A three-year starter at first base ... a converted shortstop who learned to play first base during the 2000 fall season ... a 2004 team captain ... an excellent leader ... a good power hitter ... stands second all-time at UVa in putouts (987), 11th in walks (61), and 13th in RBI (72) and doubles (18) ... has recorded over 300 putouts in each of her first three seasons ... has hit .316 (18-57) in ACC games during her career.
2003: Started all 50 games she appeared in at first base ... posted a .269 batting average (36-134) ... scored 21 runs while driving in 20 ... hit .353 (6-17) with three doubles in six ACC contests ... led team with a .985 fielding percentage (5 errors on 336 total chances) ... recorded seven multiple-RBI games and six multiple-hit games ... named to the Tar Heel Invitational All-Tournament Team (3/29) after two-hit games vs. Hawaii and East Carolina ... was 3-4 with two RBI against Drake (2/21) ... scored three runs in second game of a doubleheader vs. Stony Brook (3/14) ... had a single, double and home run to go along with three RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader against UNC-Greensboro (3/25) ... hit .375 (18-48) in RBI opportunities and hit .471 (16-34) when leading off an inning ... recipient of the UVa Athletic Department's 2003 Ernest H. Ern Award given in recognition of outstanding contributions to student life by an intercollegiate athlete.
2002:Started 62 games with 57 at first base ... also started five games as the designated player ... hit .243 (43-177) with a career-best nine extra-base hits ... drove in 20 runs ... tied for team lead with four sacrifice flies ... was issued 17 walks and scored nine runs ... topped the team with 353 putouts (fifth on UVa's single season list) and had a .974 fielding percentage (10 errors in 388 total chances) ... hit .375 (9-24) with runners on third base and less than two outs ... was 3-4 with three RBI and two runs scored against Morehead State (3/1).
2001: Had a productive freshman season ... played in 65 games with 63 starts, including 43 at first base ... hit .291 (48-165) with 32 RBI and 17 runs ... batted .400 (8-20) in ACC play ... had 25 walks and 11 sacrifice hits ... posted a .978 fielding percentage (eight errors in 358 total chances) ... second on team with 333 putouts (seventh at UVa) ... had 10 multiple-hit games, including a four-hit outing against Centenary (4/7) ... hit a grand slam vs. Coastal Carolina (3/12) ... fourth on team with nine multiple-RBI games ... named to the Lady Vol Spring Invitational All-Tournament Team.
High School: Four-time All-League selection ... played shortstop ... twice named All-Eastside (1999 and 2000) and Eastside Player of the Year in 2000 ... two-time recipient of team's Most Inspirational Award ... lettered four times in softball and basketball and three times in volleyball ... All-League selection and team captain in all three sports ... 2000 All-Eastside Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Scholar Athlete and National Honor Society member from 1997-00 ... served as a peer tutor.
Personal: Born 9/26/81 in Redmond, Wash. ... daughter of Amy and Stan Owings ... mother played golf at the University of Oregon ... a 2003-04 Student Athlete Mentor ... majoring in psychology.
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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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