Maryland Women's Basketball BIO
Malina Howard
Player Profile:
Malina Howard 1193956
Position: Center
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Twinsburg, Ohio
High School: Twinsburg
Experience: High School
  • Elite 89 Award (2015)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2015)
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor (2015)
  • All-Big Ten Academic Team (2015)
  • All-ACC Freshmen Team (2013)
  • All-ACC Academic Squad (2013, 2014)

International Experience: Helped lead U.S. Under-19 Team to gold medal at the FIBA World Championships in Chile in 2011...averaged 6.8 ppg and 5.8 rpg as she started in all five games of Team USA's run...won gold with U.S. Under-18 team in summer 2010 in FIBA World second-youngest player on the team, led team in FG percentage (.625).

As a Senior (2015-16): Added 4 points with 3 boards and 3 assists in season opener (Nov. 14)...scored 3 points with 3 rebounds and a block vs. Detroit (Nov. 20)...added 5 points with 7 rebounds vs. Old Dominion (Nov. 26)...grabbed 6 rebounds with a block, a steal and a bucket vs. South Dakota State (Nov. 27)...pulled down 7 boards and scored 8 points down the stretch to help seal the win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 28)...added 6 points, 6 boards and an assist in win over #20 Syracuse (Dec. 2)...made first start of the season vs. CCSU (Dec. 5)...grabbed 6 rebounds with 5 points and 2 blocks in win over Loyola (Dec. 8)...added 8 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assists vs. Southern (Dec. 11)...added 7 points, 4 boards and a steal at UMES (Dec. 20)...went 4-5 from the field for 8 points with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks at Illinois (Dec. 31)...went 4-5 from the field for 8 points with 3 boards, 2 assists and a block vs. #9 Ohio State (Jan. 2)...went 7-7 from the field for season-high 15 points with 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals (Jan. 7).

As a Junior (2014-15): Recipient of the Elite 89 Award...earned Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and to the Academic All-Big Ten Team...added 10 points with 3 boards, 3 assists and 2 blocks vs. Mount St. Mary’s in season opener (Nov. 14)...scored 10 points for the second straight game with 3 boards, 4 assists, 4 steals and a block vs. Wagner (Nov. 16)...notched first career double-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, plus 2 blocks vs. #25 USF (Nov. 19)...grabbed 6 rebounds with 2 steals and 2 assists in win at George Washington (Nov. 22)...scored 7 points with 3 rebounds and 2 steals in win over #23 JMU (Nov. 28)...added 8 points, 3 boards, an assist and a steal at #1 Notre Dame (Dec. 3)...grabbed 7 boards with 4 points, an assist and a steal vs. Towson (Dec. 7)...added 6 points with 7 rebounds, 2 steals, a block and an assist vs. American (Dec. 12)...added 2 buckets, 2 boards, a block and a steal in win at Coppin State (Dec. 21)...added 6 rebounds with a block and a bucket in Terps’ win over Ohio State (Dec. 29)...added 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and a bucket in win at #16 Nebraska (Jan. 3)...grabbed 9 rebounds with 6 points and a block in win at #23 Minnesota (Jan. 11)...added 5 points with 2 boards and 2 steals in 22 minutes at #22 Rutgers (Jan. 15)...pulled down 7 rebounds with an assist, a block and a steal vs. Illinois (Jan. 18)...went 5-7 from the field for 10 points with 4 rebounds and 2 steals in win vs. Michigan State (Jan. 22)...went 4-6 from the field for 12 points with 2 boards and a block in win at Indiana (Jan. 25)...added 6 rebounds and 2 boards in win at Michigan (Jan. 29)...added 5 points with 6 boards, 2 assists and a steal in win at Penn State (Feb. 5)...went 6-8 from the field for 12 points with 7 rebounds, an assist and a steal in win over #19 Nebraska (Feb. 8)...scored season-high 15 points with 3 boards, 3 assists and a block in win vs. #18 Rutgers (Feb. 10)...added 6 points in win at Wisconsin (Feb. 19)...pulled down 8 boards with 3 assists in a block in win over Penn State (Feb. 23)...scored season-high 16 points with 6 rebounds in win over Indiana (Feb. 26)...added 6 points, 3 rebounds in win at #25 Northwestern to finish 18-0 in conference play (March 1)...added 5 points and 5 rebounds in win over Michigan State in Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 6)...went 4-4 at the line for 6 points with 2 boards, 2 assists and a steal in win in Big Ten Semifinals over #24 Northwestern (March 7)...picked up second career double-double with 12 points, career-high 12 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in Big Ten Championship game (March 8)...added a bucket and 5 boards in win over New Mexico State in NCAA First Round (March 21).

