2013 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 13 games, starting six times ... Went 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA, but had a 12:17 SO:BB ratio in 29 innings ... Her first win ranked as her best game in the Garnet and Black, tossing a one-hit shutout (in five innings) against Buffalo (2/16) ... The one blemish was a comebacker that she couldn't handle, ruled a hit ... She struck out three in the one-hitter ... Tossed a complete-game win against Kennesaw State (3/2), giving up three earned runs on seven hits ... Her final appearance came at Missouri (3/30), getting the only batter she faced in the nightcap of the doubleheader ... Garnered recognition on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Made 35 appearances including 17 starts ... Led the team with eight wins, 129 2/3 innings and 91 strikeouts ... Tied for ninth on South Carolina's single-season saves chart with three ... Set a new program record with 19 wild pitches on the year ... Her first win came in a 4 2/3 inning relief appearance against Winthrop (2/11) in the Palmetto Classic ... Picked up a save with two innings of hitless relief against Cleveland State (2/12) ... Tossed a (shortened) complete game in the Providence win (2/17) ... Her first seven-inning complete game saw her fan 10 and walk eight in a 8-1 win over Presbyterian (2/25) in the Gamecock Invitational ... Posted a perfect inning of relief for her second save against Portland State (3/2) ... Closed out the Highlander Classic with a 1 2/3 inning save versus UC Davis (3/4) ... Tossed 10 1/3 innings combined in the doubleheader at Coastal Carolina (3/7) ... Tallied a complete-game win in her first SEC start against Arkansas (3/10), scattering eight hits and seven walks while striking out six in the 7-2 win ... Got the win in relief over Charlotte (3/14), tossing three scoreless innings ... Threw 2 2/3 innings out of the pen without allowing a run against Auburn (4/29) ... Earned placement on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Also a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete for 2011-12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters at Sequoyah High School, where she helped the team to four-consecutive Georgia High School Association AAAA tournament appearances ... A first-team all-state team member by the Georgia Dugout Club and first-team all-county as a senior ... Named the Lady Chiefs' team MVP and best defensive player ... Played travel ball with the East Georgia Cobb Bullets, who won the 18U ASA Gold Division National Championship.
PERSONAL: Born to parents John and Kathy Howser, her full name is Katelynn Monique Howser ... Considered signing with Chattanooga, Georgia and Kennesaw State before coming to South Carolina ... Lists playing the piano as a hobby ... Her favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... Studying retail management.