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W. Basketball: Blakeley Burleson

Blakeley Burleson

  Position: G    Ht.: 5-6
  Hometown: Piney Flats, Tenn.
  Previous School: Tennessee HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Biology

2013-14: One of only two players to appear in and start all 26 games.... Averaged 33.9 minutes per game, which was second on the team.... Averaged 11 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.... One of three players to average double-figure scoring, and hit that mark in 16 contests... Scored a career-high 18 points on three difference occasions... Hit that mark for the first time at Queens, which included a career-high four three-pointers (12/7)...  The second 18-point performance came at Brevard, with 14 coming in the second half (1/25)... Tallied 18 points and added six rebounds in a victory against Catawba (2/8)... Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds and finished with 11 points in a win against Newberry (1/3)... Dished out a career-best seven assists against Wingate (11/23)... Nailed three three-pointers and scored 15 points in a victory at Coker (1/25)... Opened the season with a 16-point performance at Chowan. 

: Appeared in 29 games, averaging 4.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest... Played in 19.3 minutes per game... Scored in double figures five times, including season-best 15 points in 39 minutes of play at Mars Hill (Feb. 23)... Averaged 5.6 ppg in conference outings... Tallied a dozen points at Newberry (Jan. 26), including 3-of-6 shooting from three-point territory... Scored 10 points each in wins against Winston-Salem state (Nov. 17), Lincoln Memorial (Nov. 28) and Carson-Newman (Jan. 9)... Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds in SAC Tournament semifinal win over Lenoir-Rhyne (Mar. 9)... Recorded three steals in road upset of No. 4 Rollins (Nov. 23)... Posted six rebounds against Carson-Newman and grabbed five boards each against LMU and Newberry.

2011-12: Played in 24 games off the bench, averaging 6.8 minutes per contest... Averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds per game... Scored a season-high five points at Wingate (Feb. 11), all in a 17-second span... Finished with four points and two rebounds at Georgia College (Dec. 30)... Played a season-high 16 minutes against Lander (Dec. 8)... Had a streak of five consecutive games with a field goal from Jan. 21 through Feb. 4... Committed just six turnovers in last 15 games, spanning 91 minutes of playing time... Nine of her 17 rebounds came on the offensive glass.

High School
: Graduated from Tennessee HS in Bristol, Tenn... Coached by Barry Wade... Three-time All-Conference and two-time District 1-AAA All-Tournament Team... 2010 District 1-AAA District MVP... Three-time Region All-Tournament team honoree... 2011 Big 8 Player of the Year... Two-time Times-News Elite Team... Bristol Herald Courier All-Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia Team... Two-time All-Northeast Tennessee Team... Scored 1,211 points in her prep career... Member of the National Honors Society and the Beta Club... Finished with a 3.96 GPA... Played club basketball with the Nike Flight Freshman & Nautilus Express.

: Full name is Blakeley Elizabeth Burleson... Born Sept. 22, 1993 in Johnson City, Tenn... Daughter of Chris and Debbie Burleson... Brother - Hunter... Majoring in biology... Minoring in chemistry... Plans to attend a physician assistant program after graduation... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Dean's List... Favorite class at Tusculum: Organic chemistry... Favorite book: Looking for Alaska; Favorite midnight snack: Apple cider; Favorite musical artist: Chris Young; Favorite song: "Back Down South" by Kings of Leon; Blakeley can't live without: God; Most thrilling moment in sports: Hitting a half court shot at the buzzer; Advice to kids: "Go exploring"; Favorite color: Red; Favorite food: Seafood; Favorite sport other than basketball: Track & field; People Blakeley most admires: Her family... Toughest opponent Blakeley ever faced: Marjorie Butler; What people don't know about Blakeley: She loves to read; As a kid, Blakeley's childhood idol was: Her dad; When people first meet Blakeley they think: "She's from the south."