"My teammates, coaches, and time here at GW have done more that just train me as a gymnast; it has trained me for my future. It has taught me how to persevere through whatever circumstances I encounter. Being a GW gymnast has prepared me for other real life experiences by teaching me how to balance a hectic schedule, by encouraging me to successfully work with all different types of people, and by allowing me opportunities to strive for and achieve diverse and important goals. It has helped me develop character tat will make me extremely competitive and qualified for whatever challenges are to come."
At GW: As a junior, specialized on vault competing in several meets for the Colonials ... saw spot time on beam for GW ... As a sophomore, was a consistant performer on vault competing in all 13 meets for GW ... scored a season-high 9.725 at Towson on 3/17/05 ... posted scores of 9.65 or better on vault in two of the Colonials' final three meets ... performed in all 11 regular-season events for GW on vault as a freshman ... recorded a season-best 9.825 in the Colonials' season finale against Temple and Rhode Island on 3/20/04 ... her performance helped GW finish with a season-high team score of 49.050 on vault, which equaled the Colonials' all-time best mark set back in 1994 ... also scored 9.825 at William & Mary on 2/8/04.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Competed with Buckeye Gymnastics for four years and Columbus Gymnastics Academy for five years ... level 10 regional qualifier ... level 9 state vault champion and all-around runner-up.
PERSONAL: Born on September 19, 1984 in Columbus, OH ... daughter of Jack and Marlan Howarth ... has one sister, Sarah (27), and two brothers, Ben (25) and Alex (23) ... enjoys basketball, softball, tennis and watching movies ... psychology major.