Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Daughter of Harold and Shirley Burnett
Sister to Greg Burnett and Jeanne (Burnett) Dorr
Aunt to Joy (Dorr) Bittle, Dustin Dorr and Holly (Dorr) Hopson
Graduated from Centralia High School in 1976. Graduated from University of Kansas in 1981. Received Master's degree from University of Illinois in 1984.
Assistant coach at University of Illinois, 1982-84, assistant coach at Missouri State University, 1984-87.
Head coach at Missouri State University 1987-2001.
In 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament, her teams made two Final Four appearances, three Sweet Sixteen appearances and seven NCAA 2nd round appearances.
Undefeated at home in 1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96 and 2000-01.
In 15 years as head coach at MSU her players were selected to the All-Conference Team 36 times, MVC Player of the Year five times and Defensive Player of the Year three times.
Burnett coached six academic All-Americans and the 1997-98 GTE Academic All-American of the Year.
Her 1991-92 team went 31-3 overall and 17-1 in Gateway Conference play.
Her 2000-01 team went 29-2 and 16-2 in conference play, finished in first place tie in conference and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
1992-93 nation's attendance leader, averaging 7,421 fans per game. Ranked in Top 10 national attendance every season for 11 straight years.
Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, the Missouri State Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 2007, voted Missouri Valley Conference Centennial Team all-time greatest coach. A 2013 recipient of the Missourian award.
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2015 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Sports • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is March 2015.
Location. 37° 7.243′ N, 93° 13.016′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gene Verlon Bess (here, next to this marker); Dr. Mary Jo Wynn (here, next to this marker); William L. (Bill) Rowe (here, next to this marker); Jerry Hughes (here, next to this marker); Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour (here, next to this marker); Gary R. Pinkel (here, next to this marker); Jon Thomas Sundvold (here, next to this marker); The Catch (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Cheryl Burnett on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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