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Amy Burnett



The 1991 Huron High and 1996 University of Wyoming grad was the women's basketball Player of the Year in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference in 1994 and '95.

At Wyoming, the 5-foot-11 forward was honorable mention all-conference as a freshman and first-team all-WAC the next three years. As a junior she led the WAC in scoring (21 ppg), rebounding (10.6) and free-throw shooting (84.9 percent) and also shot 58.7 percent from the field. As a senior she led the WAC in scoring (22.7 ppg), rebounding (9.5), free-throw shooting (84.7 percent) and field-goal shooting (59.1 percent). For her career, she scored 1,782 points and had 829 rebounds and shot 58 percent from the field and 41.9 percent on 3-pointers (made 83 in her career). She had a career-high 37 points against UTEP on Feb. 25, 1995. She was named to the GTE Academic All-America team.

At Huron, she was a three-time all-stater and helped the Tigers reach the Class AA state tournament three consecutive seasons. The Tigers won the championship during Burnett’s junior season in 1989. As a senior she set the state tournament scoring record of 86 points (26, 29, 31). Burnett was named the state’s Miss Basketball and finished with 1,963 career points. She had a high single game of 44 points.

In addition to her basketball exploits, she was named an all-state volleyball player, and in track she was a state champion in the discus and shot put.

Burnett was a graduate assistant coach at Angelo (Texas) State University from 1997-1999. She is a teacher/coach in the Round Rock (Texas) Independent School District. She also is the founder and director of Magic Basketball Club in Austin, Texas.

She is a member of the halls of fame of the University of Wyoming (2000), Huron High (2001) and South Dakota High School Basketball (2015).




















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