New Mexico native Whitson was one of the top players in the state in 2002...a physical, dynamic athlete with a big block and a fast arm...fifth on the team in kills (124) and points (149) her freshman season.
As a Freshman: Recorded 10 kills and 11.5 points vs. Idaho State (8/30)...hit .455 with seven kills vs. Alcorn State (9/6)...three kills and three blocks vs. Delaware (9/6)...nine digs at Washington State (9/12)...four kills at Air Force (9/26)...career-high 11 kills vs. Utah (10/3)...12 points to go along with nine kills, three aces and five digs at San Diego State (10/10)...career-high five blocks (one solo, four assists) to go along with two aces and four kills at UNLV (10/11)...five kills and four digs vs. No. 20 Colorado State (10/17)...11 kills at BYU (11/2) and hit .364 for the match with two blocks and three assists...season-high 13 points and 12 kills in win vs. UNLV (11/6)...six kills and two blocks vs. San Diego State (11/8).
High School: lettered in volleyball and track...was named the District 2-AAAA Player of the Year in 2002...was named to the first team All-District her sophomore through senior seasons...was the district champion in 2000 in the high jump.
Personal:is the daughter of Edith and Marcus Whitson...maintained a 3.6 GPA.