Former U of L basketball star to speak Friday at Pekin UMC
The Pekin United Methodist Youth group will host a lock-in Friday.
Kids between the ages of 13 through senior in high school are invited to attend.
Those planning to attend should call 812-620-3849 by Thursday of this week to make reservations.
At 10 p.m. Friday night, former U of L women’s basketball star Becky Burke will share her testimony.
Burke was a member and key contributor of the Cardinals team that lost to Maya Moore and the UConn Lady Huskies
She and Angel McCoughtry were the Cardinal leaders that year.
You do not have to attend the lock-in to come and hear Burke speak.
The worship service featuring Burke will begin in the church sanctuary at 10 p.m.
The following is a look at Burke’s career at U of L.
Junior Year (2010-11): Started in 17 games for the Cardinals ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 7.9 points per game ... Was second on the team in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 38.8 percent ... Scored a season-high 21 points against Kentucky and St. John’s ... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds against Old Dominion and Dayton ... Knocked down a season-high six three-pointers against Kentucky ... Dished out a season-high five assists against Villanova in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Scored double figures in 12 games ... Led the team in free throw percentage, connecting on 90.7 percent.
Sophomore Year (2009-10) Started in all 32 games for the Cardinals...Ranked second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game...Led the team in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 35.8 percent...Scored a career-high 24 points against Syracuse...Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds against IUPUI...Knocked down a career-high seven three-pointers against Tennessee...Led the team in assists, averaging 2.9 per game...Scored double figures in 22 games...Dished out a career-high seven assists against Cincinnati...Blocked a career-high two shots against Kentucky...Ranked second on the team in free throw percentage, connecting on 80.4 percent.
Freshman Year (2008-09) Saw action in 38 games, averaging 20.3 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 18 points against Rutgers in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Dished out a career-high three assists against Xavier ... Also pulled down a career-high six rebounds against Xavier ... Knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers against Rutgers in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Finished the season averaging 5.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game ... Connected on at least one 3-pointer in every postseason game for the Cardinals ... Ranked fourth on the team in 3-point field goal percentage, connecting on 31.9 percent ... Led the team from the foul line, connecting on 88.4 percent.
High School Played four seasons at Abington Heights High School for coach Vince Bucciarelli...Named Pennsylvannia Class 4A Player of the Year by the Associated Press her senior year...Finished her four seasons at Abington Heights with 2,162 career points...Averaged 25.7 points her senior season and finished with seven 30-point games...Also averaged nine rebounds and four assists per game...Earned first team all-state honors her junior and senior years...Earned WBCA High School All-American honorable mention honors...While at Abington Heights, she helped guide them to four consecutive 20-win seasons...Named All-Region Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons...Was a McDonald’s All-American nominee...Averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists her junior year...Earned all-region honors all four seasons.
Personal Birthdate is December 20, 1989...Parents are Michael and Susie Burke...Undecided on a major.