Katelyn Howard

Katelyn Howard poses with coaches, family and the gam ball after scoring her 1,000th career point in January. 

Katelyn Howard is just a junior at Palmetto Christian. She's already accomplished more, though, than many do in a lifetime.

Howard scored her 1,000th career point last month. She’s approaching 1,100 now as the Eagles — 17-6 with an unblemished 10-0 run through SCISA Region 2-AA — prepare for the upcoming postseason.

Howard is averaging a team-best 16.2 points per game this season. She scored her 1,000th in a lopsided 52-5 win over Northwood Academy. She needed just one point to hit the career milestone and found it with a free throw midway through the opening quarter. The game was paused and Howard was presented a game ball. She finished with a game-high 17 points.

Howard is a four-year starter for the Eagles. She scored more than 130 points as an eighth-grader and added nearly 250 her freshman year. She earned Region 2-AA Player of the Year honors last season, averaging 12 four rebounds and three steals in about 12 minutes per game. She was an all-region selection in volleyball this fall as well. 

Along with scoring, Howard leads this year’s Eagles team in assists, and ranks second in rebounds and steals. The Eagles, as Region 2 champions, will enter the playoffs as a top seed. The SCISA state tournament will be held Feb. 21-29 in Sumter.