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Brianne Burkert


Player profile

Richardson, Texas
high school
J.J. Pearce


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2015)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

JUNIOR (2017):

Stepped up as the Seminoles’ primary setter in the 2017 season, handing out a career-high 927 assists … Her 8.50 assists per set and 927 assists are the most by any setter at FSU since 2008 (Nikki Baker) … As both a setter and a hitter, Burkert became the first in Florida State history to record multiple kill-assist-dig triple-doubles … She was the first to earn multiple in either a career or a season since Vicki Zinkil recorded two in 1993 … She became the third Florida State player to ever earn a kill-assist-dig triple-double, the eighth different player to earn a triple-double, and the fourth to earn multiple in a career … Her 2,309 career assists places 6th in FSU’s rally scoring history … Her 927 assists in 2017 places 7th in FSU’s rally scoring history, while her 8.50 assists per set places 8th in the rally scoring era … Her 134 career assists in the NCAA Tournament places 4th in FSU’s postseason history, while her 5.58 assists per set in the postseason ranks 7th … Recorded a double-double in 16 of the Seminoles’ 29 matches, including four in a row to start off the season … Assisted the Seminoles in nearly every statistical category, picking up 136 kills (1.25 per set), 13 service aces, 306 digs (2.81 per set) and 49 total blocks (three solo) … Ranked in the top five on the team in eight statistical categories: kills, kills per set, total attacks, assists, service aces, digs, digs per set and total blocks … Recorded three double-doubles in the same number of matches at the Baylor Invitational … Set two career highs at the Baylor Invitational (56 assists vs. Illinois State, 19 digs vs. UCSB) … Earned two more double-doubles against UNC Asheville and TCU at the Seminole Invitational … Notched 46 assists against Auburn to record her sixth double-double of the season…Led the offense with 83 total assists and 19 total digs in FSU’s conference opening weekend… became the eighth Seminole to earn a triple-double and the 18th player in the nation this season to achieve the feat with 12 kills, 32 assists and 20 digs… Set a career-high record with 33 total attacks at Duke… recorded her second triple-double against NC State with 10 kills, 46 assists and 10 digs, becoming the first in FSU history to record multiple kill-assist-dig triple-doubles … Handed out 25 assists and hit .500 in the team’s senior day sweep over Boston College … led the team in its NCAA Tournament match against Washington State with 33 assists, and added on four kills, eight digs and four total blocks (one solo).


Became the eighth setter in Florida State’s rally scoring history to hand out at least 700 assists as she recorded a team-high 771 assists at a clip of 6.17 assists/set … it marked the 12th-most assists in the rally scoring era and fifth-most under the direction of head coach Chris Poole in Seminole history behind Nikki Baker (1,209 assists-2008), Sarah Wickstrom (854 a-2013), Duygu Duzceler (787 a-2011) and Sarah Wickstrom (780 a-2014) … a solid two-way player in the lineup as she had the third-most digs (254; 2.03 digs/set) behind Cecilie Woie and Katie Horton … posted 10 double-doubles on the season as she established career highs in assists (38, vs. Florida A&M, Sept. 9) and digs (16, at Syracuse, Nov. 13) … also contributed 56 kills (0.45 kills/set) and was a part of 10 assisted blocks on the season … finished second on the team in service aces (21), one off the pace set by Hailey Luke … wrapped up ACC play with a team-high 468 assists (6.00 assists/set) while leading the Seminoles to 1,032 total kills and a .255 attack percentage … finished third on the team in digs (157) and digs/set (2.01) against conference opposition … tallied 14 of her 21 service aces in league action, one behind leaders Melanie Keil and Hailey Luke … emerged with 14 assists, six digs and one service ace in Florida State’s sweep of UCF (Aug. 27) …  capped off the win against No. 16 Texas A&M (Sept. 1) in the Puerto Rico Clasico with 17 assists and seven digs … topped the 20-assist mark for the fourth time in her career as she closed with 23 assists against Alabama (Sept. 2) … followed a solid match against the Crimson Tide by handing out 27 assists in a clash with No. 6 Minnesota (Sept. 3) … enjoyed one of the best three-match stretches of her career after opening with 35 assists and 11 digs in five sets against Baylor (Sept. 8) … followed with a career-high 38 assists that also included seven digs in a meeting with Florida A&M (Sept. 9) … wrapped up the Home2Suites by Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Tournament with 37 assists and a season-high 12 digs against Little Rock (Sept. 9) … had at least 25 assists for her fifth straight outing as she handed out 28 against Florida (Sept. 14) … also emerged with 11 digs against the Gators as she posted the third double-double of the season and seventh of her career … handed out a team-high 24 assists as the Seminoles topped Louisville (Sept. 25) in four sets … emerged with a match-high 24 assists as Florida State finished with 50 kills and a .418 attack percentage, marking the first 50-kill outing by the Noles since a win against Clemson on Nov. 26, 2014 … topped 30 assists for the fourth time this season when she finished with 31 in a four-set win over NC State (Oct. 9) to go along with 10 digs for her ninth career double-double … led the Seminoles to a .333 attack percentage as she handed out 29 assists in 58 total attacks (.500 setting pct.) in the five-set win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 14) while contributing five digs and one service ace … closed out the Pittsburgh (Oct. 16) match with 22 kills in 66 total attacks (.333 setting percentage) and added seven digs in a four-set win … handed out at least 20 assists for the 12th time this season (23) as the Seminoles had a .261 hitting percentage at Miami (Oct. 19) … emerged with 32 assists and eight digs in a four-set victory at Louisville (Oct. 28), eclipsing 30 assists for the fifth time in 2016 and second time against an ACC opponent … closed out a win over Notre Dame (Oct. 30) with 29 assists and nine digs as the Noles moved into a first place tie for ACC lead with North Carolina … notched her fifth double-double of the season (23 assists, 10 digs) in a five-set match against NC State (Nov. 4) … closed out a five-set loss to No. 12 North Carolina (Nov. 6) with 23 assists and nine digs … led Florida State to a .348 attack percentage by handing out 29 assists over four sets at Boston College (Nov. 11) … emerged with 27 assists and 16 digs as she recorded the 11th double-double of her career in a win over Syracuse (Nov. 13) … dished out 20 assists and added six digs as Florida State downed the Blue Devils (Nov. 18) in four sets … was responsible for a team-high 24 assists to go along with a career-best nine kills in a four-set win over Wake Forest (Nov. 20) … integral in the Florida State offense as she handed out 30 assists (.508 setting percentage), recording three kills and adding eight digs and one assisted block against Clemson (Nov. 23) … came through with 19 assists, seven kills, six digs and one service ace as the Seminoles earned their 11th win at Tully Gym this season with a five-set victory over Georgia Tech (Nov. 25) … responsible for her eighth double-double of the season (20 assists and 10 digs) as she enjoyed a .392 set percentage in Florida State’s victory over Cincinnati (Dec. 2) in the NCAA Tournament … recorded her seventh 30-assist outing of the season as she emerged with 30 assists and 10 digs in a five-set win in Gainesville over the Gators (Dec. 3) … closed out her first appearance in the Sweet 16 with 18 assists, eight digs and one service ace as the Seminoles faced Stanford (Dec. 9) for the first time in program history.

