MADISON, W.Va – MaKenzie White a Scott High School graduate is in her senior year at Fairmont State University (FSU).
White had an impressive four years at Scott with her career points totaling 2,130.
After graduating from Scott she went on to attend West Virginia University. She played five games before transferring to FSU.
White has had a few ups and downs during her college basketball career. She had two knee injuries. White was out the entire 2014 – 15 season.
White said the knee injury, “It really didn’t set me back as far as playing the way I did before. Obviously it set me back because I had to set out.”
“I have played basketball since I was able to walk,” said White. “I started when I was six with buddy league and then when I was in fourth grade I started traveling and I haven’t stopped.”
White said it was year round.
White said she would love to coach college level basketball if the opportunity ever came available.
White and the FSU Falcons played in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) at the Charleston Civic Center.
Thursday, March 2 FSU went up against Notre Dame. FSU defeated Notre Dame 73 – 67.
The Falcons then went on to play the University of Charleston (UC). The Falcons defeated UC 71 – 57.
The Falcons next opponent was Wheeling Jesuit University where they got knocked out of the MEC tournament with a final score of 80 – 61.
The FSU Falcons had a 19 – 12 overall record for the season.
White said advice she would give girls playing basketball would be, “Stay in the gym. Practice, practice, practice.”
“You can have talent, but you can always get better,” said White.
According to the FSU website, Makenzie White was “…named to the MEC All-Tournament team after leading the Falcons to the MEC finals for the first time in program history. White also received the Commissioner’s Heart & Hustle Award.”
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.