Northlake’s Kyren Whittington Announces College Decision

Senior Kyren Whittington on a visit to the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Senior Kyren Whittington on a visit to the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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Northlake Christian’s very own Kyren Whittington is regarded as one of the best female athletes in the New Orleans Metro Area. Kyren is multi-sport athlete who plays volleyball, basketball, and runs track. She also has played softball. She has played at the varsity level in basketball since she was in 7th grade. She has already received many accolades for her athletic career heading into her senior year. One of these accolades was being named the 2018-2019 St.Tammany Farmer Parish Basketball Player of the Year. Last season, she surpassed 2,000 career points in basketball as a junior. With all her athletic success comes interest from many college programs. She has helped lead the Northlake Lady Wolverines to the Division III State Championship game 2 of the last 3 years, winning one. Kyren has received scholarship offers from multiple colleges such as Southeastern Louisiana, ULM, McNeese State, and Incarnate Word. 

On September 1st, she chose to make a verbal commitment to play college basketball at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. “It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. It felt like the right choice, and it felt like another home,” explained Whittington. The academic side of the decision to commit to ULM was also perfect for her. She explained, “They have a new department my major, which is physical therapy, and I could graduate with my masters degree.” Kyren feels comfortable with the coaching staff, and she felt comfortable around the team when she visited and committed. ULM also has brand new athletic dorms that she really likes. ULM first reached out to Kyren over summer, and the coaches now have a good relationship with her family. She is relieved that she has made her commitment. “I’m glad the process is over, and all the hard work has paid off. It’s good that I know where I’m going,” she elaborated. How confident and solid is Kyren in her commitment? She laughs, “Ninety-nine percent!”