Indiana Wesleyan University
Liz Howerth was a three-sport athlete in basketball, volleyball, and track at Athens High School in The Plains, Ohio. She was an All-State athlete in volleyball and basketball, while her 4x100 relay team broke the school record. She currently holds the third highest high school basketball career field goal percentage (65%) in the state of Ohio. Liz was a captain for her volleyball and basketball teams and voted both MVP and Most Unselfish Player by her teammates. She graduated in 2003. In 2016, Liz was inducted into the Athens High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Though she was recruited by many Division I schools, Liz elected to play basketball at Indiana Wesleyan University in order to grow as an athlete and person under Coach Steve Brooks’ leadership. A four-year starter and leader for the Wildcats, Liz was also named a Scholar-Athlete, a three-time NAIA All-American, three-time NAIA All-Tournament, and three-time MCC Player of the Year. During her senior year, the Wildcats had an undefeated season (38-0) and won the National Championship. Liz was named MVP of the tournament and NCCAA Player of the Year. She holds school records as #4 in career assists (470), #2 in career average rebounds (18.6), and #1 in career steals (313). Liz also holds the #1 career scoring record (for both men and women) at Indiana Wesleyan (2,674 pts.). She is very appreciative of the lessons learned during those years and for the close friendships from college that continue to this day.
Liz graduated in 2007 with an Elementary Education major and Christian Studies minor. Liz did her student teaching abroad at Riverside British International School in Prague, Czech Republic. Following graduation, she taught at Riverside for two more years. With the desire to integrate her cross-cultural experiences, love for people, and passion for freedom and healing, Liz returned to Indiana Wesleyan to attend graduate school. In 2013, she received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Since graduate school, Liz has worked with teens at a residential facility, college students at Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan, and impoverished children and families in Indianapolis. In 2015, she officially became a licensed mental health counselor.
Currently residing in Indianapolis, Liz enjoys spending time with her great community of friends, visiting family, participating in CrossFit, and serving others on short-term mission trips. Her desire is to combine her leadership skills, love of athletics, passion for counseling, and heart for missions in everything that she does