Rhyne Howard, a freshman civil engineering major and guard on the UK women’s basketball team, received several accolades when the Southeastern Conference announced its postseason awards March 5. Howard was named SEC Freshman of the Year and she was First-Team All SEC. She also made the All-Freshman team. During the season, Howard won the SEC Freshman of the Week Award a record-breaking eight times. The old record had been six.
Howard provided many memories for fans. She hit a game-winning jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining in the game to give UK a win over Arkansas, and she broke the record for most three-pointers by a freshman in program history.