Burnett Earns Academic All-District Distinction

BOISE, Idaho-Boise State redshirt senior diver Amanda Burnett was named to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team Thursday, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Burnett was selected to the District VII First Team.

Burnett totes a 4.0 cumulative GPA two semesters into her master of business administration. She completed her bachelor's degree in general business and marketing in May 2011, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is the first Academic All-District honoree in Boise State swimming and diving history.

Burnett was named WAC All-Academic in 2010 and 2011. She also earned honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-America honors in 2011.

A two-time qualifier for the NCAA Zone Championships, Burnett advanced to finals of the platform and three-meter events at the 2012 meet. She finished ninth on the platform this year, the highest finish for a Bronco at zones.

The Glendale, Ariz., native helped Boise State to its third-straight conference championship, placing in the top nine of all three diving events at the 2012 Mountain West Championships. She earned bronze on platform and took seventh on one-meter. She also won the consolation final on three-meter at the conference meet with a school-record score. Burnett set the school mark on platform at the Missouri Invitational.

After spending her first two years at Boise State as a member of the gymnastics team, Burnett competed three seasons as a Bronco diver.

Burnett is now on the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, from which first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected. She was one of 12 student-athletes selected to the District VII NCAA Division I Team, which encompasses Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

Candidates for the women's at-large team include female student-athletes in the sports of bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

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