Feb. 12, 2010
Future Florida State Seminole Natasha Howard was named to a pair of All-America games this week as the Toledo, Ohio, native was selected for both the WBCA High School All-America game and the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Howard is one of the top players in the country in this year’s senior class and was ranked as high as No. 2 overall and the No. 1 wing player by ESPNHoopgurlz. Howard attends Waite High School where she averaged 15.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior when she garnered all-state honors. The Toledo Blade recognized Howard as the Player of the Year as a sophomore.
Howard is one of 24 young women to be selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, March 31. The game will be played in Columbus, Ohio with the women tipping off at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 8 p.m.
She joins Shante Williams (2003-08) as the only Seminoles to be selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game in its ninth year of existence.
Joining Howard with McDonald’s All-American recognition are the other three members of FSU’s recent signing class in Olivia Bresnahan of Butler, Pa., Lauren Coleman of Lilburn, Ga. and Tay’ler Mingo of South Euclid, Ohio as the trio were nominees for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American game.
Howard will also participate in the 19th annual WBCA High School All-America Game presented by Nike on Saturday, April 3 in San Antonio. Howard was one of 20 players selected for the game and the players who have been chosen will be divided into two teams of 10 players.
It will be the second time in the past three years a future Seminole played in the WBCA High School All-America Game as Cierra Bravard participated in 2008. There have been four future Seminoles in the WBCA High School All-America Game – Natasha Howard, 2010; Cierra Bravard, 2008; Shante Williams, 2003; Genesis Choice, 2001.