EAST GREENSBORO –Senior Kayla White is one of 10 Division I student-athletes in the nation to earn a spot on the 2019 Pre-NCAA Championship Watch List for the Bowerman, the highest track and field honor in collegiate athletics.
The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the 10 student-athletes on Tuesday. White’s accolades are numerous.
White was recently named the USTFCCCA Southeast Region women’s outdoor track athlete of the year to go along with her being named the Southeast Region women’s indoor track athlete of the year in March. White was also named the national women’s indoor track athlete of the year by the NCAA after winning the national championship in the women’s 200 meters.
A Miami native, White is ranked first in the nation and in the world in the 100 meters with a time of 10.96 ran at the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track in East Greensboro. White is ranked fourth nationally in the 200 at 22.52. She was named the MEAC Outdoor Most Outstanding Performer after winning the 100, 200 and being one-fourth of the championship 4x100 meter relay team.
White has qualified for the NCAA championships in the 100, 200 and 4x100. She is a 17-time MEAC champion when her indoor and outdoor conference titles are combined.
Below are the 10 student-athletes who made it on the latest edition of The Watch List:
Chanel Brissett, USC
Teahna Daniels, Texas
Yanis David, Florida
Olivia Gruver, Washington
Jessica Hull, Oregon
Shadae Lawrence, Colorado State
Sha'Carri Richardson, LSU
Kayla White, North Carolina A&T
Ashtin Zamzow, Texas