Wanda Burns
Wanda Burns
Full Name:  Wanda Lynette Burns
   School:  Southwest High School in Macon, Georgia


FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
88-89 22  G       5-7       So   *   Macon, GA                   
89-90 22  G       5-7       Jr   *   Macon, GA                   
90-91 22  G       5-7       Sr   *   Macon, GA                   


Awards
Basketball
Year  Award
1991  American Women's Sports Foundation - 3rd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2006
Wanda Burns was a highly-touted guard from Macon, Georgia when new FSU head coach Marynell Meadors signed her at Florida State in 1987.

Though she carried a 3.0 GPA in high school, she had to sit out her freshman season by NCAA rule. Burns used the year to hit the books and get acclimated to campus life. She took the court in 1988-89 with something to prove. She averaged 11 points per game and led the team with 92 assists, helping FSU to its first winning season since 1983. She electrified the team as a junior in 1989-90 setting an FSU record for free throw percentage and leading the team in scoring, three pointers and steals. She sparked FSU to a 21-9 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

In 1990-91, her final season, Burns led the Metro Conference in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game on her way to being named the 1991 Metro Conference Player of the Year. She set an FSU single game record with 10 steals in a game, led the team in three-point shooting and scored in double figures in 38 consecutive games. Her exceptional play led FSU to one of its most successful seasons with a record of 25-7. She was also named MVP of the Metro Conference Tournament and earned Hanes Her Way NCAA Woman of the Year and Third-Team All-American honors from the American Women's Sports Federation.

Burns still ranks among FSU's top 10 in four career and 11 single-season statistical categories.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
88-89 27  13  650 138  295 .468    0   2 .000   32  54 .593  308 11.4     36  44   80  3.0  57  2   92   89    0   36
89-90 29  29  924 186  404 .460   28 100 .280  115 139 .827  515 17.8     43  78  121  4.2  64  2  103   86    2   77
90-91 31  31 1021 203  435 .467   41 123 .333  125 159 .786  572 18.5     52  87  139  4.5  52  2  136  106    8   59
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tot   87  73 2595 527 1134 .465   69 225 .307  272 352 .773 1395 16.0    131 209  340  3.9 173  6  331  281   10  172
Basketball
Game Statistics
1988-89                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Nov 25 CENTRAL MICHIGAN     1   g   21   7   14    0   0    0   0   14      3   2    5   2    6    3    0    2
Nov 26 MIAMI                1       22   8   19    0   1    0   1   16      0   2    2   4    5    1    0    1
Dec  2 UNC-ASHEVILLE        1       20   6    9    0   0    2   2   14      2   2    4   0    3    1    0    3
Dec  3 GEORGIA SOUTHERN     1       12   6    8    0   0    0   0   12      0   2    2   4    3    1    0    1
Dec 11 MIAMI                1   g   37   6   15    0   1    3   4   15      0   3    3   2    6    2    0    0
Dec 13 FLORIDA              1       28   6   14    0   0    0   0   12      1   3    4   1    3    3    0    4
Dec 17 STETSON              1   g   31   5   17    0   0    1   2   11      6   2    8   1    4    4    0    4
Dec 19 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM   1   g   21   3   10    0   0    0   0    6      1   2    3   3    3    3    0    1
Jan  7 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1   g   23   5    9    0   0    2   4   12      3   2    5   2    3    2    0    1
Jan  9 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g   19   3    7    0   0    3   3    9      2   1    3   2    5    3    0    3
Jan 14 CINCINNATI           1   g   17   2    5    0   0    0   0    4      0   0    0   1    0    2    0    1
Jan 16 LOUISVILLE           1   g   33   8   16    0   0    0   1   16      2   4    6   3    4    4    0    2
Jan 21 VIRGINIA TECH        1   g   24   6   12    0   0    0   2   12      2   4    6   4    6    4    0    0
Jan 23 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   g   30   5   15    0   0    0   4   10      3   0    3   5    3    7    0    0
Jan 25 SOUTH FLORIDA        1   g   32  10   16    0   0    2   3   22      1   0    1   1    5    4    0    1
Jan 28 VIRGINIA TECH        1   g   33   7   13    0   0    0   0   14      1   2    3   3    3    4    0    1
Jan 30 ALABAMA              1       26   5   10    0   0    1   2   11      1   0    1   1    0    2    0    1
Feb  4 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1   g   30   6   12    0   0    2   2   14      3   1    4   2    2    6    0    1
Feb  6 HOWARD               1       22   4    9    0   0    5   6   13      0   3    3   0   10    2    0    2
Feb  9 FLORIDA A&M          1       18   6    8    0   0    0   1   12      0   3    3   4    2    5    0    1
Feb 11 CINCINNATI           1       21   2    6    0   0    0   1    4      1   1    2   1    1    4    0    0
Feb 13 LOUISVILLE           1       18   3    5    0   0    1   2    7      0   0    0   3    1    4    0    1
Feb 16 GEORGIA              1       24   5   11    0   0    0   0   10      0   0    0   5    2    6    0    3
Feb 20 SOUTH CAROLINA       1       20   2    4    0   0    0   0    4      1   0    1   0    1    4    0    0
Feb 24 SOUTH FLORIDA        1       28   7   13    0   0    5   6   19      0   3    3   1    8    3    0    0
Mar  2 MEMPHIS STATE        1       18   3   11    0   0    0   2    6      1   2    3   1    2    3    0    0
Mar  9 CINCINNATI           1       22   2    7    0   0    5   6    9      2   0    2   1    1    2    0    2
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Totals                     27  13  650 138  295    0   2   32  54  308     36  44   80  57   92   89    0   36

