• Spent first two collegiate seasons at the University of South Florida
• Started all but one games as a freshman and all 20 games as a sophomore
• Became the first underclassman ever to win American Athletic Conference Defensive Player in 2016
• A Second Team NSCAA All-Region selection
• Received a First Team All-AAC nod in 2016 and was listed on All-Rookie Team in 2015
• Was a four-time AAC Defensive Player of the Week Award winner his sophomore season
• Recorded one goal and two assists in two seasons including an equalizer in an overtime loss to Boston College in the NCAA Second Round
• An All-AAC Academic Team member in 2016
• Played at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut
• A High School All-American his senior year
• Helped lead his team to its first undefeated team in school history in 2014
• Named to the 2014 WNEPSSA Select All-Star team
• A 2014 NSCAA All-State selection for Prep L schools
• Led his club team, Connecticut Football Club, to a state cup championship in 2013
• Comes from a family of seven with two brothers and two sisters
• Came to the U.S. after being identified by the MTN Football Scholars program which uses soccer to promote social change and gives opportunities for the top student-athletes in Nigeria to earn an education at American prep schools and universities
Spring Football NotebookFootball4/20/18As part of the inaugural Wahoowa Weekend, spring football concludes for the Cavaliers with an open practice April 28 at Scott Stadium.Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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