FRESHMAN (2015):

Capped off the regular season by finishing top five on the team in six categories including assists (611-2nd), assists/set (5.05-2nd), service aces (27-2nd), service aces/set (0.22-2nd), digs (203-4th) and digs per set (1.68-4th) … enjoyed a solid ACC campaign, drawing All-Freshman honors, after ranking top five on the team in six categories including assists (380-2nd), assists/set (5.21-2nd), service aces (15-2nd), service aces/set (0.21-2nd), digs (122-4th) and digs per set (1.67-4th) … handed out 17 assists in her collegiate debut against Oklahoma (Aug. 28) in the Omni Hotels Colorado Classic … was responsible for three service aces at (22) Ohio State (Sept. 5) during the Ohio State Tournament … tallied three service aces and six digs in her Tully Gymnasium debut as the Seminoles downed Texas A&M (Sept. 18) in five sets … notched her first double-double (23 assists / 11 digs) of the season at (5) Florida (Sept. 20) … opened ACC play with 25 assists,  seven digs and a service ace against Miami (Sept. 23) … posted her second double-double (32 assists / 14 digs) and led the team in assists in a five-set thriller at Duke (Oct. 9) … established her season-high in assists (35) as part of a four-set victory at NC State (Oct. 18), leading the Seminoles to a .356 attack percentage and 77 kills … emerged with a double-double (15 assists / 10 digs) against the Hurricanes (Nov. 4) … made her presence felt with 21 assists, six digs and three service aces against Wake Forest (Nov. 20) … topped the 30-assist mark for the third time on the season when she handed out a team-best 30 assists in the home finale against Duke (Nov. 22) … had her fourth double-double (23 assists / 14 digs) of her rookie season in a five-set come-from-behind victory at Georgia Tech (Nov. 25) … handed out 15 assists in her first NCAA Tournament match (vs. Arizona State), while making six digs … followed with 18 assists, seven digs and one kill against Florida (Dec. 4).


Was named as the All-Area Setter of the Year and District 10 6-A Most Valuable Player .. .led J.J. Pearce High School in assists, aces, kills and hitting percentage … two-time All-Texas Team selection and District 9 5A MVP … captured the District 9 5A Best Attacker honor during the 2012-13 season before winning three different Newcomer of the Year awards, including one from the Dallas Morning News.


Member of Texas Advantage Volleyball … eight of her teammates signed NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent … helped her team to the Junior Olympic National Championship in the summer of 2014.


Born September 22, 1996 … daughter of Mary and Doug Burkert … has two sisters (Lauren and Elyse) … majoring in public relations, minor in business … President of FSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Counsil (SAAC) for 2018-19 season … SAAC Secretary for 2017-18 … Director of Outreach for FSU’s student-run Mental Health Council.