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      Cierra Burdick
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Butler H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
F

BURDICK'S SUPERLATIVES
2013-14 Season Highs
Points:22 // LSU, 2/27/14
Rebounds:11 // St. John's, 3/24/14*
Assists:7 // Florida, 1/23/14*
Steals:3 // Mississippi St., 1/16/14
Blocks:3 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14
Field Goals:10 // St. John's, 3/24/14
3-Pointers:3 // Alabama, 2/2/14
Free Throws:7 // LSU, 2/27/14*
Minutes:39 // Kentucky, 2/16/14*
Career Highs
Points:22 // LSU, 2/27/14
Rebounds:14 // Texas A&M, 2/28/13
Assists:9 // Old Dominion, 12/28/11
Steals:3 // Mississippi St., 1/16/14*
Blocks:4 // Kentucky, 3/3/13
Field Goals:10 // St. John's, 3/24/14
3-Pointers:3 // Alabama, 2/2/14*
Free Throws:7 // LSU, 2/27/14*
Minutes:39 // Kentucky, 2/16/14*
SEC Highs
Points:22 // LSU, 2/27/14
Rebounds:14 // Texas A&M, 2/28/13
Assists:7 // Florida, 1/23/14
Steals:3 // Mississippi St., 1/16/14
Blocks:4 // Kentucky, 3/3/13
Field Goals:8 // Alabama, 2/2/14
3-Pointers:3 // Alabama, 2/2/14
Free Throws: 7 // LSU, 2/27/14
Minutes:39 // Kentucky, 2/16/14*
*Indicates most recent high
NCAA Highs
Points:21 // St. John's, 3/24/14
Rebounds:11 // St. John's, 3/24/14
Assists:3 // N'western St., 3/22/14
Steals:2 // Oklahoma, 3/31/13*
Blocks:2 // DePaul, 3/19/12
Field Goals:10 // St. John's, 3/24/14
3-Pointers:1 // St. John's, 3/24/14*
Free Throws:5 // Oklahoma, 3/31/13*
Minutes:34 // St. John's, 3/24/14
*Indicates most recent high
CAREER HONORS
    • SEC All-Tournament -- 2014
    • SEC Community Service Team -- 2014
    • SEC Player of the Week -- 2013-14 (2/3)
    • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2013
    • SEC Player of the Week -- 2012-13 (3/4)
    • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2012
    • SEC Freshman of the Week -- 2011-12 (2/20)
2013-14 AT TENNESSEE
    • Named SEC All-Tournament Team, averaging 8.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in the tournament.
    • Put up a career-high 22 pionts and grabbed 10 rebounds to earn her fourth double-double of the year in UT's 72-67 win at LSU.
    • Had her second three-game streak scoring in double figures this season against Arkansas (16 pts.), at Alabama (21 pts.) and at Ole Miss (12 pts.).
    • Named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks in UT's victories over Arkansas and Alabma. In the two games, she combined to shoot 68.2% (15-22) in FG, including 71.4% (5-7) beyond the arc.
    • Notched her third double-double of the year with career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, pacing UT to victory at Alabama, coming from a 15-point deficit.
    • Registered three straight double figure scoring outings against Texas (10 pts.), Troy (15 pts.) and Tennessee State (12 pts.).
    • Led team in rebounding in the first three games of the season
    • Recorded nine rebounds against home-state North Carolina Tar Heels
    • Tallied the most rebounds in Tennessee's season-opener at Middle Tennessee with 11, her seventh career game with rebounds in double digits
    • Started in the lone exhibition game against Carson-Newman and tallied 12 points with eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals
2012-13 AT TENNESSEE
    • Named the Regions Bank Player of the Game after finishing with 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Florida in UT's 82-73 win in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
    • Earned her first SEC Player of the Week honor after recording her third double-double in four games as she scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Kentucky.
    • Scored 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in UT's 82-72 victory over Texas A&M, notching her fourth double-double on the year.
    • Recorded her third double-double of the season racking up 15 points and 13 rebounds against Auburn.
    • Brought down a team-leading nine boards in only 17 minutes of action in UT's 83-64 win over Vanderbilt.
    • Grabbed a team-best nine rebounds and contributed nine points in a career-best 33 minutes at LSU.
    • In her return after missing a month of games, she put up four points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 16 minutes against Mississippi State.
    • Missed eight games after fracturing her fourth metacarpal in her shooting hand Dec. 31.
    • Tied her career-high in steals with three in UT's 66-47 victory over Rutgers.
    • Notched her second double-double this season against Davidson with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
    • Recorded her third double-digit scoring game as she put up 14 points and grabbed five boards at Texas.
    • Notched her second career double-double against North Carolina as she posted 15 points and grabbed 10 boards.
    • Tied her career-high in rebounds as she grabbed a team-best 10 boards at Miami, while also playing a career-best 32 minutes.
    • Started her third-straight game, scoring eight points, grabbing six boards and dishing out four assists in 23 minutes of action.
