Laura Burke - 10
Laura Burke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntsville, Ala.

High School:
Grissom

Height:
5-9

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
06/15/1979

Experience:
2VL


Junior: Sat out the 1999 season due to a medical redshirt ... named Who?s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges ... named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll winter quarter 2000 ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll for the third consecutive season.

Sophomore: Earned a significant playing role in her sophomore season ... second on the team in digs per game (2.25) ... third on the team in digs (207) and kills per game (2.19) ... fourth on the team in kills (201) ... had six matches with double digits in both kills and digs ... played in 33 out of the 35 matches the Blazers participated in ... was named to the Conference USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll for the second consecutive year ... was named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll for winter quarter 1999 ... was selected to participate in the third annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference.

Freshman: Saw limited action as a freshman ... played in 13 matches for the Blazers ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll for the 1997-98 academic year ... named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll each quarter of the 1997-98 academic year.

High School: A four year letterwinner in volleyball ? also lettered in basketball and softball ? received the team MVP in 1996, the Outstanding Digger award in 1996 and the Most Improved Player Award in 1995 ? voted All-State, All-Area, All-City and All-Metro (1997) ? also on the All-Tournament team for the Blalock Invitational ? her high school team was state runner up for two years ? played for the North Alabama Spikers Association (NASA), who were the 1996 Regional Champs.

Personal: Full name is Laura Christine Burke ? born June 15, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama ... daughter of Marty and Ann Burke ? hopes to be teaching and coaching in 10 years ... would like to see UAB play Alabama ... major is exercise science.

 
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