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Rounding the Bases with Danielle Howard

April 28, 2010
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Today's "Rounding the Bases" feature highlights Danielle Howard, a sophomore from Earlville, Md.

Today's "Rounding the Bases" segment features Danielle Howard, a sophomore utility player from Earlville, Md.

Howard has appeared in 36 games for the Lady Flames this season, starting in 31, and alternating between third base and left field. She ranks third on the squad with a .407 on-base percentage and a .554 slugging percentage, and has the second-most home runs with seven.

Howard, the daughter of Shawn and Paula Howard, is majoring in business marketing at Liberty.

Getting to Know Danielle Howard

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Romans 12:12. My number is 12, but more importantly, this verse helps me live stress free. There's always a better tomorrow, so be patient in pain and give your problems to God.

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …
Everything, all the time.

What is the best movie you watched over the last year?
The Proposal

I came to Liberty because …
I wanted to be in an atmosphere that influenced me positively.

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …
My first catch. I put my glove on the wrong hand and threw with my left hand. It turned out to look the same as a right-handed throw.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?
The girl from Step-Up. You know why.

The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is…
We ask God for guidance before everything. It's so relieving to know he's on our side. And I love study hall!

My dream job would be…
I want to own my own business, but never have to be there. I want to work with horses and travel the world.

The team that I'm most looking forward to competing against this year is …
Radford.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
To be able to move everything with my mind. (Including myself so I can fly)

The TV Show I can't live without watching each week is…
FRIENDS! Kelly, Mere, and I lived off this show last year. It's so funny!!

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches (and why) …
Simple. They would do what they make us do.

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty softball team is …
The family we have become and the obstacles we conquer. For instance, I heard Benny is really good at the ladder now.

If you could have dinner with three people throughout history, who would they be and why?
John the Baptist. I just learned he was the greatest man to ever live! Anyone from history would be cool I think!

My personal goals this season are …
Be consistent and relaxed.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
Mission trip to Guatemala!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere with open space, toys (i.e. 4 wheelers, jetskis, horses), and a ton of friends.

Do you have any pre-game habits/rituals, and what are they?
Pray, ipod, devotions or journal on the bus.

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
"Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability, even if you don't like it." -Dad