Stephanie Howard was an outstanding two sport athlete at HHS. She lettered all four years in both basketball and track & field. Stephanie excelled in track, but basketball is where she left her mark. Over her four years, Stephanie earned recognition on numerous “all” teams - district, regional and state. She finished her Blue Streak career with 1,364 career points. At the time this was the school record. Following her senior year, Stephanie was selected to play in the VHSL All-Star game and was named the Most Valuable Player.
After graduation from HHS, Stephanie attended Radford University on a basketball scholarship. At Radford, Stephanie became the most outstanding player in the school’s history. She set single game records for points (42) assists (17) and steals (9), as well as the single season scoring average of 22.7 points per game. Stephanie was named All-American all four years at Radford and finished her career as the leading scorer in school history with 2,146 points.
When she ended her Radford career she owned 27 school records, all of which still stand today. In 1995 she was inducted into the inaugural class of Radford’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Following college, Stephanie played professionally for 8 years in Switzerland, leading her team to two Swiss championship finals and earning numerous awards and acknowledgements. Stephanie returned to Harrisonburg in 1997. Since then she has served as a Program Director at the Boys and Girls Club and currently as an Athletic Program Specialist with the Department of Parks and Recreation.