1989-90                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nov 24 SOUTH ALABAMA        1   g   43  10   21    0   2    4   6   24      4   2    6   2    3    4    0   10
Nov 25 LOUISIANA STATE      1   g   36   2    9    0   2    4   5    8      0   2    2   3    7    1    0    2
Dec  1 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1       27   3   10    0   0    8   8   14      2   2    4   2    4    3    0    3
Dec  2 UNC-CHARLOTTE        1       30   6   11    0   1    0   1   12      1   3    4   5    3    4    0    2
Dec  6 ALABAMA              1   d   32   7   15    2   2    5   6   21      3   5    8   2    4    3    0    2
Dec 18 STETSON              1   g   36  11   20    1   4    0   0   23      1   2    3   2    7    0    0    3
Dec 30 APPALACHIAN STATE    1       24   7   12    0   2    1   2   15      1   2    3   3    3    0    0    2
Jan  4 GEORGIA SOUTHERN     1   g   36   4   12    1   1    0   0    9      2   7    9   1    6    2    0    1
Jan  6 VIRGINIA TECH        1   g   37   6   16    1   7    2   4   15      4   2    6   2    7    3    0    2
Jan  8 TULANE               1       28   6   15    0   1    6   8   18      1   3    4   2    4    3    0    3
Jan 13 LOUISVILLE           1       41   7   14    1   3    9  10   24      2   3    5   3    2    9    0    7
Jan 15 CINCINNATI           1       32   8   10    0   1    2   2   18      1   3    4   0    3    2    0    1
Jan 17 AUBURN               1       33   7   22    3  11    0   1   17      5   1    6   4    1    4    0    2
Jan 22 SOUTH CAROLINA       1       32   6   13    1   5    5   6   18      2   1    3   2    1    2    0    1
Jan 27 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1   g   36  11   20    3   5    6   9   31      0   3    3   1    4    3    0    2
Jan 28 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g   37   9   13    0   1    9  10   27      0   5    5   2    2    5    1    3
Feb  3 VIRGINIA TECH        1       36   7   15    2   4    7   8   23      0   2    2   0    2    3    0    2
Feb  5 TULANE               1       28   7    9    1   2    6   6   21      0   1    1   1    4    1    1    3
Feb 10 LOUISVILLE           1   g   31   2    7    0   3    8   8   12      1   1    2   1    3    4    0    6
Feb 12 CINCINNATI           1   g   24   1   10    0   4    5   5    7      1   2    3   3    3    2    0    1
Feb 15 FLORIDA A&M          1   g   31   5    7    1   1    5   6   16      1   5    6   0    6    4    0    3
Feb 17 MIAMI                1       28   8   15    0   3    3   5   19      2   4    6   4    5    3    0    3
Feb 21 GEORGIA              1       36   5   17    3  11    3   4   16      1   2    3   3    3    4    0    2
Feb 24 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1       29   8   13    1   3    5   5   22      4   6   10   1    5    1    0    1
Feb 26 MEMPHIS STATE        1       19   5    8    2   5    2   2   14      0   1    1   1    4    2    0    4
Mar  3 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   g   33   7   23    0   6    3   4   17      3   2    5   4    0    4    0    2
Mar  8 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g   28   6   12    2   4    1   2   15      1   1    2   1    2    4    0    0
Mar  9 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1   g   33   9   22    3   5    0   0   21      0   2    2   5    3    3    0    1
Mar 14 PENN STATE           1       28   6   13    0   1    6   6   18      0   3    3   4    2    3    0    3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                     29  14  924 186  404   28 100  115 139  515     43  78  121  64  103   86    2   77

