Edie named to all-MVC team
An 81-66 loss to Drake knocked the Missouri State Lady Bears out of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday, March 14 to conclude the Lady Bears' season.
Whitney Edie, the senior forward from Exeter, scored 10 points in her final appearance in maroon and white.
On March 13, Edie was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention team. In regular season play, she led the Lady Bears in both scoring and rebounding, ranking fifth among Valley players in both categories.
Edie finished her senior season with 430 points and 241 rebounds. She reached the 500-point career-scoring plateau back on Dec 15, 2012, and scored a career-high 26 points against Coppin State on Dec. 30, 2012. She had over 60 blocks in her career as well, with 25 of those in her senior season.
The signing of high school players by colleges is an annual ritual, accompanied by media coverage and fan frenzy. But many of those signees, especially those from smaller schools and programs, don't deliver at the college level. The elevated level of play, academic demands and social pressures take their toll on many promising players.
Whitney Edie delivered. No, there were no national titles, no All-American honors, no promise of future Nike commercials. But she showed she could compete and excel at the highest level of women's college basketball.
She played, and she made Exeter and all of Barry County all proud.