Honors & Awards

  • All-Big Sky Conference (First Team, 2021, 2022, 2023, HM, 2020)
  • Big Sky Tournament MVP (2022)
  • Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year (2021, 2022)
  • Big Sky Freshman of the Year (2020)
  • No. 2 Scorer in Montana State History (1,716 Points, 2020-23)
  • 143 Career Collegiate Starts (120 Montana State; 23 Nebraska)
  • Academic All-Big Sky (2021, 2022)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2023)
  • Idaho Gatorade High School Player of the Year (2019)

Graduate (2023-24)
Darian White made an immediate impact on Nebraska’s backcourt as a graduate student in 2023-24. She opened her Husker career with 13 points, a game-high nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in a win over Northwestern State (Nov. 6), before adding 11 points, four rebounds and two assists in a win at Wyoming (Nov. 10).

She notched her first Husker double-double while recording her 100th career game scoring in double figures with 13 points and 10 rebounds against No. 22 Creighton (Nov. 19).

White had a season-high 16 points to go with seven rebounds against TCU (Nov. 25). She added her best Big Ten effort with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in a win over Purdue (Jan. 31), after getting 13 points and five rebounds in a win over Michigan (Jan. 17). She also had 12 points and three assists at Penn State (Jan. 21).

She played a major role in Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament win over Texas A&M (March 22), getting eight points, four rebounds and two assists off the bench in NU's 61-59 victory. She added six points, three rebounds and two steals in the second round at No. 12 Oregon State (March 24).

White averaged 6.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists despite being limited in February and early March by a knee strain suffering in the closing seconds against Rutgers (Feb. 3).

She opened Big Ten play with nine points, six rebounds and five assists in a win at NET No. 8 Michigan State (Dec. 9). It followed an 11-point, four-rebound, six-assist effort in a win over UNCW (Dec. 5).

White added eight big points, including five clutch free throws in the closing minutes, to help Nebraska to its first-ever home win over Maryland (Dec. 31). She also reached 500 career assists in the victory over the Terps.

A four-year starter at Montana State, White became the first player in Big Sky Conference history to total more than 1,700 points, 600 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals in a career. A unanimous first-team All-Big Sky selection for the third consecutive season in 2022-23, the 5-6 guard closed her Bobcat career at No. 2 on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,716 points in 120 career starts. She added 612 rebounds, 449 assists and 260 steals to help Montana State to 84 victories over four seasons, including a trip to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

Senior (Montana State, 2022-23)
White started all 31 games as a senior at Montana State in 2022-23, averaging team bests of 14.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists while adding 1.1 steals per game. She hit 41.7 percent (151-362) of her shots from the field and 75.7 percent (131-173) of her free throws for the 20-11 Bobcats, who finished 13-5 in the Big Sky. 

White scored in double figures 20 times as a senior, pushing her career total to 97 games in double digits. She put up 10 or more points in each of her last eight games as a Bobcat, including a season-high 27 points against Eastern Washington (Feb. 27). She added 26 points, five rebounds and five assists at Sacramento State (Feb. 23), after beginning the eight-game stretch with 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists at Northern Colorado (Feb. 4). White also had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists at Eastern Washington (Dec. 31). She finished the season with seven 20-point performances. White also notched a double-double with 18 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Idaho (Jan. 16), which marked her ninth career double-double and eighth career double-digit rebound effort.

Junior (Montana State, 2021-22)
White was the MVP of the 2022 Big Sky Tournament after averaging 18.3 points, 5.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals over three games to lead the Bobcats to the tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament to face Stanford. She also captured Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight season in 2021-22, after leading the conference with 84 steals to rank 15th in the NCAA. She led Montana State with team bests of 15.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.5 steals while adding 4.9 rebounds over 34 starts as a first-team All-Big Sky pick. She also ranked 15th nationally in free throws made (162) and attempted (200), while hitting 76 percent of her free throws.

White produced an outstanding season with 30 games in double figures, including each of the first 22 contests to extend a streak of 36 consecutive games in double digits. She capped the streak with a career-high 32 points to go with six rebounds and eight assists at Idaho (Feb. 7). She matched that scoring performance with 32 points on 13-of-18 shooting to go with eight rebounds and five steals at Northern Colorado (March 4). White also put up 29 points, six rebounds and five steals at Weber State (Dec. 30). Overall, White finished with seven 20-point efforts on the year.

White also notched a trio of double-doubles as a junior, including 22 points and 12 rebounds in a career-high 46 minutes against Montana State-Billings (Dec. 9). She added 16 points and 10 assists to go with seven rebounds against North Texas (Nov. 26). White posted her third double-double with 13 points and 10 boards against BYU (Dec. 21).

