Hannah Howell Athlete Profile

#11 Hannah Howell

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


  • 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