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Hannah Howell Athlete Profile

#11 Hannah Howell

Position: Pitcher Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 2010-2013 Hometown: Winnfield, LA Last School: Calvin High School



Conference Honors

  • 2013 PCSC Second Team All-Conference

Career Summary

Hannah Howell came to BYU from Ruston, Louisiana to pitch for the Cougars. She finished in the top 10 in multiple career pitching categories, including wins, shutouts, saves, strikeouts, strikeouts per 7 innings and innings pitched. Part of the squad that advanced to the 2010 NCAA Super Regionals, Howell pitched a few innings against Arizona. As a senior, she pitched the second perfect game in BYU history against LMU. 

Personal

  • Parents are Pat and Stacy
  • Born in Ruston, LA
  • Has two brothers and one sister
  • Majoring in recreation management with an emphasis in commercial management and minoring in business management
  • Served as a member of the Cougar Council representing all BYU student-athletes during the 2011-2012 season

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Calvin
  • Two-time All Southern Region Team
  • Six-time All-State First Team
  • Six-time Louisiana State MVP from 2004-09
  • Six-time First District Team
  • Six-time All District MVP from 2004-2009
  • Louisiana Softball Coaches All-State Team six times from 2004-09
  • Louisiana State MVP four years in a row
  • Five-time All-Central Louisiana
  • All-Central Louisiana MVP 2009
  • Two-time All-Area in 2007 and 2008
  • Two-time NFCA All-Region Second Team
  • NFCA All-Region First Team in 2008
  • Led her high school to four championships
  • Lettered in basketball all four years in high school
  • Led basketball team to two state championships
  • Two-time first-team All-State in basketball


2010 | Freshman Year

  • Finished first in the MWC in games finished (19) and games in relief (23) and was fourth in saves (1)
  • Pitched 1.1 innings against Arizona in game two of the NCAA Super Regional, giving up one hit and one walk
  • Earned the win against Texas in the NCAA Regional, striking out one and walking two in 1.1 innings pitched in her first NCAA postseason appearance
  • Started against No. 8 Arizona State (3/13), pitching 3.2 innings with 4 strikeouts and no earned runs
  • Earned her second win of the season at No. 19 Texas A&M (3/5), pitching 5.2 innings with no runs, 1 hit, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts
  • Pitched 1.1 innings with 2 hits, 2 earned runs and 1 strikeout against No. 2 Arizona (2/26)
  • Pitched 4 innings against No. 1 Washington (2/25), striking out 7 with 2 walks, 2 runs and 5 hits
  • Pitched for the first time as a Cougar against Seattle (2/12), coming on for 2 innings of relief to earn the save with 3 hits, 2 earned runs, no walks and 1 strikeout, facing 9 batters

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Led the Mountain West Conference in saves and was second in games in relief
  • Finished with a 2.69 ERA with a 4-2 record and 4 saves
  • Had 2 strikeouts in season finale against Washington
  • Pitched 1 inning of relief with 2 strikeouts in first game against Washington in NCAA Regional Pitched in the regular season finale vs. Utah, striking out 2 batters to end the game
  • Came into the game at SDSU with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the eighth, drawing a game-ending ground out to earn the save
  • Notched her third save of the year vs. SUU, pitching 3.0 innings with 3 strikeouts and 1 run
  • Run vs. SUU ended streak of over 14 innings pitched without allowing a run, extending back to Mar. 4 vs. Fresno State
  • Earned a win in the home opener vs. Weber State, pitching the middle 2 innings, striking out 4 and giving up no hits or runs
  • Threw 2.0 innings of relief vs. No. 9 Cal, earning 1 strikeout with 1 hit and 1 walk
  • Pitched 1.2 innings vs. No. 6 UCLA with no earned runs and 3 strikeouts
  • Was awareded MWC Pitcher of the Week for efforts against Cal Poly and SIUE
  • Earned the win against Cal Poly, pitching 5.0 innings in relief while allowing no runs and getting 5 strikeouts
  • Earned her first win of the season coming on in relief against SIUE, pitching 6.0 innings while allowing no runs and just two hits, striking out a career-high 9 batters
  • Set a career high with 6.1 innings pitched and collected 5 strikeouts in a relief appearance vs. Texas Tech

2012 | Junior Year

  • Named BYU Co-Defensive Player of the Year by team coaches
  • Became the 4th pitcher in BYU history to win 20 games in a season
  • In the WAC, finished No. 3 in wins, No. 5 in innings pitched, strikeouts and saves, No. 6 in ERA and No. 9 in opposing batting average
  • Tied for the BYU career saves record with her seventh against Southern Utah on April 3
  • Her 196.2 innings pitched on the year was the 6th-most in a season in BYU history while her 137 strikeouts were 10th-most in a single season
  • Threw a complete game 1-hitter at Louisiana Tech in her first game as a Cougar in her home state, walking 3 with just a single strikeout in a 5-0 win
  • Threw a complete game (5 inn.) 1-hitter at Nevada, striking out 8 with only two walks in the win
  • Threw a career-high 8 strikeouts twice during the season (Portland State, Nevada)
  • Earned two wins in the WAC Tournament in two 6-inning relief apperances against Louisiana Tech and in the championship game against Fresno State
  • Started in 29 games with 45 total appearances and 13 complete games

2013 | Senior Year

  • PCSC Second Team All-Conference
  • Pitched the second perfect game in BYU softball history aginst LMU on Apr. 13
  • PCSC Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 14-20)
  • Finished in the top 5 of four BYU career categories:
    #1 Saves (8)
    #3 Innings Pitched (468.2)
    #5 Wins (39), Strikeouts (357)
  • Pitched a season and career-high 7.2 innings against UC Santa Barbara
  • Made the first appearance of her career at the plate against Providence 
  • PCSC College Madness Player of the Week (Mar. 17-23)
  • Got the first hit of her college career against USD
  • Went 2-0 against Santa Clara after holding the Broncos hitless in 12 innings pitched
  • Earned the win against SUU after pitching 5.2 innings and holding the Thunderbirds scoreless
  • Pitched 10.2 innings in the Eugene Regional and gave up just eight hits and two earned runs; struck out five
  • Started in 28 games with 43 appearances on the season; pitched six complete games and had two shutouts