Breaking a barrier, Red Lake athlete signs letter of intent

There have been plenty of ballyhooed high school athletes in Minnesota over the years and Grace White should be one of them.

This week she signed a letter of intent to play Division I basketball with the University of Denver, becoming the first Red Lake reservation athlete to play an NCAA Division I sport.

“I hope that I set the bar for the generations coming in and my peers and everybody to go out and be better than me, go out and do greater things,” she tells the Bemidji Pioneer. “I hope I just kind of broke the ice for that so we get more athletes to go play college ball.”

Related: Red Lake Nation: Home to Minnesota’s biggest basketball fans (Star Tribune)