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  Okeisha Howard

Okeisha Howard

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Virginia

High School:
Princess Anne

Height:
5-5

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
02/25/1981

2001-02: Named the CAA Tournament Most Valuable Player guiding the Lady Monarchs to their 11th straight CAA crown…A Second Team All-CAA selection…Started 13 of the first 14 games of the season before being sidelined for six contests with a fractured fibula in her right leg…A sparkplug off the bench in the final 14 games of the season…Averaged 12.1 points per game…Was second on the team in scoring and ranked 17th in the conference…Became the 21st Lady Monarch to net 1,000 career points reaching the milestone in Philadelphia against Drexel (2-24-02)…Was the third Lady Monarch to reach the milestone in the 2001-02 season along with former teammates Lucienne Berthieu and Sharron Francis….Currently in 19th place on the Lady Monarch all-time scoring leaders list with 1,090 career points…Scored in double figures on 18 occasions…Netted a season-high 20 points against Virginia Commonwealth (11-23-01), playing just the second half, at William & Mary (1-1-02) in the Lady Monarchs first 100+ point effort of the season, and against Uconn (3-25-02) in the Elite Eight…Held the best free throw percentage on the team at a .800 mark (68-of-85)…Ranked eighth in CAA in free throw accuracy…Shot perfect from the charity stripe eight times including 6-of-6 performances against Seton Hall (12-14-01) and Uconn (3-25-02) …Finished the year ranked 10th in the CAA with a .310 three-point percentage (36-of-116)…Averaged 1.29 three-pointers a game…Was 14th in the league in assist/turnover ratio (1.05)...Had a season-high seven assists against at Drexel (2-24-02)…

2000-2001: Named to the 2000-2001 All-CAA First Team…Was a CAA Player of the Year candidate…Established nearly all her career-highs…Led the Lady Monarchs in scoring with 14.2 points per game…Reached double figure scoring 22 times and logged 20 or more points on eight occasions…Led the team in 13 match-ups with a career-high 28 points against Hampton (1-14-01)…Third among all CAA scoring leaders…Third on the squad in assists (86) and steals (49)…Stole the ball five times against conference rival UNC-Wilmington for a new career-high…Also recorded a new career-high in assists with eight against Richmond (2-2-01)…Ranked 10th in CAA stats in assists…Seventh in league in assist to turnover ratio (1.41)…Averaged 3.3 rebounds per game…Tallied a new-career high rebound mark with eight versus American (1-2-01)…Second in free throw percentage both on the Lady Monarchs and in the CAA…

1999-2000: An immediate contributor to the Lady Monarch perimeter game...Added speed and scoring punch from the outside...Played in all 34 games and received one start...Averaged 9.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest...Has capability to put numbers on the board, scoring in the double figures 17 times...Netted a career high 26 points against UNC-Wilmington in the CAA championship game hitting a perfect six-of-six from behind the three-point line...CAA All-Rookie...CAA All-Tournament...Led the team and the conference in free throw shooting (84%)...Was fifth in CAA in three-point field goal percentage (37.9%)...

High School: The two-time All-Tidewater Player of the Year by the Virginian Pilot newspaper, Howard was a member of one of the top 20 best recruiting classes in the nation (along with Giddens and A. Spence)...A multi-sport athlete at local Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach...A four-year basketball and track standout...A two-year softball player...A Group AAA All-State basketball player who averaged 22 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals per game...An All-Beach basketball player...A participant in the Nike All-America camp held in Indianapolis...Played on Boo Williams' AAU team with Kim Giddens...An All-Region track selection...An honor roll student...Her jersey became to the first to be retired at Princess Anne High School…

Personal: Born Okeisha Mikita Howard on February 25, 1981...Daughter of Ona and Michael Howard...Has one brother Michael (18)...Majoring in sports management/marketing.

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