24 - Tatum Burstrom
Tatum Burstrom
Height: 5-6
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Maryville, Tenn.
High School: William Blount HS
Position: G

2012-13: Burstrom was the only Lady Eagle named to earn postseason All-SAC honors.  The recognition came on the heels of Burstrom being named the SAC Player of the Week for her play during the last week of the regular season.  In only her freshman season, Burstrom led the Lady Eagles in scoring by averaging 11.2 points per game. She also led the team and was second in the league by hitting 37.7 percent of her three-point shots. She scored in double-figures in 14 of Carson-Newman's 25 games, and was the leading scorer in four of the Lady Eagles last six games.  Burstrom started her award-winning week with a career-high 24-point performance at Catawba (2/27). She knocked down a season-best six three-pointers in the victory as the Lady Eagles earned their first win inside Goodman Gymnasium since Jan. 21, 2006 as Carson-Newman won 60-59.  Burstrom was 7-for-13 shooting from the field and 6-for-10 from three-point land, in addition to going 4-for-5 at the free throw line in the narrow victory for the Lady Eagles.  She was second on the team with 46 assists and third on the team in steals with 43.  Had three games with more than 20 points, aside from the career high against Catawba, had back-to-back 20-point efforst against North Georgia (11/16) and Georgia College (11/17) with 23 and 21 respectively. Her 24-point and 23-point outings were the most points scored by a Lady Eagle in contest in the 2012-13 season. Handed out a career high six assists on a couple of occasions against Columbus State (11/20) and Virginia Intermont (12/30).  

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport standout at William Blount High School…Has already surpassed 1,000 points for her career…Honor roll student throughout high school…A three-time All-District and All-District Tournament Team selection at shooting guard…Earned All-Region and All-Region Tournament Team honors during her junior season…Twice been named Knoxville News-Sentinel All-Prep Extra…Four-time Blount County Player of the Week…Led her team to district runner-up as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Comes from an athletic family, father David played football at West Alabama, mother Stephanie also played college volleyball…Both brothers played college baseball.