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Wanda Burns Bio

  Wanda Burns
Wanda Burns

Hall of Fame Class:
2006 (Women’s Basketball)

Wanda Burns was a highly-touted guard from Macon, Georgia when she signed at Florida State in 1987.


She sat out her freshman season by NCAA rule, and then made an immediate impact in 1988-89 averaging 11 points per game and leading the team with 92 assists. She led the team in scoring, three-pointers and steals as a junior and set an FSU record for free throw percentage and led FSU to a 21-9 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.


As a senior, Burns led the Metro Conference in scoring with 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, led the team in three-point shooting and scored in double figures in 38 consecutive games, and led the team to a 25-7 record. She was also named MVP of the Metro Conference Tournament and earned Hanes Her Way NCAA Woman of the Year and Second Team All-American honors.


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