Cougars outscore SMU 158-141
Cougars begin the 2013-14 campaign with the annual intra-squad meet
Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs
Senior places eighth for second-straight day
Natasha Burgess leads the way for Houston in the 3M finishing fifth
» 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE 2012-13Captured first conference crown of her career in the 1-meter during the C-USA Championships with a score of 304.35 ... Took second in the 3-meter (309.20) and third in the platform (214.30) during the championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving meet and finished fifth in the 3-meter (653.50) and 16th in the 1-meter (521.80) ... Won three event titles on the year and had 12 top-three showings ... Named C-USA Diver of the Week (Oct. 16) after capturing wins in the 1- and 3-meter event to open up the season at Florida International.
FRESHMAN 2011-12Became the eighth Cougar to be named Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year ... Finished as runner up in the 1M (207.30), 3M (344.75) and in the platform (189.50) at the C-USA Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving competition and missed out on advancing to the NCAA Championships by one place - finishing ninth in the 3M ... Placed in the top four 11 of 12 times in the 3M competition, winning once at the Phill Hansel Invite (Nov. 17) ... Finished as runner up in the 3M five times ... Finished in the top six places in the 1M in all 11 competitions with three runner up finishes ... Placed second to teammate Julia Lonnegren six times... Named C-USA Diver of the Week (Jan. 10) after taking runner up in the 1M and third in the 3M at the Hawai'I Diving Invitational ... Picked up C-USA Diver of the Week (Feb. 7) after strong showing at No. 6 Texas A&M, took second in the 3M (339.08) and fourth in the 1M (314.93).
HIGH SCHOOLBegan her career as a gymnast before falling in love with the sport of diving six years ago and becoming one of her country's leading young divers...Since 2008, Burgess has twice qualified for Australia's Open Nationals, Elite Junior Nationals and New South Wales (NSW) Elite Junior Championships...Took top honors at the NSW Elite Junior Championships in the 3-meter and collected a third-place finish in the 1-meter competition...At the Diving South Australia (DSA) Elite Junior Championships, Burgess earned first place in the 1-meter and 3-meter events.
Burgess attended high school at Annesley College, while diving for Diving South Australia Club team coach Jeff Arbon.
PERSONALDaughter of Kerry and Greg Burgess...Born on March 15, 1993...Majoring in pre-business.