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Monika Burton
  Monika Burton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Stephen F. Austin

Height:
5-4

Position:
Port/Starboard

Birthdate:
07/02/1985

Experience:
HS


AT TULSA - A four-year letterwinner . . . awarded the Freshman Rower Award in 2004 . . . received the TU women's rowing Heart and Pride Award in 2006 . . . voted team captain her junior and senior year.

SENIOR (2006-07) - Participated in all eight regattas . . . helped the Lightweight 4+ tally an eighth-place mark at the Head of the Charles . . . assisted the Lightweight 4+ to a top finish at the Head of the Oklahoma and at the Wichita Frostbite Regatta . . . also at the Wichita Frostbite, assisted the Open 2- `B' to a second-place finish and the Varsity 8+ `B' to a fourth-place mark with a time of 9:50 . . . raced in both the Lightweight 4+ and 2nd Varsity 8+ at the Lawless Cup, earning top marks in both events . . . raced in the 2nd Varsity 8+ that finished third at the Knecht Cup . . . aided the Lightweight 4+ and 2nd Varsity 8+ to top finishes at the MIRA Regatta . . . was a member of the 2nd Varsity 8+ that posted a fifth-place semifinal finish at the Dad Vail Regatta.

JUNIOR (2005-06) - Participated in every regatta . . . won the Lightweight 4+ at the Wichita Frostbite Regatta . . . assisted the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a second-place finish with a time of 7:18.6 defeating Drake University . . . helped the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a third-place finish in the petite final at the Lake Wheeler Invitational . . . crossed the finish line in 6:29.7 for a first-place mark at the Midwest Intercollegiate Rowing Championships . . . was a member of the 2nd Varsity 8+ which took third in the petite finals at the SIRA Regatta . . . raced the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a fifth-place finish in the heats at the Dad Vail Regatta.

SOPHOMORE (2004-05) - Participated in every regatta . . . raced in the Lightweight 2x and Lightweight 4+ at the Head of the Des Moines Regatta, finishing in second-place in both events . . . assisted the Lightweight 4+ to a second-place finish at the Wichita Frostbite Regatta . . . led the Lightweight 4+ to a first-place finish over Creighton at the Lawless Cup . . . a member of the Lightweight 4+ that finished in sixth-place at the SIRA Championships . . . helped the Lightweight 4+ to a first-place finish at the Oklahoma Cup Regatta.

FRESHMAN (2003-04) - A member of the Lightweight 4+ and Lightweight 2x at the Head of the Des Moines, finishing in second-place for both events . . . also rowed in the Open 8+, which notched an eighth-place mark . . . raced an Open Single at the Wichita Frostbite Regatta, where she notched a fourth-place mark with a time of 13:08 and helped the Open 8+ claim a fourth-place finish . . . assisted the Novice 8+ to wins over Iowa and SMU at the Longhorn Invitational . . . guided the Novice 4+ `B' to a sixth-place Grand Final finish in a time of 8:44.0 at the William Knecht Cup . . . recorded a fourth-place mark in the Novice 8+ at the Dad Vail Regatta.

PRIOR TO TULSA - Was a member of the Austin Rowing Club . . . as a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School, placed second at the state competition in the Varsity Quad and fourth in the Varsity Double for the Austin Rowing Club . . . finished 10th at the USRA Youth Invitational in the Lightweight 8+ competition . . . went undefeated in the Junior Varsity Quad and Junior Varsity Double as a junior . . . notched a second-place mark at the Head of the Chattahoochee in 2001, while her Novice 8+ team placed sixth . . . as a sophomore, finished third at the Texas State Championships in the Quad.

PERSONAL - Majoring in marketing . . . born July 2, 1985 . . . one of two children of Tim and Yuka Burton . . . received the Young Woman in Recognition Award in 2003, the Young Woman of Truth Award in 2001 and the Young Woman of Faith Award in 2000 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Young Women's Program . . . named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll as a junior.

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