8  Shelby Burton
Shelby Burton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Holmes

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Hitter

Experience:
3L


Honors
• 2006 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention
• 2006 AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team
• 2006 All-C-USA First Team
• 2006 C-USA All-Tournament Team

Sr., MB, Shelby Burton


Junior (2006)
Had a breakout junior season...Started in all 35 matches...Posted career-high numbers in kills, attack percentage, blocks and digs...Memphis' all-time leader in hitting percentage with a .362 career average (fourth all-time in C-USA)...AVCA All-American Honorable Mention performer...Named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team...Voted to the All-C-USA First Team...Garnered all-tournament honors at the C-USA Championships, as well as the Troy Trojan Labor Day Classic and Tiger Invitational...Named MVP of the Evansville Invitational in the opening week of the season...Earned C-USA Player of the Week honors twice...Has 940 career kills after hammering down a team-high 513 (3.98 k/g) in 2006...Hit .413 on the year to become the first Tiger to hit over .295 and lead the team in hitting for three consecutive seasons...Led the team and C-USA with 73 service aces and blocks per game (1.30)...Totaled 168 total blocks...35 solos and 133 assisted...Hit .500 or better nine times, including hitting .708 on 17 kills vs. UALR (9.9.06)...Hammered home 20 or more kills in seven matches...Downed a career-best 24 kills vs. Houston (9.22.06)...Posted double figures in kills in 29 of Memphis' 35 matches...Tallied 19 kills to go with nine blocks and five aces in the Tigers five-game win over Tulsa (10.13.06)...Had a stellar C-USA Championship performance...Hit .579 with 23 kills in quarterfinal win over UTEP (11.17.06)...Followed that outing with a 21 kills performance in the Tigers' semifinal win over Houston (11.18.06)...Put away 22 kills and made nine blocks in the C-USA Championship match vs. UAB (11.19.06).

Sophomore (2005)
Took over as starting middle blocker after starting just five matches as a freshman...Started 24 of the 29 matches she appeared in...Led the Tigers in hitting for the second-straight year with a .295 attack percentage...Currently ranked second all-time with a career .309 hitting percentage...Just the second player in Memphis volleyball history to hit .295 or better in consecutive seasons...Notched the eighth-best single season hitting percentage as a sophomore...Led Memphis and finished sixth among C-USA players with 108 total blocks (18 solos, 90 assists)...Finished third on the team with a career-best 273 kills (2.73 k/g)...Reached double figures in kills 14 times, including eight of the last 10 contests... Led Memphis in kills in five matches and had a match high in kills three times...Downed a career-high 20 kills vs UCF (10/30/05)...Hit .340 or better 12 times...Posted 8.0 total blocks to go with a .533 percentage on 18 kills in a win over Tulane (11/6/05)...Downed 12 kills and had 8.0 blocks vs. Southern Miss (9/30/05)...Added 36 digs... Earned All-Tournament honors at the Arkansas Invitational and the O'Charley's Tiger Invitational.

Freshman (2004)
A fierce competitor who has the knack for finding holes...Lived up to expectations in her freshman campaign, leading the team in hitting with a .336 attack percentage...Her .336 clip is the highest attack percentage ever by a Tiger freshman and ranked third among all Conference USA players...Also ranked third in Tiger history in hitting...Hit .302 with 1.75 kills per game in league play...Saw action in 84 games and 35 of the 37 matches...Drew five starts as a rookie...Finished 14th all-time among Tiger freshman with 154 kills (1.83 k/g)...Hit .600 with 10 kills and just one error in her first double-digit kill outing in a 3-0 win at Davidson (9/22/04)...Slammed a season-high 13 kills in her first career start versus Saint Louis (10/1/04)...Downed 11 kills and hit .588 with one error in a sweep of Tulane (10/9/04)...Hit over .300 in nine-consecutive matches in the middle of the season...Hit .400 with at least five kills in seven matches...Also recorded 24 digs and 40 total blocks.

At Holmes High School
Was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Roseanne Martinez at Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas...Also lettered in basketball and track and field...Was a teammate of fellow Tiger Ashley Liford for the Alamo 18 Kaepa Club Volleyball Team coached by Howard Wallace...Earned all-district honors her junior year...Was also a member of the Spanish and English honor societies and the National Honor Society.

Personal
Born May 23, 1986, in Wichita, Kan....Daughter of Howard and Leslie Burton...Had scholarship offers from San Jose State and New Mexico before choosing Memphis...Majoring in communication.

2006 Match Highs
Kills: 24 vs. Houston (Sept. 22, 2006)
Total Attempts:  45 vs. Houston (Sept. 22, 2006)
Assists:	2 vs. UCA (Sept. 15, 2006)
Service Aces: 7 vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 1, 2006)
Digs: 7 vs. Marshall (Nov. 3, 2006)
Total Blocks: 9.0, twice, last vs. UAB (Nov. 19, 2006)
Block Solos: 2, twice, last vs. UAB (Nov. 19, 2006)
Block Assists: 7, four times, last vs. UAB (Nov. 19, 2006)

Burton's Career Highs Kills: Same Total Attempts: Same Assists: Same Service Aces: Same Digs: 7, twice, last vs. Marshall (Nov. 3, 2006) Total Blocks: Same Block Solos: 3 at ECU (Nov. 11, 2005) Block Assists: 7, six times, last vs. UAB (Nov. 19, 2006)

Burton's Career Statistics

Year    MP   GP   KILL  ATT   E    PCT.  A  SA  DIG  BS  BA   TB
2006    35  129   513   974  111  .413  11  73   92  35 133  168
2005    29  100   273   607   94  .295   4   1   36  18  90  108
2004    35   84   154   321   46  .336   3   0   24   4  36   40
Totals  99  313   940 1,902  251  .362  18  74  152  57 259  316
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