VUU’s Taylor White named CIAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Fred Jeter | 5/26/2016, 7:17 a.m.
Few have maximized their college experience more than Virginia Union University’s Taylor White.
The senior’s all-around achievement has earned her the CIAA’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
The honor is bestowed on the most well-rounded student-athlete in athletic, academic and community performance.
From LaPlata, Md., the 6-foot-2 post player on the basketball court averaged 10 points and nine rebounds while recording 11 double-doubles.
Earning All-CIAA hoops honors as well, White helped VUU to the CIAA and NCAA Atlantic Region titles and to the NCAA Division II’s Elite Eight.
The Dean’s List student posted a 4.0 GPA in her major of education. She will return to campus in the fall to play volleyball and will graduate in December.
Off campus, White served as an essay judge for the Lucille M. Brown Community Youth Bowl, participated in the Teddy Bear Christmas Drive and volunteered more than 60 hours as a linguistics tutor at Richmond’s Overby-Sheppard Elementary School.
The CIAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year is Livingstone College golfer Phillip Harrison.