Whitaker named new Salk coach
by The Press and Standard | August 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 22, 2018 at 9:36 am
Hannah Whitaker will be the new women’s basketball coach at USC Salkehatchie.
Whitaker began her college basketball career at Dodge City Community College (2013-2015), helping them make one appearance in the conference tournament, as well as achieve a winning season record in 2013-2014. She averaged 6.5 points and 9.1 rebounds the first season (2013-2014). She then averaged 7.2 points and 9.3 rebounds the next season (2014-2015).
Whitaker made second team all-conference, as well as placing eighth in the “National Top 10” in rebounds for JUCO.
Whitaker then transferred to Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she played her junior and senior seasons (2015-2017). She averaged 7.5 points and 8.4 rebounds the first season (2015-2016), then averaged 7.8 points and 8.7 rebounds the next season in 2016-2017. She also finished third in most blocks during the season in the conference, averaging 1.9 per game.
Originally from Tribune, Kansas, she earned her health and physical education and psychology degree from Panhandle State University. Currently, she plans to complete her master’s in school counseling with a secondary education degree.