Cougars grab two top-five finishes to conclude Pearland meet
Houston finishes second day with eight top-ten finishes
Junior from Australia captures her second conference title in the event
Cougars stand in fifth place at American Championships
Cougars outscore SMU 158-141
» 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Diver
JUNIOR 2013-14Was crowned the inaugural American Athletic Conference Champion in the 1-meter diving (289.25) and finished second in the 3-meter (311.70) ... Named the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Diver after her performance at the championship meet ... Also took first and second team all-conference accolades in the 1M and 3M ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving meet and finished 10th in the 3M scoring 625.65 points - the highest for the Cougars and the fourth best score in Houston history.
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.