Etiwanda High School softball standout Candace Haliburton has decided she’ll attend Howard University in Washington D.C.
She hasn’t made an official visit yet. That will come in January. But she has visited the school, doing so her freshman year while on a family trip for the presidential inauguration.
Haliburton, a speedy outfielder, was also considering Tennessee State and Hampton University. She plans to major in education.
“I am very excited about the opportunity,” she said. “They really wanted me to play for them and I think it will be a great place to be.”
Haliburton helped the Eagles to a 24-9 record and second-place showing in the Baseline League behind Chino Hills last year as a junior. She hit .296 with an on-base percentage of .367. She had 15 RBI, 27 runs scored, 5 doubles, a triple and a home run.
This will be her fourth year on the varsity squad.
Howard was 14-29 overall last year and competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.