2013: Floor exercise specialist who competed in every meet ... third straight year has been a regular in Army's rotation ... tied career-high with a 14.3 in road win over Springfield ... earned share of third place with senior Jared Breeden ... scored in the 14-point range six times .. second-highest mark of 14.2 recorded in home triangular that included NCAA participant and No. 5 ranked Stanford ... turned in a strong showing at the ECAC Championships ... one of seven Black Knights to advance to the individual finals and among two in floor exercise after posting a 14.1 to tie for eighth place ... improved upon placing with seventh-place showing in the finals (13.7).
2012: Competed in a majority of meets on floor exercise ... career-high 14.3 posted in regular-season finale in triangular road meet hosted by William & Mary that included Temple ... score was highest by a Black Knight and listed fourth in the meet ... mark just missed breaking into Army's top five scores of the season ... scored in the 14-point range four times ... second highest score (14.1) recorded at the ECAC Championships.
2011: Appeared in eight meets in floor exercise rookie season ... scored 13.7 for Army's second-highest score at the West Point Open, helping the Black Knights to a third-place finish ... broke that mark with 14.0 in road match at Springfield ... competed in both matches against Penn State ... turned in Army's third-highest score (13.8) at the All-Academy Championships ... among the Black Knights' contingent at the ECAC Championships ... also competed against Temple along with William & Mary ... scored 13.0 to tie for fourth place at the Black Knights' intra-squad scrimmage this past November.
Club/High School: Competed five years at Avant Couer Gymnastics Club under coach Donnie Gardner ... an Academic All-American ... competed at the Junior Olympics in 2008 as an all-arounder, while regular participant at the Region 2 competition since joining Avant Couer.
Personal: Given name is Ian Andrew Howard ... son of Sharon and Mark Howard ... one of three children .. older sister Rachel (22) is in the Air Force and currently stationed in Dover, Del., while younger brother Philip (16) competes in racquetball ... favorite athletes are Olympians Jason Gatson and Paul Hamm ... majoring in Information Technology.