Get to Know SAAC: Featuring Kirsten Burnett

Get to Know SAAC: Featuring Kirsten Burnett

Get to Know Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a fall Q&A feature profiling Summit League SAAC representatives. These SAAC representatives provide a glimpse into their personal life away from their sport and what it is like being a student-athlete.

In this week's installment, a senior sprinter on the Oral Roberts women's track & field team, Kirsten Burnett, is profiled.


Name: Kirsten Burnett

School: Oral Roberts University

Hometown: Edmond, Okla.

High School: Deer Creek

Sport: Women's Track & Field

Year: Senior

Major: Biomedical Engineering


What is your favorite vacation spot?  New Orleans 

What is currently on your music play list? My Kind of Beautiful by Algee Smith

What is your funniest memory from youth sports? Trying to learn new skills at cheer practice.

Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? Taylour Paige

What do you remember about your first college competition? Tripping during warm-ups and almost falling on my face out of the blocks.

Who was your favorite athlete growing up?  Dominique Dawes – she was an amazing gymnast and that was what I wanted to be growing up.

What are three things in life you couldn't live without? Bible, family and food.

Which three people would you want to have dinner with (current or historical)? Michelle Obama, Madam CJ Walker, and Allyson Felix.

 What is your favorite television show or movie? The television show "Chicago PD".

What is the best advice you've ever received? God will give you the same test over and over until you pass it, each time the test will get increasingly harder.

What attracted you to your institution? The freedom to explore whatever major and future career I desire.

What community service projects/organizations are you involved with outside of athletics? I volunteer at Life.Church at the South Broken Arrow Campus.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete? Competing at USA Indoor Nationals.

What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete? Time management is everything.

What is your favorite spot on campus? Our brand new track.

Your most prized possession is? My family

Do you have any superstitions? I don't like to predict the outcome of my races/events or those of my teammates.  I think it will jinx us.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would move to Europe and live in different cities to experience the various cultures.

If you could have one superpower what would it be? Telepathy


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