Sophomore (Montana State, 2020-21)
The 2021 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year, White earned first-team all-conference honors after leading Montana State in scoring (14.6 ppg), rebounding (5.1 rpg), assists (3.8 apg) and steals (2.7 spg). She scored in double figures 22 times, including each of the final 14 games of 2020-21.

White opened the season with 22 points against North Dakota (Dec. 6), before scoring a then-career high 24 points at Portland, when she also pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out nine assists. She also snagged five steals against the Pilots (Dec. 17). It was her third 20-point effort in the first four games as a sophomore, joining a 21-point performance at Utah (Dec. 11).

She closed the season with three 20-point efforts and three double-doubles, including 16 points and 10 rebounds at Eastern Washington (Feb. 11) and 10 points and 10 boards against Northern Colorado (Jan. 9).

Freshman (Montana State, 2019-20)
White put together arguably the best freshman season in Montana State history by ranking second on the team in scoring (12.7 ppg) and third in rebounding (4.8 ppg), while leading the Bobcats in both assists (3.4 apg) and steals (2.5 spg). She was named the Big Sky Freshman of the Year and was an honorable-mention All-Big Sky choice. Playing alongside Big Sky Player of the Year Fallyn Freije (13.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg), White helped Montana State to the conference regular-season title and a trip to the Big Sky Tournament Championship Game. However, the tournament title game was canceled by the onset of COVID-19, as the Bobcats finished with a 25-6 overall record and a 19-1 Big Sky mark. She averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists in two Big Sky Tournament games.

White scored in double figures 25 times, including each of the final 10 contests of the year. She scored a season-high 23 points to go with nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals in 45 minutes at Eastern Washington (Jan. 18). White produced a pair of double-doubles on the year, including 13 points and a career-high 11 assists against Sacramento State (Feb. 27). She notched her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards against Sacramento State (Dec. 28).

High School
A native of Boise, White was the 2019 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year at Mountain View High School. The Idaho Press Player of the Year, White averaged 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.4 steals on her way to 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year honors. She was also named the 5A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year. She led Mountain View to a 25-1 record and a state runner-up finish as a senior in 2018-19. As a junior, White was second-team 5A All-Idaho after averaging 12.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.5 steals. She played her club basketball for Idaho Hoop Dreams.

The daughter of Derrick White and Amy Myers, Darian earned Academic All-Big Sky Conference honors in 2021 and 2022 as a community health major. She earned her bachelor's degree from Montana State in May of 2023. She is pursuing a graduate certificate in youth development and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2023.

Darian White's Career Bests
Points - 32 at Northern Colorado, March 4, 2022; at Idaho (Feb. 7, 2022) 
Rebounds - 12, vs. Montana State-Billings, Dec. 9, 2021
Assists - 11 vs. Sacramento State, Feb. 27, 2022 
Steals - 7 at North Dakota, Nov. 20, 2021; at Eastern Washington, Feb. 11, 2022
Blocks - 2 vs. Weber State, Feb. 5, 2022 
FGM - 13 at Northern Colorado, March 4, 2022; at Idaho, Feb. 7, 2022 
FGA - 23 vs. Montana State-Billings, Dec. 9, 2021 
3FGM - 3 vs. North Texas, Nov. 26, 2021 
3FGA - 7 vs. Weber State, Dec. 30, 2021
FTM - 12 at Montana, Jan. 30, 2021
FTA - 14 Three Times, most recent, at Weber State, Jan. 14, 2023

White's Career Stats (Montana State, 2019-20 - 2022-23 / Nebraska, 2023-24)

Year G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. TRB-Avg. PF-D A TO Blk ST Pts-Avg.
2019-20 31-31 133-289 .460 19-60 .317 109-135 .807 150-4.8 63-0 104 68 2 76 394-12.7
2020-21 24-24 118-282 .418 13-44 .295 101-133 .759 122-5.1 49-0 91 57 6 65 350-14.6
2021-22 34-34 179-488 .367 20-78 .256 152-200 .760 166-4.9 54-0 143 83 4 84 530-15.6
2022-23 31-31 151-362 .417 9-37 .243 131-173 .757 174-5.6 43-0 111 59 1 35 442-14.3
2023-24 34-23 76-201 .378 8-35 .229 64-104 .615 118-3.5 45-0 83 52 3 21 224-6.6
Career 154-143 657-1,622 .405 69-254 .272 557-745 .748 730-4.7 254-0 532 319 16 281 1,940-12.6