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Keri White

School

Appalachian State University

Position
Third Base
Major
Special Education
Keri White

Classroom

Keri White excels in the classroom as a special education major. She was named to the 2019 Sun Belt Commissioner’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better during the 2018-19 academic year. She has also been named to the App State Athletics Academic Honor Roll numerous times for having a GPA of 3.25 and above. 

Character

Keri is a great leader and teammate. She welcomes the newcomers and makes sure they are comfortable, while also making herself someone they can come to for advice. Keri is a veteran on the team and treats all her coaches, support staff, and teammates with respect.

From Head Coach Shelly Hoerner: “Keri is the epitome of who you would want in your program. She is one of the most competitive players I have ever coached and wants to win at everything she does, that is why she is successful in the classroom and on the field as well. Keri sets the example as a leader for our team and goes above and beyond in the community. She loves helping students with special needs and that’s why she will be a wonderful special education teacher. All of these qualities speak to her true character. For as successful as she has been, her character outweighs her talent.”

Community

In the community, Keri has volunteered with her teammates at many different organizations including the Hospitality House (local homeless shelter) and others in the area. The App State softball team ranked 8th in community service among college softball teams, according the Helper Helper platform. Keri is also active in the App State softball camps, teaching young girls the basics of softball.

Competition

On the field, Keri started at third base in all 56 games during her junior year and was named to the All-Sun Belt Second Team. As the leadoff hitter, she led the Mountaineers in seven categories including runs scored (38), hits (66), doubles (11), triples (2), total bases (90), stolen bases (13) and at bats (190). She posted a .347 batting average alongside a .474 slugging percentage and was a perfect 13-for-13 stealing bases.