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#12 Tanner Howard
Position: Libero
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
City/State: Pismo Beach, CA
High School: Arroyo Grande HS
College: Muir
Major: Ecology, Behavior & Evolution
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Team tri-captain.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014
Twice earned Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week honorable mention (3/3 and 3/31) ... Team's Rookie of the Year ... Appeared in each of final 12 matches of season and 42 sets in all at libero ... Second on team in digs (86) and third in assists (19) despite missing first 15 matches ... Led UCSD with .959 reception percentage (8-194) ... After serving as team manager for his first year and a half on campus, added to active playing roster on Feb. 27 and made collegiate debut as starting libero the next night vs. Grand Canyon (2/28) ... Against GCU, finished with a match-high 16 digs, three assists and zero reception errors on 27 chances in helping UCSD to first win of season in five sets ... Added a team-high six digs vs. No. 6 UC Santa Barbara one night later (3/1) ... Produced two more double-figure efforts in digs with 10 in another five-set home triumph vs. California Baptist (3/13) and a season-high 19 to lead all players vs. CSUN (3/29) ... Also had a season-high four assists and zero reception errors on 26 opportunities vs. CBU ... Team-high seven digs at No. 7 UCSB (3/7).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Served as the men's volleyball team manager.

CLUB
Played for Cal Coast Volleyball Club (2012-13).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Arroyo Grande High School ... Competed in the PAC 7 League for the Eagles ... 2012 PAC 7 MVP and Crescenta Valley All-Tournament Team selection ... All-PAC 7 Second Team (2011) ... Undefeated PAC 7 champion (2012).

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 2, 1994 in San Luis Obispo ... Parents are Rick and Lori Howard ... Has two younger brothers named Conner and Jacobs ... Ecology, behavior and evolution major at Muir College ... Aspires to go to grad school at either UCSD or UCLA, and then travel abroad with a career in field biology ... Coming back from two games down against Saugus at home in a CIF playoff game is his most memorable moment in volleyball ... Favorite UCSD moment is watching the team beat USC at home on Jan. 10, 2013 ... Enjoys surfing, reading, playing sports, and hanging out with friends and family ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Anaheim Ducks and FC Bayern Munich ... Steve Nash is his favorite athlete ... Favorite movie is The Greatest Game Ever Played ... Loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ... Father is among his greatest influences ... Is a huge Star Wars fan.

MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS
2014

MATCH HIGHS
Kills 0 - -
Assists 4 vs. California Baptist 3/13/14
Aces 0 - -
Digs 19 vs. CSUN 3/29/14
Blocks 0 - -
Points 0.0 - -
   
CAREER STATISTICS
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2014 42 12 0 0 0 0 .000 19 0 86 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 42 12 0 0 0 0 .000 19 0 86 0 0 0 0.0
2014 NCAA MWP Champs (mid-ad)
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