American basketball playerDied when: 80 years 150 days (964 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Nera D.White (November 15, 1935 – April 13, 2016) was an American basketball player.White played in the AAU national tournaments for the Nashville Business College team while completing her education at George Peabody College for Teachers, which did not field a team.
Later, she led the United States national women's basketball team to their victory in the 1957 FIBA World Championship.Throughout her career, she was awarded numerous accolades, including her induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Playing at a time when there were no major professional women's basketball leagues in the U.S., White distinguished herself, receiving many accolades as one of the greatest female players in history.
Talented in multiple sports, she also was distinguished as an All-World player by the Amateur Softball Association.