The reason behind Anriel Howard’s unique nickname

Mississippi State forward sports the name “Lashes”

Rachel with Lashes in Portland

PORTLAND, OR (WLBT) - Mississippi State graduate transfer Anriel Howard was the missing piece to the puzzle this season for the Bulldogs. Howard had 21 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in her last game in Starkville, marking her 45th career double-double.

While Howard provides the Bulldogs with stats to keep them on the elite end of the spectrum, she also brings high-energy and strong personality to the court.

She goes by the nickname “Lashes” thanks to her beautiful, false eyelashes that she wears during practices and games. Howard said her mom suggested the name and once she started college, it just stuck!

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