Justin Howard

Middle Blocker

Player profile

  • Year R-Junior
  • Hometown Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • High School Palisades Charter
  • Height 6-6

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  • MIVA Academic All-Conference (2020, 2022)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022)

2022 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Missed the majority of the season with injury
• Played in 10 matches and 32 sets
• Hit .361 with 40 kills
• Set career highs with six blocks, eight kills and 12 attacks in win over No. 5 Southern California

2021 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Played in 14 matches and 40 sets
• Hit .436 for the year with 32 kills on 61 swings
• Totaled 31 blocks, 12 digs, two aces and three assists

2020 (Redshirt)
• Practiced with the team

• Team captain for both Palisades Charter High School and the Pac6 Volleyball Club in 2019
• Two-time All-CIF Los Angeles Team member during back-to-back-to-back city championship seasons
• Led Pac6 VC to a third place finish in the 2018 Junior Nationals
• Competed with the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) International for the 2018 USA Volleyball High Performance Championship Tournament
• SCVA won its first USAV High Performance national title in ’18, lifted by Howard’s match-winning ace to clinch a five-set semifinals victory

• Son of Nicole and David Howard
• Brother, Spencer, is a forward on the Northwestern University men’s soccer program and is a junior for the 2019 season
• Uncle, Carl Borack, competed in the 1972 Olympics (Munich) as a fencer and was inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame in 2012
• Journalism major