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Micaya White

School

University of Texas

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Psychology

Classroom

Micaya White graduated with a degree in psychology and a picked-up a minor in sociology in Spring 2019 with a 3.57 GPA. Entering her fourth year, she has been named Academic All-Big 12 three consecutive years and was the Academic Team MVP. She is a two-time Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar nominee, and in 2018 she earned second-team honors. White has earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll each of her semesters at Texas and has earned the Provost Award for having a 4.0 twice.

Character

Considered a silent leader, White leads by example on the court. Off the court, she is known for her faith, her love of yoga and music and her quirky personality.

“Micaya’s loyalty to our program on the court, in the classroom and in the community has been vital to our team’s success. She will be one of the most decorated players to have ever played at Texas. Her commitment to being great on the court and in the classroom will certainly lead to lots of great opportunities for her after her college career is over.” - Texas Volleyball Associate Head Coach Tonya Johnson

Community

White has been active within the community of Texas and the city of Austin during her time as a Longhorn. She has participated in Orange Santa, a Texas Athletics-based toy drive; Supply the Teachers, helping fill caring boxes with school supplies for over 6,000 teachers; and has participated in UT & Me: Celebrating Women and Girls in Sports for the last three years. She has also worked with Special Olympics, TexasTHON and Austin Disaster Relief Network and has volunteered with many local schools for fitness nights and volleyball instruction.

Competition

White is the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year (2018) and the 2019 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year. She was named a second-team AVCA All-American in 2018, a third-team All-American in 2017 and a first-team All-American in 2016. She has been named to the All-Big 12 First Team all three seasons so far and put down her 1,000th kill on Oct. 4 of her junior season. She has amassed 1,254 kills so far in her career, adding 801 digs, 225 blocks and 68 aces.

(All stats as of nomination time.)