ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
1 - DJ White
DJ White
Height: 6-5
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa
Position: Outside Hitter
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Leverett

Fifth on Harvard's all-time kills per set list with a 3.55 kills per set average.
Tenth on Harvard's all-time kills list with 587 kills.

Team USA
Named to the U.S. Men's Junior National Team for the 2013 FIVB Men's U21 World Championships and U21 Pan American Cup ... Won a gold medal at the 2012 NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship as a member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team.

Sophomore 2013
Named to the All-EIVA First Team for the second year in a row ... Carried the third highest hitting percentage (.314) in the EIVA, which also ranked 26th in the nation ... Average 3.19 kills per set, seventh most in the EIVA ... Named the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week Jan. 22 after averaging 4.67 kps, 1.67 dps and 1.00 bps while hitting .420 in the team's first two matches of the year ... Registered 19 kills and a .552 hitting percentage in the season opener at Stevens (Jan. 18) ... Blocked a career-best four attacks and added nine kills and seven digs at NYU (Jan. 19) ... Posted seven kills and a .600 hitting percentage at St. Francis (Pa.) (Jan. 25) ... Named the AVCA National Player of the Week Feb. 19 and the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week Feb. 18 after averaging 4.17 kps with a .477 hitting percentage in two contests … Scored 13 kills, posted a .500 hitting percentage and recorded five digs as Harvard defeated No. 9 Penn State (Feb. 16) in straight sets … Posted 12 kills and a .455 hitting percentage while also having six digs versus St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 17) ... Led Crimson with nine kills and posted a .353 hitting percentage in the teams’ victory over NJIT (Feb. 22) … Recorded eight kills in a win over Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 23) ... Credited with 11 kills and a .333 hitting percentage against George Mason (Mar. 1) ... Recorded nine kills and added six digs versus Princeton (Mar. 2) ... Recorded a team-high 13 kills and posted a .440 hitting percentage, along with three digs in a win over MIT (Mar. 5) ... Credited with seven kills, five digs, and one block in a victory over Emmanuel (Mar. 7) ... Recorded 10 kills and seven digs in a win against Sacred Heart (March 13) … Tallied six kills and 10 digs in a game against UC Santa Barbara (March 15) … Registered two kills, one dig and two blocks in a matchup with California Baptist (March 18) … Posted a match-high 13 kills and had three digs in a contest against Concordia (March 19) ... Credited with 10 kills in a win over Erskine (March 30) … Recorded a team-best 16 kills on .389 hitting, while also having five digs and one block in a victory over Princeton (April 5) … Tallied nine kills, six digs and two blocks versus George Mason (April 6) ... Notched a team-high 16 kills to go along with eight digs and two blocks in a win over NJIT (April 12) ... Posted seven kills and two digs in a victory against Rutgers-Newark (April 13) ... Credited with nine kills, five digs and a block in a victory over Sacred Heart (April 20) ... Named to the EIVA All-Tournament Team ... Recorded 15 kills, nine digs and one assist in an EIVA semifinals win over George Mason (April 25) … Notched nine kills, one dig and one block versus Penn State (April 27).

Freshman
2012
Started all 24 matches … Named to the All-EIVA first team … Tallied a season-high 20 kills against Saint Francis on April 6 … Recorded a double-double (14 kills, 11 digs) in Harvard’s win over No. 12 Cal State Northridge on March 10 … Was third on the team in hitting percentage with a .318 mark … Recorded 10 double-digit kill efforts … Tallied 18 kills in Harvard’s victory over Princeton on Feb. 11 … Finished the year with a 2.74 kills per set average, 1.50 digs per set mark and averaged 3.06 points per set in 90 sets played.

Before Harvard:
A three-year athlete in volleyball … Served as captain of his volleyball team his senior year … Member of the USAV U.S. Boy’s Youth National Team in 2010 and 2011 … Named All-Bay League MVP … Earned All-CIF Boys Volleyball Division I First-Team honors … Earned team MVP honors in 2011 … Named Volleyball Magazine Boys FAB 50 his senior season … Named Mira Costa Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2011 … Part of the Santa Barabara Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team during the 2011 season … Ranked third-best receiver during the NORCECA Boys Youth Continental Championship Tournament … A silver-medalist at the USA Junior Olympics 17’s open division … Named Top 25 in Volleyball Magazine in 2010 … All-Tournament team selection during the Redondo Varsity Classic … Named a 2010 Mira Costa Scholar Athlete … A 2009 USA Junior Olympic 16’s Open Division All-Tournament Team selection … He was named a first team high school All-American last year by Volleyball magazine ... Earned All-Bay League First-Team accolades … Named the Mira Costa Rookie of the Year in 2009 … A 2009 Mira Costa Scholar Athlete … Was a participant in the PAWS for Reading Program in 2008 and 2009 … Grandfather, Carroll, and Uncle, Lance, both earned Harvard MBA’s … Father, Doug, played basketball at Dartmouth and competed on the AVP tour.