Amy Burnett is one of the best South Dakota basketball players ever. Burnett grew up in Huron and led Huron High to a class AA State Championship in 1989, her junior season. The team took third place during Burnett's senior year but she set a state tournament scoring record with 86 points over three games. She also lettered in volleyball and track.
Burnett went on to play NCAA Division One basketball at the University of Wyoming. In her junior and senior years, she led the Western Athletic Conference in total points scored and percentages in free throws, rebounding, and field goals. She was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995.
Burnett is an inductee of the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame, and the University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame.
Amy Burnett is now a coach and teacher at an Austin, Texas middle school. She also works with an Austin-based basketball club dedicated to developing young talent.
Chuck interviewed Amy for a "Personalities..." broadcast on January 1, 1994 when she was still at the University of Wyoming.
Amy shares more about college basketball, the importance of academic success, and maintaining a healthy perspective on life.