#23 Aisha Howard
C 6-4 So.-R Washington, D.C./Anacostia
Redshirted a year ago, but will miss the upcoming season due to a knee injury suffered in practice on Jan. 17.
Redshirted the 1998-99 season and did not appear in any games … Tore the lateral meniscus, the cushioning in her left knee, and suffered damage to her articular cartilage, the cartilage that covers the bone, in practice on Jan. 17.
1997-98 (FRESHMAN SEASON)
Had her best all-around game at 10th-ranked Virginia on Jan. 30, recording a career-high nine points, six rebounds and one block … Also scored nine against Chattanooga on Dec. 1 … Was 4-for-6 from the floor against UVa. and Chattanooga … Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds at Maryland on Nov. 22 … Came up with a career-high two steals at Florida State on Feb. 19 … Scored five points and three rebounds in eight minutes of action at 22nd-ranked Duke on Jan. 4 … Had five points in 12 minutes at fifth-ranked North Carolina on Feb. 8.
Parade High School All-America … Earned team MVP honors as a senior … Played in the Doc Mathis All-Star Game scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and two steals … Earned all-tournament team honors … All-MET second team selection … DCIAA All-East first team selection … Blue Star Index Top 80, D.C. Player of the Year Honorable Mention … Scored 15 points in the East-West All-Star Game … Won second place in High School Boy’s Slam Dunk Contest … First female to dunk in her district … National Honor Society … Class President for two years … Ranked seventh in her graduating class … Also lettered in track winning the state high jump title as a senior.
Aisha Howard was born Nov. 21, 1979 … Is the daughter of Nathaniel and Stephanie Howard … Majoring in textile and fibers engineering … Has seven brothers and sisters … Serves as a student-athlete representative on the campus-wide Ethics Committee … Before coming to Tech, served internships in the sports department of WJLA-TV in D.C. and with the U.S. Department of Justice … Enjoys reading biographies and writing poetry … Has aspirations of being an astronaut.