The top seed coming into the championships, Burks is Alabama's first women's NCAA long jump champion and the Tide's first women's champ in a field event since Beth Mallory won the discus at the 2005 outdoor championships
Honorable Mention All-America, outdoor long jump (2014
Sophomore (2015) 2015 Outdoor Season Won the LSU Invitational long jump competition with a best mark of 21-2 3/4 (6.47m) … claimed the Alabama school record in the long jump with a leap of 21-9 (6.63m) to win the John Jacobs Invitational ... won the women's long jump at the Border Clash with a winning leap of 20-5 3/4 (6.24) ... ran 11.69 in the 100 meters at the Florida Relays ... won the long jump with a personal-record leap of 21-4 (6.50m) at the Crimson Tide Invitational.
2015Indoor Season Jumped to a sixth-place finish in the SEC Championship long with a mark of 20-5 (6.22m) ... also took sixth (7.53) in her 60-meter dash semi-final heat at the SEC Championships ... jumped 19-3 1/2 (5.88m) to finish 14th in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational ... Finished third with a mark of 19-10 3/4 (6.06m) in long jump at the Husker Indoor ... jumped 20-1 3/4 (6.14m) in long jump to win the event and took fourth in the 60-meter dash final at the New Mexico Team Invitational with a time of 7.47 ... finished fourth in the 60-meter final with a time of 7.48 after advancing from the preliminary round in a time of 7.45 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... ran a 7.51 in the preliminary 60-meter race where she advanced to the final, running a time of 7.51 to place fifth at the Auburn Invitational.
Freshman 2014 Outdoor Season Earned First Team All-America honors after serving as the first leg on the 4x100-meter relay team that finished sixth with a time of 44.19 at the NCAA Championships, following a season-best time of 43.76 in the semifinals ... jumped 20-1 to finish 18th in the long jump at the NCAA Championships ... placed fourth in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary with a personal-best mark of 20-8 to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... finished 10th in the long jump (19-6 3/4) at the SEC Championships ... also at the SEC Championships, ran a wind-aided 11.79 in the 100 meters and served as the opening leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished fourth with a time of 44.20 ... won the 100 meters with a time of 11.59 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... also ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 44.18 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... was the top collegiate finishers in the long jump with a mark of 20-4 1/4 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... also finished sixth in the 100 after clocking an 11.55 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed second in the long jump with a mark of 20-3 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... also served on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a season-best 44.15 at the Border Clash ... jumped 19-11 to win the long jump at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... also ran on the 4x100-meter relay team that won the event with a time of 44.32 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... won the long jump at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a mark of 20-3 3/4 ... served as the first leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 44.60 to finished second in the event at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... finished runner-up with a personal-best time of 11.52 in the invitational 100 meters at the Alabama Relay ... also ran the first leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 45.02 win the event at the Alabama Relays.
2014 Indoor Season Jumped 19-0 1/2 to finish 16th in the long jump and clocked a season-best 7.53 in the 60-meter dash at the SEC Championships ... won the long jump at the Tyson Invitational with a personal best mark of 20-6 1/4 ... also ran a 7.63 in the 60-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational ... placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 18-11 1/2 at the Indiana Relays ... clocked a 7.62 qualifying time and a 7.66 finals time to place fifth at the Indiana Relays ... finished fifth in the 60-meter dash with a season best time of 7.58 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... also competed in long jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial, placing 13th with a mark of 17-11 1/2 ... placed sixth in her section in the 60-meter dash at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 7.58.
Prep and Personal Coached by Kenny Lopez at Hartselle High School ... an 11-time AHSAA state champion that set seven school records ... the 2013 AHSAA Class 5A state champion in the 100 meters (12.74), long jump (19-2) and triple jump (39-10) ... placed third in the 200 at the 2013 state meet (25.69) ... was third in the triple jump at the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics ... set personal bests of 20-0 f in the long jump, 39-8 in the triple jump, 11.98 in the 100 meters, 24.88 in the 200 and 7.71 in the indoor 60-meter dash ... also an all-Area selection in basketball ... daughter of Lesha Dobbins ... born March 15, 1995, in Ozark, Ala.