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McKenzie Burgess
McKenzie Burgess


Benton City, Wash.

High School:
Kiona-Benton High




WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Member of volleyball team...joined track team during late fall conditioning.

FRESHMAN (2003): Spent most of the year learning the Cougar volleyball system...subbed into 13 games in eight matches.

BURGESS' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER Earned 12 varsity letters at Kiona-Benton City High...four each in volleyball as a middle blocker, basketball as a post player, and track as a thrower...volleyball coach was Sharon Brandon...FRESHMAN year the volleyball team won the Central Washington Athletic Conference title, finished second in the district and second at state...received most improved team made debut appearance at state 2A tournament...set state tourney rebounding record with 20 boards...placed third in the shot put at state meet...during SOPHOMORE year, named to league volleyball first team and Tri-City Herald All-Area Player of the MVP...captained basketball team...named MVP of Media state track meet finished second in shot put and third in discus...selected team a JUNIOR repeated with all-league first team volleyball...named Tri-City Herald All-Area Player of the Year...also team season honors included all-league and all-state first team...MVP of Media Classic...during track season won the state shot put title with record throw of 42-5...also placed third in the discus and sixth in the captain and MVP...SENIOR season of volleyball brought team state championship with a 32-2 record...selected CWAC Player of the Year and Tri-City Herald All-Area team came within one win of returning to state tournament...repeated as state shot put champ and broke own record with throw of 42-7 1/4...also won state discus title (136-2) and finished sixth in javelin...named Tri-City Herald Female Athlete of the Year three consecutive years (2000-01 through 2003)...played on the Kapea Columbia Juniors U-18 Club team for coach John Lengphounpraseut.

PERSONAL Born McKenzie Lesley Burgess, October 17, 1984, at Richland, Wash....mother Janette is an Agriculture Research Tech II for the WSU Extension Office in Prosser...father, Wesley, passed away in March 2003, from cancer...sister, Shannon Santoy, graduated from WSU in 1996...interested in a career in viticulture or early childhood education.

Washington State Cougars Track & Field