Burris, Tatro win all-MWC honors

Andy York

Viking sophomore shortstop Jenny Burris and Lawrence coach Kim Tatro were both awarded with honors for their successful season.Burris was given the MWC North Division Player of the Year award, and Tatro received the MWC North Division Coach of the Year Award

Burris batted .375 for the Vikings this season. She was a menace on the basepaths, stealing 37 bases and shattering the old Lawrence record by 12 bases. She was second in the nation with 1.12 stolen bases per game. She led the MWC in runs scored with 13 and second in doubles with 7 runs.

Burris is the fifth Lawrence player to win the award since 1997.

Tatro received her fourth Coach of the Year award in nine seasons after leading the Vikings to the Northern Division championship this season. She led the Vikings to a 9-4 conference record and an 18-15 overall record to complete their sixth consecutive winning season.

All-MWC Teams

1st team:
Jason Shanda C

2nd team:
Mike Hart LF
Jeremy Tollefson SS
Chad Zutter 2B
Ryan Zutter Util.


Jenny Burris-so-SS
Erica White-sr-C
Kiana Neal-sr-CF