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Whitney Young Howard Athlete Profile

Kiani TuiletaWhitney Young HowardAmy Boswell

#16 Whitney Young Howard

Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-0 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2016 Hometown: Roberts, ID Last School: Rigby High School

Before BYU:

High school volleyball:

  • Helped high school team to Skyline Classic title
  • Selected for Skyline Classic First Team
  • Helped her team to a 2011 district champs title
  • Named volleyball all-conference first team
  • Named Post Register Athlete of the Week twice
  • Recorded 43 kills in a five-set victory vs. Madison, her team’s rival
  • Also competed for the track and field team 


  • At the Tiger Grizz Track Meet, took first in the 4x200m relay, first in the pole vault and second in the co-ed medley relay
  • Named district champ in both the 4x200m relay and the pole vault,
  • Took second in district in the long jump and the 800m medley relay
  • At the state track championships, took second in the pole vault, third in the 4x200m relay, fourth in the long jump and sixth in the medley relay
  •  Also named Rigby High School Track Female Athlete of the Year

2013 | Freshman Year

  • Started in 23 matches this season
  • Recorded six kills and 16 attempts vs. Oklahoma (9/7)
  • Had a .400 hitting percentage, one assist and three digs vs. Portland State (9/6)
  • Had 10 block assists and 11 total blocks vs. Fresno State (9/7)
  • Recorded six kills on nine attempts for a .556 clip vs. Loyola Marymount (10/5)
  • Had 10 kills from 16 attempts for a .667 clip to go along with 11 total blocks vs. Santa Clara (10/10)
  • Recorded a carrer high .778 hitting percentage to go along with a carrer high 12 total blocks vs. Gonzaga (10/19)
  • Named the WCC Freshman of the Year
  • Added to the All-WCC Freshmen team
  • Led the team and the WCC in blocks, averaging 1.53 per set
  • Finished ranked No. 9 nationally in blocks per set
  • Had the best hitting percentage on the team with a .413 clip

2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Had 10 blocks vs. UVU (9/6)
  • Collected eight kills vs. IUPUI (8/30)
  • Had six kills, three service aces and six blocks vs. WVU (8/29)
  • Led the team in blocks vs. NMSU with nine (9/13)
  • Had eight blocks and four kills vs. ISU (9/16)
  • Contributed eight blocks and four kills vs. Gonzaga (9/25)
  • Added a team-high six blocks vs. Pep (9/30)
  • Collected a career-high 17 blocks and a .889 hitting percentage vs. USF (10/2)
  • Had a team-high 10 blocks vs. Pepperdine (10/25)
  • Collected 10 blocks vs. San Francisco (11/1)
  • Added eight blocks vs. Pacific (11/8)
  • Had a career-high five digs vs. USD (11/14)
  • Added 10 blocks and five kills vs. Gonzaga (11/22)
  • Contributed 14 blocks vs. LMU (11/25)
  • Set an NCAA rally-scoring era record averaging 1.89 blocks per set
  • Set an NCAA rally-scoring era record with 229 total blocks
  • Named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Added to the All-WCC First Team
  • Named All-Pacific South Region Honorable Mention
  • Received Academic All-WCC Honorable Mention accolades 
  • Named Volleyball Magazine All-America Second Team

2015 | Junior Year

  • Had seven kills, a .400 clip, 15 attempts and four blocks vs. UNC (8/29)
  • Collected five kills and six blocks vs. SLU (9/4)
  • Contributed six blocks and three kills vs. OSU (9/11)
  • Added 11 blocks vs. Utah (9/17)
  • Had a career-high two solo blocks vs. SCU (9/26)
  • Collected seven blocks and seven kills vs. USD (10/2)
  • Contributed a season-high 12 blocks and six kills on a season-high .667 clip vs. UOP (10/8)
  • Added nine blocks vs. San Diego (10/30)
  • Had a season-high eight kills and six blocks vs. GON (11/14)
  • Collected seven kills and four blocks vs. SCU (11/19)
  • Added to the All-WCC Honorable Mention list
  • Received Academic All-WCC accolades