    • Named the Auto Zone Player of the Game in the 71-54 victory over Georgia Tech as she recorded new career highs in points (16), field goals made (6) and 3-pointers made (3).
    • Contributed four points while snagging seven rebounds in 23 minutes of play in UT's season opener at Chattanooga.
2011-12 AT TENNESSEE
    • One of only four Lady Vols to play in all 36 games, getting the starting nod in three-consecutive games from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2.
    • Ranked third on team in field goal percentage at .463, connecting on 63 of 136 tries.
    • Stood fourth on the squad, first among underclassmen, with 21 blocked shots.
    • Hit double figures in scoring five times and broke into the scoring column in 27 contests.
    • Averaged 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest in SEC play as a rookie.
    • Came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points and added three steals and two boards in 24 minutes vs. #20/21 DePaul (12/11)
    • Tied her career high with 15 points vs. LSU (1/19), connecting on five of 10 attempts in a career-best 31 minutes of duty.
    • Posted her first career double-double, tallying 14 points on five-of-six shooting and pulling down 10 rebounds in 26 minutes of action off the bench vs. Middle Tennessee (11/29).
    • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 20 after games vs. Mississippi State (2/16) and Ole Miss (2/19).
    • Contributed 10 points on five-of-six shooting along with seven boards in the win over Mississippi State (2/16) and produced 10 points and six boards in 18 minutes off the bench at Ole Miss.
    • Saw her first action as a Lady Vol against Pepperdine (11/13), clocking 16 minutes, scoring seven points and tallying seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action against the Waves.
    • Earned her first career start at Alabama (1/26) and scored nine points and tied her high for minutes with 31.
    • Came off the bench against Old Dominion (12/28) to post a career-high nine assists and added five boards, a block and her first career steal in the win.
    • Posted a 4.00 grade point average during the spring semester and was named to the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
USA/AAU BASKETBALL
    • Her USA U19 team was named USA Basketball's Team of the Year after bringing home the gold from the 2011 World Championships in Puerto Montt, Chile.
    • Along with UT teammate Ariel Massengale, USA went 8-1 as Burdick chipped in 5.7 ppg and 6.0 rpg in 14.2 minutes of duty.
    • Also won gold medals at both the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship and 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
    • On the AAU circuit, she played for Boo Williams in 2010; Team Unique from 2007-2009; Carolina Comets in 2003 and 2004, and the Queen City Jewels in 2002, 2005 and 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL
    • Helped her Butler teams compile an 86-7 record over three years.
    • Averaged 23.1 ppg., 15.3 rpg., 5.4 apg., 5.0 bpg. and 4.1 spg. as a senior, while shooting 61.0 percent from the field, 48.0 percent from three-point land and 85.0 percent from the free throw line in leading the Bulldogs to a 30-1 mark and the North Carolina Class 4A state quarterfinals.
    • Averaged 18.9 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 3.5 apg., 2.5 spg. and 1.6 bpg. as a junior in 2009-10 to propel Butler to the North Carolina Class 4A state title and a 26-4 record.
    • As a sophomore in 2008-09, she averaged 12.8 ppg., 11.1 rpg., 1.8 apg., 2.1 spg. and 1.4 bpg. in pacing her team to a 30-2 record.
    • She started her high school basketball career at South Mecklenburg High School (S.C.) and averaged 10.9 ppg., 7.4 rpg. and 1.4 apg. as a freshman in 2007-08.
    • McDonald's, Parade, USA Today and WBCA High School All-American (2011).
    • Paradee third team and ESPN Rise All-America first team (2010).
    • Gatorade North Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2010, 2011).
    • Associated Press North Carolina Player of the Year (2011) and Co-Player of the Year (2010).
    • Charlotte Observer North Carolina Ms. Basketball.
    • Charlotte Observer Mecklenburg County Co-Player of the Year (2010) and All-Mecklenburg First Team (2010).
    • Charlotte Observer All-State first team (2009, 2010, 2011).
    • MVP of the North Carolina Class 4A state title game (2010), scoring 28 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
PERSONAL
    • Full name is Cassidie Cierra Burdick.
    • Born on Sept. 30, 1993, in Charlotte, N.C.
    • Parents are Lisa Burdick and Derrick Heard.
    • Has a brother, C.J. (8), and twin sisters, Emma and Jillian Heard (12).
    • Cierra is majoring in communication studies and would like to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
    • Had open heart surgery (ASD repair) when she was two years old.
    • Wears uniform number 11 because she's "tall and lanky like two ones."
    • Says the most impressive person she ever met is her mom, because "she's the strongest person I know, and there isn't an obstacle she hasn't overcome."
    • Began her basketball career by going to the YMCA across the street from her apartment every Saturday to play in the youth league.
    • Active in her community, she served as lead counselor for her school's basketball camp and volunteered with several charities, including the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.
    • Her great grandfather, Lloyd Burdick, played tackle for the NFL's Chicago Bears with Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski in 1931-32.
    • Cierra's Twitter handle is @C_Burdick11.
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