As a Sophomore (2013-14): Named to All-ACC Academic Team..started in 11 games...made first career start at USF and finished with 4 boards, 2 blocks and 4 points (Nov. 8)...added 7 points in 17 minutes vs. Loyola (Nov. 10)...had 7 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists vs. #1 UConn (Nov. 15)...scored 8 points, all in the second half, with 3 boards and 2 assists at Towson (Nov. 23)...went 3-4 from the field for 6 points in 16 minutes vs. Drexel (Nov. 25)...added 6 rebounds in 15 minutes vs. Texas Southern in San Juan Shootout (Nov. 29)...went 5-for-6 from the field for 13 points with 6 boards vs. Ohio in Puerto Rico (Nov. 30)...picked up 2 blocks in 13 minutes in Big Ten/ACC Challenge vs. Ohio State (Dec. 4)...scored 10 points, all in the second half, with a block, in 13 total minutes on the floor vs. Delaware State (Dec. 14)...added 7 points with 5 boards vs. Wofford (Dec. 28)...added 9 points with 9 rebounds, an assist and a block in 16 minutes vs. Charleston (Dec. 29)...added 6 points with 2 rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 9)...added 6 key points in first half at Virginia (Jan. 23)...started vs. #2 Notre Dame, then suffered strained calf (Jan. 27)...missed game vs. Pittsburgh to rest a strained calf (Feb. 6)...added 9 points with boards, a block and a steal in 15 minutes vs. Clemson (Feb. 9)...pulled down 5 boards with 7 points and an assist in 12 minutes at Georgia Tech (Feb. 23)...added a bucket with 2 boards in 15 minutes at Boston College (Feb. 27)...went 3-4 from the field for 7 points with 2 boards and an assists vs. Virginia Tech (March 2)...added three key buckets with 2 boards and 2 assists vs. Army in NCAA First Round (March 23)...added 9 points, 7 in the first half, with 3 boards and a block in NCAA Second Round win vs. Texas (March 25)...hit key free throws with 5 boards in win over #3 Tennessee in NCAA Sweet Sixteen (March 30)...added a bucket, a board, an assist, a steal and a block in 11 minutes in NCAA Elite Eight win at #4 Louisville (April 1).