1990-91                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nov 23 MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 1   g   37   9   16    0   2    8   8   26      1   5    6   0    0    4    0    1
Nov 24 SW MISSOURI STATE    1   g   34   8   16    0   2    6   7   22      1   0    1   0    2    1    1    4
Dec  1 MARQUETTE            1   g   26   7   14    0   2    8  10   22      6   6   12   2   10    2    0    3
Dec  2 LOUISIANA STATE      1   g   33   4   10    2   5    4   6   14      3   3    6   5    3    4    0    1
Dec  7 ILLINOIS             1   g   36   7   19    1   8    3   6   18      2   4    6   2    4    2    0    2
Dec  8 VIRGINIA             1   g   36   4   12    1   4    6  10   15      3   2    5   5    7    4    0    0
Dec 17 FLORIDA              1   g   33   6   15    1   3    6   8   19      1   1    2   2    5    1    0    1
Dec 19 MIAMI                1   g   37   5    8    3   4    0   0   13      0   6    6   2    7    3    1    1
Jan  7 VIRGINIA TECH        1   g   38  10   14    1   2    1   2   22      0   4    4   1    3    6    0    1
Jan 12 CINCINNATI           1   g   28   8   14    2   4    0   0   18      2   3    5   2    4    3    1    2
Jan 14 LOUISVILLE           1   g   29   7   14    1   2   10  10   25      1   1    2   2    2    1    0    2
Jan 16 ALABAMA              1   g   34   7   13    0   4    6   7   20      2   3    5   2    6    5    0    7
Jan 19 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g   38   6   19    1  10   14  15   27      1   2    3   2    9    5    0    1
Jan 21 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   g   35   4   13    0   2    4   5   12      2   4    6   1    3    3    2    1
Jan 26 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1   g   26   8    9    2   2    0   0   18      1   0    1   1    9    1    0    5
Jan 31 GEORGIA              1   g   36   9   22    1   4    4   8   23      0   5    5   2    2    8    0    2
Feb  4 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   g   47  10   14    3   5    2   3   25      2   0    2   2    5    9    0    3
Feb  6 STETSON              1   g   20   6   13    1   2    0   0   13      0   2    2   2    4    0    0    2
Feb  9 CINCINNATI           1   g   37   5   11    0   1    6   8   16      0   2    2   1    3    4    0    3
Feb 11 LOUISVILLE           1   g   34   8   14    2   4    2   3   20      5   3    8   0   10    2    1    1
Feb 14 AUBURN               1   g   38   2   12    2   9    4   4   10      1   1    2   1    3    5    0    1
Feb 16 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g   28   7   10    3   5    4   4   21      1   1    2   2    5    3    0    1
Feb 18 VIRGINIA TECH        1   g   33   4   12    2   4    2   2   12      1   5    6   1    5    6    0    0
Feb 23 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1   g   33   9   19    3   6    6   7   27      3   4    7   4    2    7    0    3
Feb 25 TULANE               1   g   28   8   14    0   0    4   5   20      1   0    1   1    7    0    0    2
Feb 28 FLORIDA A&M          1   g   36   5   18    0   2    4   6   14      2   4    6   1    3    3    0    2
Mar  4 CINCINNATI           1   g   13   7    9    3   4    4   6   21      1   2    3   0    4    0    0    1
Mar  5 LOUISVILLE           1   g   34   5   14    1   6    4   5   15      2   3    5   4    2    2    1    1
Mar  6 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   g   38   6   14    3   6    0   0   15      3   5    8   1    2    2    0    0
Mar 13 APPALACHIAN STATE    1   g   29   6   17    1   5    0   0   13      3   0    3   1    1    4    0    5
Mar 16 WESTERN KENTUCKY     1   g   37   6   16    1   4    3   4   16      1   6    7   0    4    6    1    0
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Totals                     31  31 1021 203  435   41 123  125 159  572     52  87  139  52  136  106    8   59