Burdette named to A-10 2nd team


By Bryan Walters - [email protected]



Dayton junior Jenna Burdette drives to the basket past a pair of George Washington defenders during a January 8 Atlantic 10 Conference contest at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio.


Courtesy photo

DAYTON, Ohio — University of Dayton women’s basketball player Jenna Burdette — a 2014 graduate of Eastern High School — recently completed her junior campaign by being named to the second team of the 2017 Atlantic 10 All-Conference squad.

Burdette — a four-time Southeast District player of the year and four-time first team All-Ohio selection in Division IV — led the Flyers in assists (4.7 per game) and averaged 12.0 points in 23-of-28 regular season contests that also resulted in a share of the Atlantic 10 championship.

Burdette — the Most Outstanding Player of 2014 Division IV state tournament after leading the Lady Eagles to their only state championship — was an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection as a freshman in 2015, a season in which the Flyers advanced to the Elite 8 before falling to eventual national champion Connecticut.

The all-time leading scorer (1,807 points) in Meigs County history was also a third team selection to the All-Atlantic 10 squad as a sophomore.

Headed into A-10 tournament play, the current junior has amassed 808 points in 86 games for a career average of 9.4 points.

Burdette was one of a trio of Flyers chosen to the A-10 second team, joining redshirt senior Kelley Austria and senior Saicha Grant-Allen. Austria was also named the A-10 defensive player of the year.

Burdette — an Exercise Science major — is the daughter of John and Jill Burdette of Coolville, Ohio.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Dayton junior Jenna Burdette drives to the basket past a pair of George Washington defenders during a January 8 Atlantic 10 Conference contest at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_3.5-UD-Burdette.jpgDayton junior Jenna Burdette drives to the basket past a pair of George Washington defenders during a January 8 Atlantic 10 Conference contest at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Courtesy photo

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]

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