As a Freshman (2012-13): Named to coaches' All-ACC Freshmen Team...saw first career action as a Terp vs. the Mount and scored 12 points with seven boards, two steals and two blocks (Nov. 9)...had two blocks to go with six points and four boards at Loyola (Nov. 11)...scored career-high 17 points with a three-pointer, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks vs. American (Nov. 21)...pulled down five boards and dished three assists in Terps' win at #19 Nebraska (Nov. 28)...grabbed six rebounds, three in a key second half run, at #2 Connecticut (Dec. 3)...scored five points with three boards, an assist and a steal vs. Virginia (Dec. 6)...added 11 points, five rebounds and an assist vs. George Mason (Dec. 8)...scored nine points with eight boards, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 31 minutes at Towson (Dec. 11)...went 3-for-3 from the field with a block in 16 minutes at Delaware (Dec. 20)...pulled down seven boards with six points vs. Brown (Dec. 28)...scored eight points with three assists and two boards in 27 minutes vs. Hartford (Dec. 29)...notched four boards, two assists, a block and a steal vs. #19 Florida State (Jan. 6)...scored 10 points with six boards, an assist, a block and a steal vs. #24 Miami (Jan. 10)...hit a trey and two buckets, all in the second half, at Virginia Tech (Jan. 13)...scored seven points with a board and a block vs. NC State (Jan. 17)...scored seven points with six boards, an assist, a steal and a block in 27 minutes vs. #11 UNC (Jan. 24)...scored 16 points with five boards , three assists and a block in 33 minutes at Clemson (Jan. 27)...added 10 points in 26 minutes on the floor with two rebounds and a steal vs. Boston College (Feb. 3)...went 5-for-5 from the field for 12 points vs. Wake Forest (Feb. 8)...went 3-for-3 from the field for six points, seven rebounds and three assists and scored in Terps' run to take the lead in the second half at #5 Duke (Feb. 11)...pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds with seven points and four assists in 30 minutes vs. Clemson (Feb. 14)...went 4-for-4 at the line for 12 points with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks at Virginia (Feb. 17)...scored 11 points with two assists and three boards at Boston College (Feb. 21)...scored eight points with five rebounds, a block and an assist vs. No. 5 Duke (Feb. 24)...added 13 points with two threes in Terps' win over Wake Forest (March 3)...hit a clutch three with just over two minutes to play in Terps' OT win over Wake in the ACC Quarters (March 8)...scored eight points with four boards and a block vs. #15 UNC in ACC Semis (March 9)...picked up three steals in Terps’ win over Michigan State in NCAA Second Round (March 25).

Before Maryland: Top-ranked post player coming out of 2012 class...No. 6 overall recruit on's Hoop Gurlz rankings with a scouts grade of 97...led high school team to back-to-back state titles in junior and senior seasons...ended her career averaging 18.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game in her four years...her 1,210 career rebounds make her No. 9 and 321 career blocks make her No. 14 in Ohio high school's all-time scoring leader with 1,910 points in her four years...McDonald's All-American (2012)and a WNCA All-American (2012)...named to USA Today All-USA First Team, as well as All-Ohio Division I First Team, in 2011...Max Preps First Team All-American in 2011...Sporting News High School Second Team All-American in 2011 as well...named the Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Year in her junior year ...named Miss Ohio Basketball in 2011 and was a finalist in 2009 and 2010... led high school team to an undefeated season and Division I state title in 2011...named Player of the Game in championship... Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Player of the Year and All-Northeast Inland Division I First Team as a junior...Northeast Inland Player of the Year as a freshman and a sophomore, named ESPN Rise Underclass All-American (2010)...three-time AP All-Ohio First Team player (2009, 2010, 2011)... named the Tri-County Coaches' Association Underclassman of the Year and the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Hardcourt Hero in 2009...participated in U.S. Under-16 National Team trials in highs are 39 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks... played for Julie Solis at Twinsburg...also played for Tom Jenkins with Sports City U.

Personal: Parents are Ronald Howard and Melodi DeLong-Howard...siblings are Dara DeLong, Danielle Smith and Marisa Howard...graduated in the top 12 of her high school class...lists Dwight Howard and former Terp great Marissa Coleman as her sports heroes...chose Maryland for the staff and people, as well as the family environment...also considered Notre Dame, Tennessee, UConn, Florida State, Duke and Stanford among others...graduated with her degree in kinesiology in three years...currently working on pre-med course work...wants to be a cardiologist.


Points 17 vs. American (11/21/12)
Rebounds 12 vs. Ohio State (3/8/15)
FGM 8 at Clemson (1/27/13)
FGA 12 (2X) last at Clemson (1/27/13)   
3FGM 1 (7X) last vs. Wagner (11/16/14)
3FGA 3 (2X) last vs. Wake Forest (3/3/13)
FTM 4 (7X) last vs. Pitt (11/28/15)
FTA 6 at Indiana (1/25/15)
Assists 4 (3X) last vs. Wagner (11/16/14)
Blocks 2 (13X) last at Illinois (12/31/15)
Steals 4 vs. Wagner (11/16/14)
Minutes 35 vs. #18 Rutgers (2/10/15)


  2015-16 Season Career
Double-Figure Scoring 1 22
Games with 10+ Rebounds   3
Double-Doubles   2
Games with at least a block 6 50
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