Campbellsville’s Lindsey Burd became the second player in Ginger Colvin’s nine-year CU coaching career to be named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year.
Burd, who owns four Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors and 10 double-doubles this season, joins Shawnee State’s Ali Zieverink as co-winner of the honor. They were recognized tonight at the MSC Women’s Basketball banquet held in the Capital Plaza Hotel.
CU’s Whitney (Ballinger) Hooper won the MSC Player of the Year award twice, in 2010 and 2011.
“Lindsey Burd is a real success story. This kid has come into our program and worked hard for four years,” said her coach, Ginger Colvin. “She has worked relentlessly on her conditioning, on her game and improved her mental toughness. She has transformed herself into greatness.”
Burd is fifth in the nation with 503 total points (17.3 ppg) and No. 7 in total rebounds with 260 (9 rpg). In January she was named NAIA Player of the Week and became the 31st Lady Tiger to enshrine her name in the 1,000 point club.
“She is the type of player that is easy to follow and easy to coach,” continued Colvin. “Her energy is electric and we are all so blessed she is on our team. The Mid-South is the toughest conference in the country and to be honored as the best player is an amazing feat. We had two players that were well above average and it is only fitting they both be honored.
“I am so proud of Lindsey. She came into this program with loads of talent but was miles away from being successful. She has traveled those miles and grown so much as a player and as a person. She is one of the all-time greats of Lady Tiger Basketball.”
Campbellsville opens Mid-South Conference Tournament play on Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 when it meets the University of the Cumberlands at the Frankfort Convention Center.
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