|Birth name||Anita Ann Howard|
|National team||United States|
|Born||March 22, 1969|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||University of Florida|
|Club||Quicksilver Track Club|
Howard received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she was a member of the Florida Gators track and field team from 1988 to 1991. She graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1993, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2007.
Howard won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 meters relay at the 1997 World Indoor Championships in Paris, together with teammates Shanelle Porter, Natasha Kaiser-Brown and Jearl Miles-Clark. The team set a new North American indoor record of 3:27.66 minutes.
Her personal best in the 400 meters was a time of 51.01 seconds, which she ran in Austin, Texas in June 1992.
- F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
- "Nine Members Inducted Into University of Florida Athletics Hall of Fame," GatorZone.com (April 13, 2007). Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- World women's all-time best 400m (last updated 2001)