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    Burke Selected by Washington Mystics in 2014 WNBA Draft
     
     

    April 14, 2014

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – On Monday evening, senior forward Kody Burke of the No. 21 NC State women’s basketball team became the 15th student athlete in program history to be chosen in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft.

    With the 32nd overall pick (third round) in this year’s draft, the Washington Mystics selected NC State’s three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and Northridge, Calif., native.

    Burke was selected on the same evening as teammate Markeisha Gatling (first round, 10th overall), making this the first time since 2007 that the Wolfpack had two WNBA college draft selections in one spring.

    Kody had an incredible career for the Wolfpack, one which will remain in State’s record books for some time. She finished her senior season ranked second in program history in appearances (132) and blocks (197), ninth in program history in career rebounds (832), and 11th in program history in career points scored (1,588).

    Burke and the Mystics will open the 2014 WNBA preseason at Indiana on Monday, May 5.

    Kody Burke | Senior Forward | Northridge, Calif.
    First team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming just the third in the history of the program ... All-ACC second team ... All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC's Kay Yow Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Started all 33 games of the season, averaging 33 minutes per contest ... Shot 43 percent from the field including a 32.8 percent success rate from beyond the arc ... Averaged 14.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game ... Collected a career-high 16 rebounds in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over RV/RV Syracuse ... Hit the game-winning three-pointer in the win over Virginia ... Scored a game and career-high 30 points at No. 7 Duke ... Scored in double figures during 26 of State's 33 games (and 83 times in her career) ... Played a season-high 45 minutes in the overtime win at Clemson ... Collected 10+ rebounds in in four ACC games ... Played the 100th game of her career in the season-opening win over St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8 ... Made her 100th career start at No. 13 UNC on Jan. 9 ... Recorded the 15th double-double of her career Feb. 6 vs. Wake Forest.

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