Prep:Team captain in 2004... A four- year letter winner throughout high school... Was named Team Most Valuable Athlete all four years at Corona del Sol High School... Made first team all-city his sophomore and junior years and was named the East Valley Swimmer of the Year... Was his region’s Swimmer of the Year in 2003 and 2004... Finished first in the regional meet in the 50 and 100 free his senior year...Was also third in the 50 and 100 free at the state meet in 2004...Swam for the Desert Thunder Aquatics Club in Mesa, Ariz.
Personal: Born Andrew Steven Howard on Feb. 17, 1986, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Son of Steven and Renee Howard...Has one older sister, Erin, and one younger brother, Michael... Intends to pursue a degree in biochemistry with the intent of becoming a doctor... Says he chose the University of Arizona because of the "great academic and athletic programs."