Women's Basketball Standout Jewel White Earns Multiple All-America Honors for Second-Straight Season
White earns multiple All-America honors for the second-straight season
RINDGE, N.H. (March 20, 2012) -- Franklin Pierce University women's basketball standout Jewel White (Worcester, Mass.) earned a pair of All-America honors on Tuesday, including third-team honors from Daktronics and honorable-mention status from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
White's third-team honor from Daktronics marks the second-straight season she received praise from the organization as she picked up first-team accolades in 2011. White earned honorable-mention status from the WBCA for the second time in as many seasons.
The senior center and co-captain produced an outstanding final season in Rindge in 2011-12 as she averaged a double-double of 16.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. She posted 22 double-doubles and scored 20-or-more points nine times. White finished her career with 1,432 points and 1,013 rebounds as became just the fourth player in program history to top 1,000 in both career scoring and boards.
White last week was named to the NCAA All-Regional team after she averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in a pair of games in the NCAA Tournament. It marked the second time in her career she was named to the all-regional team and the first time since 2010 when she helped guide the Ravens to the East title and a trip to the Division II Final Four. White netted 25 points and 13 rebounds in a 78-68 win over fourth-seeded Pace on March 9 in the first round and followed with nine points and seven boards in a tough 54-52 loss to No. 5 nationally ranked Bentley in the second round on March 10.
White led the Ravens to another tremendous season in 2011-12, as Franklin Pierce produced a 20-10 record (the fifth-straight 20-win season and 14th overall) and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the fifth-straight year. Earlier this season, she was named to the All-Northeast-10 Conference First-Team and Daktronics All-East First-Team.
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