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Howard earns All-American honors
Tiffany Howard
Auburn's Tiffany Howard, a junior from Pembroke, was named to the NFCA All-American third team. - photo by Photo provided.

An already memorable season for Tiffany Howard now includes All-American accolades.

The Auburn University junior and Bryan County High alumna was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American squad Wednesday, making the third team as the left fielder.

Howard has enjoyed a career-best season as Auburn's leadoff batter, hitting .428 with 71 runs scored and 83 hits. Until the final week of the regular-season, she had reached base in 52 straight games and had batted near or over .500 nearly all season.

Howard has excelled defensively as well, as she has yet to make an error this season and has six outfield assists. The junior from Pembroke was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team along with earning second-team All-SEC honors.

Howard started all 62 of Auburn’s games as a sophomore, batting in the nine-hole for much of the year. She hit .277 with 40 runs scored, 38 hits and six runs batted in.

All of those numbers jumped exponentially in 2015 as she moved to the leadoff position, batting .428 through 64 games with 71 runs scored, 25 RBI and 83 hits, including seven doubles and six triples. Her 83 hits are tied with Emily Carosone as the new Auburn single-season record number and she is one triple away from tying that school record as well.

Howard and the Lady Tigers (54-10) will play Tennessee at 11 a.m. Saturday in an elimination game of the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. Auburn fell 6-1 to LSU Thursday in its CWS opener.

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