San Diego area native recognized as catcher/first baseman.
2007 ALL-MIDEAST REGION
American Baseball Coaches Association
2007 ALL-BIG TEN CONFERENCE
First Team ~ First Base
2006 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
2006 ALL-BIG TEN CONFERENCE
Second Team ~ Outfield
BIG TEN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
May 15, 2007
JUNIOR / 2008
Named to the 2008 Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Watch List ... preseason Third Team All-American according to Collegiate Baseball ... named to the preseason second team all-America squad by Ping! Baseball ... preseason All-Big Ten selection by Rivals.com ... named Best Hitter in the Big Ten by Rivals.com in preseason awards.
Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... played in 40 of the team's 41 games ... third on the team with 36 hits, including four doubles and two home runs ... scored 18 runs and drove in 12 ... led the team with 20 walks and a .373 on-base percentage ... was the only member of the team to have more walks than strikeouts (20 walks, 17 strikeouts).
SOPHOMORE / 2007
Named to the All-America team by Ping! Baseball ... was a unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten Conference first team ... was the Big Ten's overall and conference-games only leader in batting average (.452 overall, .463 conference), slugging percentage (.663, .676) and on-base percentage (.521, .550) ... led the Big Ten with 90 hits, second-most in Purdue history ... led the Boilermakers in runs scored (48), runs batted in (47), home runs (8), walks (26) and total bases (132) ... established Purdue conference season records with 50 hits, 32 runs scored and 73 total bases ... played in and started 53 games ... had the two longest hitting streaks on record at Purdue with 24 and 22-game streaks ... had 29 multiple-hit and 12 multiple-RBI games ... was a combined 6-6 with six runs and three RBI in back-to-back games at Western Kentucky (3/3-4) ... in a five game stretch vs. Alabama-Birmingham (3/13-14) and Samford (3/16-18), batted .480 (12-25) with two doubles, three homers, four runs scored and 11 runs batted in ... went 4-5 at the plate with a triple and a grand slam in Purdue's 16-0 victory over Ohio State (4/28) ... was 4-6 with a double, a home run, three runs and four RBI in the series opener vs. Iowa (5/11) ... hit .563 (9-16) with seven runs scored and nine RBI in the four-game Iowa series (5/11-13), earning Big Ten Player of the Week honors ... had at least one hit in 29 of 30 Big Ten games in which he played, with 16 multiple hit games during the conference season ... reached base safely in 52 consecutive games, failing to reach in only the season opener at Georgia (2/23).
Played for the DuPage County Dragons of the Central Illinois Collegiate League ... one of three players honored with the Mike Schmidt MVP Award, bestowed upon the CICL's top player ... named to the league's midseason all-star game and was a member of the postseason all-star team ... played in and started 43 games ... led the Dragons with a .329 batting average, collecting 52 hits in 158 at-bats ... had 11 doubles and four home runs ... scored 29 runs and drove home 28 ... made three appearances on the mound.
FRESHMAN / 2006
Earned second team All-Big Ten honors, one of three true freshmen to be named to the conference's first and second teams ... named to Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-America team ... played in and started 56 of team's 58 games ... second on the squad with a .352 batting average, the top average by a Purdue freshman dating back to 1964 ... tied for the team lead in home runs with six ... second on the team in hits (69), RBI (42) and total bases (105) ... started all 32 Big Ten contests ... led the Boilermakers in conference play with a .376 average, a .541 slugging percentage and a .441 on-base percentage ... had 23 multiple-hit and 12 multiple-RBI games ... made his collegiate debut with a 2-3 performance against North Carolina (3/3) ... went 3-5 with a double and two runs scored vs. Saint Louis (3/17) ... drove in four runs with three hits, including a home run, against Chicago State (3/25) ... connected for a walk-off opposite-field home run against Illinois State (4/12) ... hit two home runs and was 4-5 at the plate in Purdue's 25-8 win over Indiana (4/16) ... went 3-5 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Penn State (5/6) ... was a perfect 3-3 at the dish with an RBI against Iowa (5/13) ... reached base safely in 26 of the final 29 games of the season.
Three-year letterwinner at St. Rita of Cascia High School ... was a two-time first-team all-state selection, garnering the honors as a junior and senior ... batted .509 as a senior, with seven home runs and 42 RBI ... hit at a .519 clip during his junior season, connecting on 14 home runs and driving in 47 runs ... earned two letters in football.
Full name is Ryne Christopher White ... was born on Oct. 17, 1986, in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Kevin and Mary-Beth White ... has one brother, Kevin, and one sister, Nicole ... majoring in law and society.