Senior Celeste Stewart Earned Outstanding Player of the Year Award
Celeste Stewart drained 25 points, while Britny Edwards notched a double-double in the setback
ECU and WKU will go head-to-head on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. (ET)
C-USA Sixth Player of the Year, Kristine Mial, leads four Pirates in double-figures with 17 points
Brinty Edwards tallied a season-high 20 points in the setback
As a Sophomore (2011-12): Will sit out the season due to rules regarding NCAA transfer student-athletes.
As a Freshman (2010-11): Played 10 minutes in her debut against Presbyterian and scored her first points with five against Wofford ... Earned her first start vs. No. 20 Iowa at the Caribbean Challenge before scoring five points against in-state rival Radford ... Was slated to play in the Hilton Garden Hokie Classic against Alcorn State and Vanderbilt, but suffered a right knee strain before the tournament began ... Ended up playing in 17 games before the termination of the season.
At Stonewall Jackson High School: Averaged 18.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 5.6 steals in her career for her coach and father, Nsonji White, leading the team to a 69-9 record and ending her time as the school's leading career scorer ... Connected on a total of 142 three-point shots in 51 combined games her sophomore and junior seasons, while accumulating 1,556 career points, 239 three-point field goals, 903 assists, 742 steals and 628 rebounds ... Was a first-team All-Region and All-State selection and was named the Washington Post All-Area and Northwest Region 2010 Player-of-the-Year ... Earned 2010 Second-Team All-Metro and All-State honors and was tabbed a 2008-09 First-Team All-Region and All-State selection ... Found success early in her playing career, earning the No. 1 ranking at the NIKE Skills Camp at UMBC from 2001-02 ... Also served as team captain and was named MVP from 2003-04 for her Virginians U11 AAU squad ... Other outstanding accomplishments at the AAU and camp levels included selection to the 2005 Boo Williams NIKE All-Tourney Team, 2005 Reebok Showcase All-Tourney Team, 2005 Stafford Invitational MVP and All-Tourney Team accolades, and junior WNBA All-Regional Team laurels in 2002, 2003 and 2005 ... Showed off her prowess at the point guard position early in her career, earning the Top Guard and Rising Star Awards at the 2005 Bob Koch Point Guard Academy while earning additional status as a Top 150 Adidas Jr. Phenom invitee in 2004 and 2005 ... After participation in the 2007 UNC Elite Camp, in which she was named MVP, began to be heavily recruited by Tar Heel head coach Sylvia Hatchell.
Personal: Born Kyani Datiye White on Oct. 5, 1992 in Elizabeth City, N.C. ... Daughter of Nsonji and Maila White ... Father, Nsonji, and mother, Maila, both played basketball at Elizabeth City State University ... Majoring in sociology with a minor in communication.