NORTHRIDGE - 2008
Tela Burnett appeared in 22 matches and 58 sets in her first season as a Matador ... finished seventh on the squad with 50 kills (0.86 kills per set) while hitting .150 for the season ... ranked fourth on the Matadors in total blocks with 54 (0.93 per set), which included a pair of solo blocks ... also added four aces, three assists and 19 digs ... knocked down a season-high nine kills while hitting .615 against UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 25) ... had seven kills in a season-high 14 swings to go with six blocks in Northridge's five-set win at CSU Bakersfield (Nov. 6) ... posted a season-best eight total blocks (all assisted) in the Matadors' 3-1 win over Pacific (Oct. 18).
SALT LAKE CC
Burnett spent two seasons (2006, 2007) at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville, Utah ... earned honorable mention All-SWAC Region 18 honors as a middle blocker in 2007 ... the Bruins (44-2) finished third at Nationals in 2007 ... was a two-year starter and posted a .321 hitting percentage while averaging .66 blocks per game in 2007 ... played both seasons for coach Shay Goulding ... accumulated a 3.0 grade point average.
PLEASANT GROVE HS
Earned three varsity letters in volleyball at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah ... earned second team All-Region 4 accolades as a junior in 2005 ... the Vikings (34-1) and coach Mike Daniel won the 5A state championship in 2005 and took second in the 4A state championship in 2003-04 ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.8 grade point average.
Born November 27, 1987 ... parents are Tawni Bingham and Wayne Burnett Jr. ... stepmother is LuAnn Beitzel ... has three brothers, Roland, Dallen and Hayden ... lists Kate Hudson as her favorite actress, "24" as her favorite TV show, "P.S. I Love You" as her favorite movie and Alicia Keys as her favorite musician ... paints her nails as a pre-match ritual ... says the biggest fear she has overcome is "my fear of heights" ... major is pre-teacher education.