Portia White to play college basketball

  • Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 1:30am
  • Sports
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Portia White.

Contributed photo Portia White.

From Northern Vermont University.

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s basketball and Head Coach Greg Eckman recently announced the commitment Portia White for the 2021-22 year. White is the Badgers first commitment for the class of 2025.

A native of Deer Harbor, Washington, White is a current student-athlete at Orcas Island High School where she has been a four-year varsity standout both on the basketball court and on the softball field. Off the playing surface, White has participated in Key Club, Environmental Club, the school’s newspaper, and a mentor tutoring program. White also spent time as a volunteer for her local newspaper where she wrote the high school sports articles. She has also been part of National Honor Society since the end of her sophomore year.

Coach Eckman is excited about the addition of White and believes she will make an impact to the Badger frontcourt. “We have been very impressed with Portia since the first time we identified her during her sophomore season. Both on and off the court Portia has shown the desire, ability and work ethic needed to play at the college level.” I am very excited for Portia to join our Education Department here on the Johnson campus and I truly feel Portia is the first of what is going to shape up to be a very strong 2021 recruiting class for the Badgers!”

“I chose Northern Vermont University-Johnson because it was the place that allows me to pursue the degree I am most interested in while playing the sport I love,” said White. “I am really looking forward to developing as a post player for Coach Eckman. He has made me feel welcomed from the very beginning of the recruiting process.”

When arrived at NVU-Johnson White will pursue a degree in Childhood Education with a focus on Elementary Education and Special Education. This past season White averaged a double digit scoring with 12 points and 12 rebounds per game. The 6’1 forward shot an impressive 55% from the floor and will look to make an immediate impact for the Badgers in the 2021-22 campaign.

Head Coach Greg Eckman plans to announce additional commitments in the near future.