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Kayla Burt
Kayla Burt

RS Senior

Arlington, Wash.

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JUNIOR YEAR (2004-05) Played in 29 games, starting 16...named V Foundation Comeback Award winner for her comeback to play collegiate basketball after suffering a cardiac arrest epsiode on New Year's Eve, 2002...also nominated for the ESPY Award for "Best Comeback"...Everett Herald Woman of the Year in Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors...WBCA BTI Classic All-Tourney Team selection...enters her senior season ranked eighth on UW's career list for three-point FG percentage (35.6)...led team in scoring (9.6 ppg) and assists (2.9 apg), free-throw percentage (75.8) and free-throws made (69)...ranked second in steals (44), behind only Emily Florence (50)...ranked fourth on the team in three-point percentage (.333)...second on the team in three-point field goals made with 44, behind only Kristen O'Neill (46)...ranked third on the team in total minutes played (686)...scored in double-figures 13 times including two 20-point games...tallied a career-high 23 points at Arizona (2/26), scoring 17 in the second-half to spark a 19-0 run that led UW back from a 15-point deficit to defeat UA...shot 6-of-9 from downtown versus the Wildcats, both career-highs...named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for averaging 14.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.0 apg during that trip to the desert...scored 20 points at UCLA (2/3)...made at least 10 free-throws in three games, including a perfect 10-for-10 performance from the line vs. Stanford (1/27)...went 12-for-14 from the line at Utah (12/4)...shot 8-of-13 at Oregon (1/13)...ripped a career-high six steals vs. Oregon State (2/10)...presented the Big Dawg Award, Most Inspirational Player, Coaches Award and Lion's Club Assists Leader awards.

REDSHIRT YEAR (2003-04) Served as student assistant coach...underwent further medical tests for her heart condition and tested negatively for Long QT Syndrome...granted permission by the university to rejoin the team on Aug. 17, 2004...along with her parents, signed a release form under which they assumed all risks associated with playing basketball and fully released UW from responsiblity for the consequences that could arise from participation in intercollegiate athletics.

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2002-03) Started first 10 games of the season...suffered cardiac arrest on New Year's Eve, 2002... UW teammates came to her rescue, performing CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene...was hospitalized for one week...had defibrillator implanted in the right side of her chest which will shock her heart back to normal rhythm should another abnormality the time was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome which led to her initial retirement from basketball...was a student assistant coach for the rest of the season...led the Pac-10 in three-point shooting percentage (.538) and assist-turnover ratio (3.42), before Dec. 31...averaged eight points and 3.7's assists leader in four games, rebounding leader in one game...reached double-figures three times including season-high 13 points vs. Boise all-around performance came vs. Iowa State with 11 points, career-high eight assists and seven rebounds...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection...named team's Most Inspirational Player.

FRESHMAN YEAR (2001-02) Played in 24-of-31 games and averaged 5.6 points per game...missed seven games in December with a stress fracture but made an immediate impact upon her return...had a string of three straight games in double figure scoring (UCLA, USC, at ASU), with a team-high and season-best 18 (7-of-11) versus ASU, led UW in in scoring with 15 points on 4-of-6 from the field, moving her season field goal percentage mark to nearly 49 percent (21-43/.488) at that point...added a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line, a team season-best mark...pulled down a season-best seven rebounds in win at California...passed out five assists in win at Oregon State...four steals versus California in Seattle...earned a starting role in first WNIT game versus North Texas...scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in the effort...tallied nine points each against USC and Oregon in WNIT games.

Street and Smith's honorable mention All-America selection...USA Today honorable mention All-America selection...adidas All-American...Ranked No. 94 among top 750 seniors in the class of 2001 by All-Star Girls Report ...ranked No. 42 on's list of top 100 recruits for 2001...played point guard for coach Mike Buckholz at Arlington High School...finished with a career scoring average of 20.9 points per game...set Arlington High single game records for points (45), free throws (17), field goals (14), assists (11), steals (11) and three point field goals (7)...set single season records for points (685), free throws made (192), field goals made (210), three point field goals (73), scoring average (27.4) and steals (116)...set school career records in points (2,241) and three point field goals (226)...led Arlington Eagles to the Class 3A state tournament four straight years...during summer, 2000 competed in the Arizona Elite Spring Classic and was named to all-tournament team, End of the Oregon Trail all-tournament team and Adidas Top 10 Camp All-Star a senior, averaged 27.4 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for Arlington...first female player in Snohomish County to surpass the 2,000-point mark for her a junior, led the Western 3A Conference in scoring...led Arlington High to a 22-4 record and Wesco and Northwest District titles...named to the Associated Press state first team...Everett Herald Player of the Year as a junior and co-player of the year, along with teammate Kristen O'Neill, as a senior...Seattle Times first team all-state...averaged 21 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals per game...Everett Herald all-area first team four years...two-time Washington state 3A all-tournament team ...two-time Wesco 3A first team all-conference...played for coach Jason Rubright on Yakima Elite AAU team.

Kayla Danielle Burt...daughter of Teri and Ken Burt...left-handed...mother is a registered nurse and father is a glazier...has one younger brother, Tyler (20)...four-year honor roll student with a 4.0 grade point average as a senior...four-time first-team all-league soccer honoree, who scored 66 goals in her prep career...also competed in softball and track and field...majoring in communications.

Burt news and features:
P-I Sports Star of the Year Nominee: Kayla Burt, UW basketball - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Jan. 26, 2006)
Burt ends UW career - Seattle Times (Jan. 17, 2006)
UW's Burt is prepared for life after basketball - Everett Herald (Jan. 17, 2006)
Kayla Burt Player Diary - (Nov. 11, 2005)
Kayla Burt Player Diary - (Oct. 26, 2005)
ESPN nominates UW's Burt for ESPY - Seattle Times (June 22, 2005)
Kayla Burt at the 2005 ESPY Awards - (Aug. 25, 2005)
Kayla Burt Named Everett Herald Woman of the Year in Sports - (June 1, 2005)
Burt, UW Teammates Honored - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (April 22, 2005)
Kayla Burt recieves top basketball honor after comeback - UW Daily (March 31, 2005)
NORTHWEST REPORT - Comeback Award to UW's Burt King County Journal (March 30, 2005)
UW's Burt gets V Foundation award after return - Seattle P-I (March 30, 2005)
Kayla Burt Named 2005 Recipient of The V Foundation Comeback Award - (March 29, 2002)
Kayla Burt Named Finalist For V Foundation Comeback Award - (March 8, 2005)
Burt likes being out of spotlight - Seattle Times (March 4, 2005
Long Shot - (Feb. 10, 2005)
Burt, 'Fibby' are doing all right for the Huskies - The Olympian (Feb. 7, 2005)
Burt, O'Neill together again - Seattle Times (Jan. 13, 2005)
Sitter Kayla Burt served as instructor to Richardson - Seattle Times (Dec. 29, 2004)
Burt gets back in the game - Seattle Times (Nov. 1, 2004)
UW's Burt doesn't miss a beat in return - Seattle PI (Nov. 1, 2004)

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