|8 Keri Burnside
Prior to Western Carolina: Spent one season at Mercer University ... Played in 50 games and started eight ... Had a .178 batting average with 13 hits, seven runs scored, two doubles and eight RBI.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball ... Named all-city
and all-state after batting .522 her junior season ... Four-time allleague
selection ... Named the team offensive MVP for three seasons
and the defensive MVP during her senior campaign ...
Helped lead her Running Rebels travel team to the 18U AFA
National Champsionship ... Also lettered in volleyball her freshman
Personal: Full name is Keri Diane Burnside ... Daughter of Gary
and Trish Burnside ... Has an older brother, Chris ... Born Oct. 24,
1989, in Sacramento, Calif. ... Also recruited by N.C. State, Hawaii,
UC Riverside and Georgia Southern ... Majoring in sociology.