the Texas Glory.

Daughter of Clarence and Kristi Howard … Plans to major in exercise science and wants to attend physical therapy school after her playing career is over … Throws and bats left-handed, but writes right-handed.