Monday, January 19, 2009

Burgin named co-player of week

Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball’s senior forward Danielle Burgin was named Atlantic 10 co-player of the week for her performances in the 49ers' road wins at Massachusetts and Rhode Island last week.

Burgin nearly recorded the program’s second triple-double when she scored 21 points, grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and tallied eight block shots in the 49ers' 67-53 win at Massachusetts on Wednesday.

She scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the 49ers' 60-39 win at Rhode Island on Sunday. For the week, Burgin averaged 19 points and 14.5 rebounds per game.

The 49ers women’s basketball team (11-6, 2-1) battles Atlantic 10 foe Saint Louis (8-10, 2-1) in Halton Arena on Tuesday in a special Education Day tipoff at noon.

The 49ers have invited several area schools to participate in the Education Day events that begin at 10 a.m. with members of the 49ers athletic department talking on a variety of educational topics.