Qualified for the NCAA championships in both 2010 and 2011
Was seventh in the 500 free (4:19.13) in 2011, and ninth in the 1,650 free (15:25.80) in 2010 at the Pac-10 championships
Has the school's 10th-best all-time mark in the 500 free (4:19.13)
Was 2010 second-team Pac-10 All-Academic
Swam a 3:59.61 in the 400 free at the 2009 World Championship Trials
At the 2007 Junior National Championships, placed sixth in the 400 free (4:02.70), 10th in the 800 free (8:22.56) and 12th in the 1500 free (16:03.72)
High School Success
2008 CIF Southern Section Division I champion in the 500 free (4:22.63
Attended the 2006 National Select Camp
Parents are Lee and Trudi Howell
Majoring in political economies of industrial societies
Born Feb. 20, 1990, in Long Beach, Calif.
200 Free 1:36.43
500 Free 4:19.13
1000 Free 9:12.68
1650 Free 15:15.63
200 Free 1:53.26
400 Free 3:59.61
Why did you choose Cal?
I chose Cal because of its outstanding reputation for academics, its successful athletic programs and the one-of-a-kind environment the Berkeley is well known for.
What do you hope to gain from your four years at Cal?
After four years at Cal, I want to gain knowledge of other cultures and people, and use those experiences to make myself a better person.
Where do you see yourself after graduation?
After graduation from Cal, I would like to go to a post-graduate art school, possibly in Europe, exploring the history and cultures of the continent.
What do you think makes Cal different than any other school?
I think Cal is different because of the huge diversity of the types of people, opinions and cultures that all convene here in Berkeley. Such a mixture allows nearly everyone to express themselves and be accepted by everyone. It's the people here that makes Cal so unique.