Former Louisville Standout Burke Added to Titans' Support Staff
FULLERTON, Calif.--- Former Louisville Cardinal standout guard Becky Burke has been brought in as the new Director of Basketball Operations for the Cal State Fullerton women's basketball program, Head Coach Daron Park announced Wednesday afternoon.
"Anytime you have a chance to add someone with Final Four experience to your program it's a good thing," said Park. "When you combine that experience with amazing work ethic, personal skills, and outstanding energy it's just a no brainer. Becky compliments this staff perfectly. She was an outstanding player at Louisville and will no doubt have a positive impact here at Cal State Fullerton."
Burke joins the Titans' support staff after spending four seasons with Cardinals as a player. While at Louisville she was a part of three NCAA Tournament teams, including helping to lead the Cardinals to the NCAA championship game during the 2009 season, and again to the Sweet 16 during the 2010 campaign.
Burke led the Cardinals in scoring in both her sophomore and senior seasons, putting up 13.8 and 11.9 points per game respectively. During her senior year, (2011-12) Burke led the team in three-point field goals made (81) and three-point field goal percentage (38 percent). She also scored a career-high 28 points vs. Syracuse, while tying the school record for three-pointers made in a game with eight in that contest.
Burke ended her Louisville career as a member of the school's 1,000 point club and became just the second Cardinal ever to participate in the State Farm College Three-Point Championship her senior year, as she placed second.
Before coming to Cal State Fullerton Burke spent a year working for Homefit Personal Training in Louisville, Ky.
The Clarks Summit, Pa. native earned her undergraduate degree in sports administration from the University of Louisville and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton.