UNCG Volleyball BIO
8 Grace Howell
2017 (Sophomore): Played in 30 matches making 17 starts… Recorded 236 digs, averaging 2.21 per set… Recorded nine service aces… Double digit digs in nine matches… Season-high 17 digs against American (Sept. 8)… Went for 15 digs in the season opener with UMass Lowell (Aug. 25)… Recorded kills in back-to-back matches against North Carolina A&T (Sept. 2) and Delaware State (Sept. 2)… Season-high two kills against Elon (Sept. 16)… 15 digs against UMass Lowell (Aug. 25) and Chattanooga (Oct. 21)… Recorded 34 assists throughout the year… Season-high four assists against American (Sept. 8)… Multiple assists in eight matches… 13 digs against Chattanooga (Nov. 17)… 12 digs against Morgan State (Aug. 26) and High Point (Sept. 15)… Went for 10 digs against Charlotte (Aug. 29), Furman (Oct. 7) and ETSU (Nov. 18)… Two service aces against American (Sept. 8) and Furman (Oct. 7).
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 20 matches making her lone start against Furman (Sept. 24)… Played in 56 sets… Earned 87 digs, averaging 1.55 per set… Added six kills and six assists in her rookie season… Chipped in five service aces… Recorded her first career dig against High Point (Sept. 2)… Scored her first career kill in a three-set victory over North Carolina A&T (Sept. 10) in the Spartan-Aggie Invitational… Earned double-digit digs in three matches... Went for a career-high 12 digs twice, first against North Carolina A&T (Sept. 10) and Charlotte (Oct. 19), both were 3-0 victories for UNCG… Added 11 digs in her start against Furman (Sept. 24)… Recorded her first assist against High Point (Sept. 2)… Season-high two assists against Furman (Sept. 24) and Charlotte (Sept. 19), both victories… Recorded a season-high two kills against Ball State (Sept. 16).
High School: Howell earned four letters in volleyball at Rockwall-Heath High School, under head coach Skylar Commacho in Texas… A highly decorated athlete, Howell earned all-district honors three times... She was a second team All-District Selection in 2013, first team All-District in 2014, before earning team and district MVP in 2015... As a member of the Dallas Premier Volleyball Club, Howell helped her team earn second place at nationals in 2013, before leading the club to a first place finish and the Lonestar Qualifier in 2015... Howell rounded out her high school athletic career earning a letter in track and field, participating in the 300 hurdles… She also was a member of the superintendent council, National Honor Society and is her current class president.
Personal:Born May 2, 1997 in Dallas, Texas... She is the daughter of Linda and Joey Howell... Majoring in business administration.
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