IOWA CITY, Ia. – Aaron White's big week has continued, with the announcement that the Iowa basketball star is going to become a father.
White tweeted Tuesday morning that his longtime girlfriend, Grace Burns, is expecting their first child in August. He and Burns, a former Iowa volleyball player, found out on Dec. 26 that "Baby White" (as he called him/her) was on its way.
The Iowa senior announced on Twitter that he and girlfriend Grace Burns are due in August.
"It's something we're really excited to share," White said Tuesday. "Obviously, I've been excited to share it with my family and close friends. I felt it was right to just announce it. We're both really excited. So far the support has been great.
"It's a great time in my life right now."
White is on quite a run. He has led Iowa to a six-game winning streak, the best in the program in Big Ten Conference play in 28 seasons, by averaging 21.2 points and 9.2 rebounds in that span. He's moved into No. 2 on Iowa's all-time scoring list with 1,793 points and No. 3 in rebounds with 881.
And on Monday, he learned that he was one of five players to make the all-Big Ten first team.
"I'm not huge on personal goals or accolades, but that's definitely something I had my eyes set on — to prove myself as one of the best players in the conference," White said Tuesday. "To have the media and the coaches put me on the team is big for me."