Texas senior outside hitter Micaya White recently helped the Longhorns women’s volleyball team take down the nation’s number one program in I-35 and Big 12 rival, Baylor.
White, the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, contributed five kills in an offensive onslaught at the previously undefeated Bears’ expense on Oct. 23 in Austin. The Longhorns, who are a top-five program themselves, are now 44-0 against Baylor at home.
The 6-foot-1-inch White is living up to her preseason honor so far in her final season in the burnt orange. She has 214 kills, 141 digs and 250 points to keep Texas near the top of the AVCA coaches poll. It is more than likely that she will be selected to the AVCA All-America and All-Big 12 Teams again.
When White was at Frisco Centennial High, she was either a winner or a nominee of various district, state and even national honors. The psychology major comes from an athletic family, with her father being a lottery selection in the 1989 NBA Draft and her brother playing professional basketball in Japan.