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Veronica Burton

  • As of June 6, 2021

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named to the 2021 USA Women's AmeriCup Team on June 6, 2021.

College Honors

  •  Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2020, 2021)
  • All-Big Ten first team by coaches and the media (2021)

College Notes

  • As a junior in 2020-21, started 24 of 25 games and averaged team-highs of 16.2 ppg., 4.9 apg. and 3.8 spg. as Northwestern finished 16-9 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round.
  • As a sophomore in 2019-20, started all 30 games played and averaged 11.6 ppg., 5.1 apg. and 3.3 spg. to lead Northwestern to a 26-4 record.
  • As a freshman in 2018-19 aided Northwestern to a 21-15 record and the WNIT championship game; started 31 games and averaged 8.6 ppg., 3.6 apg. and 2.6 spg.
  • Ranked first in the Big Ten in steals in 2019-20 with 100 and was second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4) and fourth in assists (152); also led the conference in steals as a freshman with 81.
  • Posted career highs of 27 points versus Purdue (12/17/20), 15 rebounds versus Ohio State (2/1/21), 10 assists versus Minnesota (12/14/20) and eight steals versus Nebraska (2/17/21).

High School

  • Played four years for Newton South High School (Mass.) where she averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game as a senior in 2017-18.
  • USA Today All-USA Massachusetts first team (2018).
  • Boston Globe Player of the Year (2018).

Personal

  • Daughter of Ginni and Steve and Burton
  • Father played quarterback and mother was an All-American and Big Ten champion in swimming at Northwestern. Grandfather, Ron Burton, also played football at Northwestern and is an NCAA and NU Hall of Fame member
  • Brother, Austin, is currently a quarterback at UCLA.
  • Sister, Kendall, played basketball for Villanova and sister, Kayla, was a member of the basketball team at Lehigh.

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