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 year.
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.