Andrea Howard Named to Italian Olympic Team

Jul 08, 2021 748

A year delayed, but Andrea Howard is officially going to the Olympics. The Albuquerque native was officially named to the Italian national team final roster ahead of the Tokyo games, and after a phenomenal showing at the Women’s Softball European Championship.

Howard finished the championship hitting .545 with 18 hits, six home runs, two doubles, a triple, 40 total bases and 23 RBI, starting in all of Italy’s 11 games. The La Cueva High School graduate led the tournament in hits, total bases and RBI, while tied for the lead in home runs, third in runs with 14 and was in the top five in slugging percentage and batting average.

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