White signs with Bulldogs
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Savannah, Tenn., native Courtney White to scholarship papers for the 2009-10 academic year. White becomes the 11th player in the 2009 class for the Bulldogs.
White is a four-year starter at Hardin County High School for coach Jason Dennis, earning All-District 13-AAA honors as a junior. She batted .292 last season with eight doubles, three home runs, 22 RBIs, 17 walks and 17 runs scored in 41 games for the Tigers. As a sophomore she posted a .252 batting average in 32 contests with five doubles, three home runs, 15 RBIs, 12 walks and 14 runs scored. White had 12 career home runs heading into this season and has added two more in 2009.
She has played during the summer for the West Tennessee Stars, winning USSSA 14-under B state championship in 2006 and 16-under B state title in 2007. The club won the USGF 18-under A World Series in 2008.
White also earned two letters in volleyball, winning the District 13-AAA regular season championship during her senior year. She was voted All-District 13-AAA this past season as well and is a nominee for HCHS Female Athlete of the Year. She has also been nominated for the TSSAA A.F. Bridges Scholarship.
Her father, Blake, played baseball at Shelby State Community College (now Southwest Tennessee CC) and her grandfather, James Clarke, played baseball for four seasons at Lambuth University. She is the daughter of Blake and Dianne White of Savannah, Tenn.
White joins Station Camp’s Christina Manis, Macon County’s Chandra Brooks, Mt. Juliet’s Megan Lavery, Houston County’s Shannel Nolen, Ravenwood’s Nicole Swann, White House’s Emily Nicholson, Lawrence County’s Allison Blackwood, Corona, Calif., native Caitlin Gray, DeKalb County’s Victoria Bennett and Gordonsville’s Courtney Maynard in this year’s signing class.