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Whitney Bower
5′7″Nampa, Idaho
Whitney Bower

Position: Setter
Height: 5'9"
College: BYU
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

 

 

PVF Transactions: Drafted with the No. 9 (second round) selection in the 2023 Pro Volleyball Federation Draft by Atlanta. Placed on Atlanta's practice squad (1/13/24). Activated off the practice squad by the Atlanta Vibe (3/13/24). 

 

 

Professional Experience

  • Atlanta Vibe - 2024 
    • Activated off the Vibe's practice squad on March 13, playing 14 sets through the remainder of the regular season. 
    • Played three sets in a win over Grand Rapids (4/16), tallying a season-best 5 digs and 5 serves. 
    • Helped the Vibe to a league-best 19-5 regular season record, giving Atlanta the first PVF Regular Season Champions title. 

 

 

College Experience

  • AVCA Southwest All-Region team
  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • WCC Player of the Year
  • WCC Setter of the Year
  • Left BYU as the program's rally scoring era assists leader, tallying 4,583 in her five-year career.
  • Finished her Cougar career first in the history books in sets played (464), second in service aces (135) and third in total digs (1,230).

 

 

High School/Club Experience

  • Graduated from Skyview High School, played for Idaho Crush volleyball club
  • Won back-to-back 4A Idaho State championships and placed second the third year
  • Two-time Prepvolleyball.com All-American
  • Top 50 Junior Recruit by PrepVolleyball.com
  • 2018 Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year
  • Three-time All-State selection
  • As a 14-year-old, helped 16U team to top-10 finish at USAV Junior Olympics after becoming the first team from Idaho to qualify for the event
  • Reclassified after her junior year to graduate early and skip her senior season

 

 

Personal

  • Parents are Danny and Caroline Bower
  • Comes from a long line of BYU athletes: her mother was an outside hitter at BYU (1996-99) and father was a shooting guard on the men’s basketball team for the Cougars (1998-99). Her grandfather, Wayne, also played football at BYU (1970-73). Whitney is one of seven sisters - her sister Morgan played for BYU women's volleyball (2019-22), and she played alongside her sister Eden for the Cougars.
  • Frequent contestant in wild turkey calling contests