LOUISVILLE – Jenkins High School graduate Whitney Creech, the all-time leading scorer in Kentucky high school basketball history, was honored as the 2016 Kentucky Female Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame earlier in the month.
Creech, who finished her prep career with 5,527 points at Jenkins High School, was awarded the honor at the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Thursday, June 2. She led the nation in scoring in each of her final two seasons with the Lady Cavaliers, averaging 42 points per game as a junior before pouring in an amazing 50.3 per contest in the 2015-16 season.
In addition to her Kentucky Female Athlete of the Year honor, Creech also collected the 14th Region Player of the Year nod in February and was a finalist for the 2016 Kentucky Miss Basketball award. With the Western Kentucky University signee leading the way, Jenkins made program history by advancing to its first 14th Region championship game.
Creech, along with fellow WKU signees Malaka Frank and Sarah Price, competed for the Kentucky All-Stars over the weekend.
Junior college transfer Naomi Mayes and Egyptian national Raneem Elgedawy will join Creech and the other two in-state signees to complete WKU’s 2016 signing class. The Lady Toppers will return 2015-16 C-USA Player and Defensive Player of the Year Kendall Noble for her senior season. WKU reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 WNIT, completing the 2015-16 campaign with a 27-7 record and a 15-3 mark in Conference USA.