The humble Whitt gave all that she had on the diamond at Crescenta Valley and LMU. She hasn't forgotten the past, and won't ignore the future.
"Softball changed my life so much," said Whitt, who is in Holland competing for the Great Britain Women's Fastpitch Softball Team in the European Championships. "It's given me so many opportunities.
"I saw the game and fell in love with it. Because of softball, I've been blessed to get a scholarship and travel around the world. I'm still proud to play it because it's taught me how to achieve goals in life. I'm really lucky."
The outfielder capped her career at LMU on Sunday. She finished the season batting .324 (35 for 111) with five home runs and 20 runs batted in to help the Lions enjoy a historic campaign that saw them go 47-18 and win their first regional game.
LMU mounted a postseason appearance that saw it post a 4-2 win against dynastic UCLA on Saturday in the Los Angeles Regional at UCLA's Easton Stadium. The Lions had never beaten UCLA, which has won 11 national championships since 1978.
"It felt surreal to beat UCLA because we had played them 19 times before and never had beaten them," said Whitt, a four-year outfielder. "Then we beat them when it counted.
"We knew coming into that game that we could play better. Then we knocked them out on their home field. We had the attitude going in that we could win and we all showed up expecting to win."
LMU saw its season end Sunday with a 9-0 loss to Hawaii in the Regional Final. The 22-year-old Whitt finished her collegiate career with two hits — a single and a double — against Hawaii.
With little time to rest, Whitt packed her bags for Amsterdam.
She left for Europe on Wednesday to help Great Britain in their bid for an appearance in the 2008 Olympic Games in China.