EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Athletics has joined with Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to take time each week to honor a Cougar student-athlete who excels both in competition and in the classroom.
This week's honoree is women's basketball student-athlete Lauren White. The redshirt senior from Edwardsville, Illinois, graduated last spring with a degree in criminal justice with a Spanish minor. She carried a 3.6 grade point average during that time. White is currently pursuing an MBA at SIUE.
In the Cougars' first regular season game, White scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had six assists at Nebraska.
Last season, White started all 31 games for the Cougars. She averaged 12 points per game and 4.3 rebounds.
White and the Cougars will be back in action Friday when they host Air Force at 7 p.m.