Q&A with Kaitlyn Burke
Nebraska's Kaitlyn Burke closed her five-year career ranked second in school history with 134 games played. She also ranked No. 9 in school history in three-pointers made, while ranking 16th in career assists. The 5-7 senior guard from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was also one of Nebraska's top student-athlete leaders. Burke was the 2011-12 President of Nebraska's Student-Athlete Advisory Board and was one of 30 candidates nationally for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. She also earned a prestigious Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2012. The advertising/public relations and business administration dual major owns better than a 3.5 grade-point average.
Kaitlyn took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions to provide a little bit more insight about her life off the court.
Favorite TV show(s) as a kid: Care Bears, Recess, Saved by the Bell (Sorry, I couldn't choose just one!)
Favorite sports movie: Rudy
Favorite meal: Anything my mom cooks and sushi
Favorite vegetable: Cucumber
Favorite workout song: Stronger
Favorite class you've taken: Advertising and PR class for 2010 Special Olympics USA National games, and all of my advertising classes.
What you would do with a time machine: Go back in time and meet my grandparents on my mom's side and also meet some of the most influential people in the world and seek advice from them.
Celebrity crush: Adam Brody
Something a lot of fans wouldn't know about you: This summer I am going to Africa on a mission trip and then will travel in Europe.
When you're not competing, you like to: Hang out with friends, shop, coach my Special Olympics team, make sure everything is organized for SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), work on stuff for Jacht Ad Lab and relax.
Superpower you wish you had: Being able to fly
Pregame rituals: I always eat a banana at some point before the game.
Best friend on the team: Layne Reeves
Why you chose Nebraska: When I came on my visit I knew this was where I was suppose to be. I chose to come here because of the players, coaching staff, style of play and because Nebraska is a great school, and I knew I would get a great education. The support staff, academic programs, fan support and most importantly the people here made my decision to attend Nebraska easy. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that this great university has given me.
Best thing about Nebraska: The people and the values and work ethic they have.
What you want to do after college: After I travel, I want to get a job working in an advertising agency.