Chaminade Julienne senior point guard Krista White put an end to a long college recruiting process Dec. 12 by placing her signature on a National Letter of Intent to join the Golden Flashes of Kent State University.
The four-year varsity letter winner will receive a full athletic grant and plans to study international relations at the northeastern Ohio university, located about 50 miles south of Cleveland. Her commitment should come as no surprise to the Eagle faithful who have followed her high school career and nor to KSU supporters, who learned of White’s recruitment more than one month prior to her signing ceremony at CJ.
"Golden Flash fans will enjoy watching Krista play as she brings an energetic and active brand of basketball to the M.A.C. Center," said Danielle O'Banion, first-year Kent State women’s basketball head coach, in a Nov. 14 web release posted online at kentstatesports.com.
"Her athleticism and tenacity make her an impactful defender on the ball. She has the potential to make major contributions as a youngster for that reason," O’Banion said. The NCAA Division I Golden Flashes compete in the Mid-American Conference.
With her future plans laid out, the two-time recipient of Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League (GGCL) Grey North Honorable Mention accolades intends to put the focus back on the objectives she and her Eagles teammates set out to achieve during their 2013 campaign – goals that include earning the women's basketball program’s sixth consecutive share of the GGCL title.
“As a senior, I want to win the league and get to game eight, which is state,” White said. The Eagles narrowly missed making an appearance in Columbus last season, falling short by one point in the Division II regional finals.
Nearing the halfway point of the regular season, CJ (7-2, 0-1 GGCL) plays league opponent Fenwick on Dec. 22 before a re-match with undefeated Potter’s House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) on Dec. 29 in the 9th Annual Braggin’ Rights Classic hosted at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati.