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Melissa Burns
Melissa Burns

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Gulliver Preparatory

Position:
P/DP

Bats/Throws:
R/R



For the Record: Ranked fifth on the Purdue single season list for saves (3) ... ranks fourth on the single-game strikeout list with 13 against Wisconsin on April 23, 2006.

2006: Missed the majority of the non-conference season with a shoulder injury ... pitched 70 innings and registered a 6-3 record in 14 appearances after returning to the field ... struck out 72 batters and tossed six complete games ... struck out five or more batters in seven contests, including a season-high 13 against Wisconsin, a tally which ranks fourth on Purdue's single game list ... struck out four in two innings of the team's combined no-hitter against Ball State ... posted a 4-3 record including 57 strikeouts in 57 innings during conference play ... owned five spots among the conference's top 10 in statistics including only Big Ten contests: strikeouts (7th with 57), looking strikeouts (8th with 16), opponent batting average (9th with .237), innings pitched (9th with 57.0) and wins (10th with 4).

2005: Saw action in 24 games, including seven starts ... posted a 7-2 record, including five complete games and three shutouts ... struck out 65 batters in 69 innings of work ... earned three saves, which ranked her fifth on the all-time single season list for that category ... also ranked third among Big Ten pitchers with the save tally ... struck out five or more batters on five occasions, including 10 Ks in a complete game shutout against Fairfield ... owned a 3.11 ERA.

High School: A two-time Junior Olympic team member ... received first-time All-State as well as Miami Herald 3A Pitcher of the Year honors both her junior and senior years ... led team to district and regional titles and state final four as a junior ... posted a .076 ERA to go with a .400 batting average that season ... earned team MVP and All-Dade County first team honors each of her last two seasons ... as a freshman at Miami Southridge Senior High, was named the team's best offensive player and earned All-Dade County second-team honors ... played travel ball for the Miami Mini Canes as a freshman ... pitched for the Miami Stingrays 18U team the last three years.

Personal: Given name is Melissa Marie Burns ... born 7/8/86 ... parents are Robert and Vada Burns ... has one brother, John, who attends Florida International University ... majoring in aviation management.