NWC's Weekly Award Bounces to White

News Release Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Hilary White, a senior on the Whitman College women's basketball team, has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for women's basketball.

White, a 5-foot-10 guard, averaged 22 points and eight rebounds in two games last weekend -- a big 19-point victory over Pacific Lutheran and a slim four-point loss to second-place Puget Sound. 

        Hilary White

White enjoyed her best game of the weekend against Pacific Lutheran, combining 24 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. She made four of nine shots from the 3-point line and was nine of 17 from the floor overall.

The game marked the fourth time this season that White missed a double-double by one rebound. Her lone double-double this winter came with a 14-point, 13-rebound contribution to a victory over Lewis & Clark.  

White had 20 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's game against Puget Sound. She made six of 13 shots from the floor while knocking down three 3-pointers and all five of her free throws. 

This week's NWC awards were announced Tuesday morning. Later than night, White matched her career-high with 25 points in a two-point loss to Whitworth. She also pulled down eight rebounds, giving her game-high totals in both points and rebounds for the second time in three games.

Playing the final home of her career Tuesday, White ran her career scoring total to 953 points, which moves her past 1993 graduate Heather Denker into 14th place on Whitman's all-time scoring list.

The Whitman women's team ends its season Friday night against Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. White needs 18 points in her final game to move past 2006 graduate Laura Vertatschitsch into the 13th spot on the Missionary career scoring ladder.

In her 15 NWC games this season, White is averaging 14.7 points per game, which ranks her fourth -- just a single point out of third -- in individual scoring. In other conference only statistics, she is No. 1 in 3-point baskets (2.47 pg) and No. 7 in rebounding (6.7 pg).

White, who lives in Carlsbad, Calif., was graduated from Bishop's School in La Jolla, was voted to the NWC First Team a year ago as a junior. 

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu