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White, Stephanie, 1977-



  • Existence: June 20, 1977 -

Biographical Information

Stephanie White attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1999. In that same year, she and her co-captain Ukari Figgs, led the Boilermakers to their first NCAA championship. During her senior year, White led her teammates in points earned, three-point field goal percentage, and assists per game. The team had a nearly perfect season, ending the year with a record of 34 wins and one loss. Due to her outstanding sportsmanship, White was also recognized nationally as the winner of the Wade Trophy, which was awarded to the national college player of the year. Before enrolling at Purdue, White was named Indiana Miss Basketball, Gatorade National Player of the Year, and the USA Today National Player of the Year in 1995.

White joined the WNBA in 1999 as a professional basketball player until her retirement in 2004. White-McCarty joined the Chiago Sky as an assistant coach in 2007, where she stayed for four years before joining the Indiana Fever as an assistant coach. She was named their head coach in 2014. Currently, White is the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball team. She also works as the Color Analyst and In-Studio Analyst for the Big Ten Network. White is one of only two women named on a list of the 50 greatest basketball players in Indiana history.