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Middle Blocker
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Monument, Colo.
High School: Lewis-Palmer
Experience: High School


2009: ACC Academic Honor Roll selection...Named All-ACC...Led team with 119 blocks, 24 solo blocks and 424.5 total points...Ranked second with 340 kills and 802 attacks...Posted a .279 hitting percentage...Averaged 2.83 kills per set, ranking second on the team...Also ranked second on the team in attacks... Named to the Duke Invitational, Dawgs Invitational and Black and Gold Challenge All-Tournament Teams...Topped 300 kills for the second straight year...Had double-digit kills in 21 matches...Posted 10 or more kills in nine consecutive matches from Oct. 2 to Oct. 30...Averaged 3.04 kills per set in ACC matches along with .90 blocks per set...Recorded a career-high 17 kills in a 3-1 win at Virginia Tech...Hit .300 or better in 18 matches, including a 12-kill, .321-hitting percentage performance in a 3-1 loss to Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament...Had at least one block in every match...Posted 11 blocks in a season-opening 3-2 win at Wisconsin...Chipped in 10 blocks in a 3-2 win at Clemson...Also recorded a double-double on Oct. 23 at Clemson with 10 blocks and 14 kills...Went 10-for-18 with just one attack error for a .500 hitting percentage against Virginia...Posted a career-high .600 clip against Tennessee State, going 10-for-15 with just one attack error.  

2008: Played in 129 of Duke’s 131 sets and started all but one match as a sophomore...Had 324 kills for an average of 2.51 per set...Was one of two on the team with 300 kills...Put back 87 blocks for an average of 0.67 per set...Ranked second on the team in kills and blocks...Had a .254 hitting percentage...Averaged 1.40 digs per set with 180 digs...Also ranked third on the team with 26 aces...Finished the season with a service ace in 16 of her last 18 matches...Had a streak of 11 consecutive matches with an ace...Put down 10 or more kills in 16 matches...Logged three double-doubles...Had two of those double-doubles in three matches at the Duke Invitational where she was named to the all-tournament team...Had a career-high 18 kills, 24.0 points, eight blocks and a .500 hitting percentage in a five-set win over Georgia Tech (10/10)...Had 15 kills and a career-high 15 digs in a five-set win over Georgia at the Duke Invitational (9/6)...Went 15-for-30 attacking with seven digs, two aces and four blocks in a first-round win against No. 25 San Francisco in the NCAA Tournament (12/5)...Had nine kills in three sets against No. 9 UCLA in the second round of the tournament (12/6)...Put back a career-high nine blocks in four sets against Delaware (9/20)...Hit 13 of her 18 attacks against College of Charleston for a career-best .667  hitting percentage.

2007: Played in 65 games and 24 matches as a freshman...Had 114 kills, 28 blocks and 130.5 total points, all of which were the highest totals among Duke’s freshman class...Averaged 1.75 kills per game and 0.43 blocks per game...Also contributed 48 digs and a pair of service aces...Blocked three attacks in a match seven different times...Had three blocks in back-to-back matches three times...Had at least one block in six straight matches from Oct. 19 against Virginia Tech to Nov. 3 against Florida State, picking up a total of 15 blocks and 33 kills during that span...Went 8-for-12 attacking with a .583 hitting percentage against Mercer at the USC Classic in her second collegiate match (8/31)...Reached double digits for the first time against Maryland, hammering 10 kills on 25 attacks while appearing in all four games in the 3-1 win (9/21)...Followed with an errorless 8-for-21 outing against Boston College in which she  also turned in three blocks her first service ace (9/22)...Connected on a career-high 14 kills and blocked three attacks for a career-best 15.5 points in a 3-2 win against North Carolina (10/7)...Put together a seven-kill, three-block effort in a 3-0 win against Virginia Tech (10/19) and followed with another three-block night against Virginia (10/20).

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Lewis-Palmer High School ... Posted 257 kills, 274 digs, 74 blocks and 41 aces to earn Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State first team honors as a senior ... Also received all-league recognition and was named the team MVP as a senior ... Had 287 kills, 127 digs, 123 blocks and 30 aces to earn all-league honors following her junior campaign ... Led her Front Range Volleyball Club team to the 2006 AAU National Championship title in the 18-Open ... Also led her team to the 2005 Junior Olympics National Championship title where she earned All-American honors ... Credits Front Range coaches Jim Miret and James Beasley for her development as a volleyball player ... Lettered in soccer and track during her prep career and was a three-time academic all-state selection in volleyball.

Personal: Rebecca Marie Burling was born on Feb. 3, 1989, in San Antonio, Texas ... She is the daughter of Jim and Micci Burling ... Majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy ... Her brothers, Jimmy and Bobby, both played soccer at Loyola Marymount and Bobby is currently a member of Chivas USA of Major League Soccer.


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