Ex-Bradley Central Star Rhyne Howard named SEC Freshman of the Year

The former Bradley Central Bearette, Rhyne Howard, has earned First Team All-SEC honors, as well as being named the SEC Freshman of the Year.

Howard broke an SEC record during the regular season, winning SEC Freshman of the Week eight times, and that has now culminated with these postseason accolades.

From UKAthletics.comHoward has had one of the best rookie seasons in program history, leading the team with 16.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while sitting tied for the team lead with 68 3s made. The rookie ranks second on the team with 65 steals and 70 assists while her 21 blocks ranks third. Howard won eight SEC Freshman of the Week honors this season, which broke the league record for most honors in a year.

The native of Cleveland, Tenn., is currently fourth among freshman nationally and first in the league in points per game while she is the only freshman in the nation with 460+ points, 60+ 3s made, 60+ steals and 70+ assists. Howard ranks top-five in program history for freshman in points, points per game, rebounds, rebounds per game, field-goals made, 3s, 3PFG percent, steals, double-figure scoring games and double-figure rebounding games.

Congratulations to Rhyne Howard on an outstanding freshman season for the Wildcats!

See the full list of SEC women’s basketball postseason awards here.