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White Earns First Basketball All-America Honors in UCCS History

By: UCCS PR Email
By: UCCS PR Email

EDINBORO, Pa. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore guard Derrick White became the first basketball student-athlete in school history to earn All-America honors this morning from Daktronics. He was named to the Third Team and was the only sophomore on the three All-America teams.

White led the South Central Region with 22.2 points per game and broke UCCS season records in scoring average and total points (621). He is leading Division II with 251 made free throws and holds the program records for free throws made in a season and career (415). White has the best single-game free throw percentage in Division II this season with an 18-of-18 performance against Metro State in the RMAC Shootout Championship Game.

White also led UCCS with 42 blocked shots, and set the program record with six blocked shots against Colorado State-Pueblo on Jan. 4. He was a member of the NABC and Daktronics All-South Central Region First Teams, the RMAC All-Shootout Team, the All-RMAC First Team and was a three-time RMAC Offensive Player of thru Week.

UCCS finished with a program record 21 wins, put together a record 10-game winning streak, won its first playoff game in program history in the first home playoff game in program history, advanced to the RMAC Shootout Championship game for the first time and qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament for the first time. The Mountain Lions' 21-9 record is a 14-game improvement from the 5-21 season of 2012-13.

The Sports Information Directors at Division II institutions nominated and voted on the Daktronics All-America teams.


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