Athlete. Darcy Cudaback White was a three-sport athlete at Exeter (Class of 1986), earning 12 varsity letters. In volleyball she was second-team all-conference and Class D-1 all-state honorable mention. Her junior and senior years brought higher recognition when she was twice selected all-conference first team, Class D-1 all-state first team and once to the all-class all-state first team. In basketball, she played on a state qualifying team her freshman year. She was all-conference honorable mention in 1984, and in 1985 she was selected first-team all-conference and Class D-1 all-state. In 1986 Exeter won the Class D-1 state championship and Darcy made all-conference, first-team Class D-1 all-state, Class D-1 all-state tournament and first-team all-class all-state. She had a career total of 1,155 points and 937 rebounds. As a high jumper in track she qualified for the state meet as a freshman taking fifth place at 5-feet-2. Suffering a hip injury, she didn’t make it to state her sophomore year but came back her junior and senior years, placing third her senior with a jump of 5-4. Darcy was picked to play in the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star game in 1986 and was chosen by the Lincoln Journal-Star and the Omaha World-Herald as Female Athlete of the Year. She chose Wyoming for college and lettered four years in volleyball. While there she was a 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival participant, and in 1988 she was the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and academic all-conference. In 1989 she was picked on the AVCA West All-Region team, all-conference, the AVCA and Russell Athletic All America second team, and she received the Admiral Emory Land Award for the outstanding athlete at the University of Wyoming. In 1990 she trained with the U.S. National ‘B’ Team in California. In 1991 she was first-team All-American (Silver Division) at the USVBA Women’s Open Nationals in Kansas City. In 1999 she was inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame.
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