Whitney Tinjum is a 2012 graduate of Chisago Lakes High School and participated in Track & Field, Soccer, Golf and Basketball, where she still holds the school's scoring record. Following high school, Whitney attended Washington State University on a basketball scholarship and later transferred to Bradley University and obtained a B.S. in Advertising and a minor in Marketing. She had the opportunity to transfer for her fifth year to the University of Minnesota and played basketball as well as completed her master's degree in Sports Management.
Whitney has coached in many different age levels throughout the past few years and most recently was an Assistant Coach for Chisago Lakes High School in the 2017-2018 season.