2008-09 Outlook: Is a physical forward who will give the Beavers an inside presence ... comes from a successful junior college and will lend toughness and competitiveness to the lineup.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL-COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
Southern Idaho: Played two years for head coach Randy Rogers ... as a sophomore, played in 33 games, starting eight ... averaged 10.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game ... led Southern Idaho with 47 blocks ... shot a team-leading 51.6 percent from the floor and connected on 88-of-114 free-throw attempts (77.2 percent) ... played 13 games in conference, starting one, and averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game ... collected 21 blocks in conference games ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring six times and scored a career-high 25 points against Yavapai College on Nov. 24 ... as a freshman, during the 2006-07 season, saw action in 29 games, starting four ... averaged 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 10.2 minutes played per game ... tied for the team lead with 31 blocks ... shot 44.1 percent from the field and made 52-of-65 attempts from the free-throw line (80 percent) ... averaged 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 17 conference games, of which she started in one ... had a season-high 19 points against Colorado NW CC on Feb. 10.
North Valleys, Reno, Nev.: Lettered three years in basketball for head coach Matt Murphy ... named First-Team All-State in 2006, the Region Player of the Year in 2006 and was the Sierra League Player of the Year as a senior ... set school records for points in a game (46) and rebounds in a game (26) ... also holds the school record for career blocks, rebounds and points in a season ... lettered two years in volleyball.
Born in Stockton, Calif., but considers Reno, Nev., her hometown ... daughter of Leslie Shank and Byron Burdick ... has one brother, Matt, 27, and one sister, Christina, 23 ... majoring in psychology ... graduated from high school with a 3.5 GPA ... biggest athletic thrill to date is going to the NJCAA national tournament and placing sixth out of 16 teams ... on a day off, likes to relax, sleep and hang out ... if she could invite three people to dinner, they would be Barack Obama, Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton ... considers her dream job to be working with professional sports teams as a sports psychologist ... favorite sport besides basketball is baseball ... chose Oregon State because of the "community, school, team and the coaches."