Player of the week: Devin Burnett

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Burnett, middle, wins gold for the Mustangs.

This week’s athlete dove into first place and into the Daily Campus’ spotlight. The DC chose senior diver Devin Burnett as this week’s player of the week. Burnett, a Dallas native from Plano East High School, has been a diving stand out for all four years of his varsity career.

This past weekend at the AAC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, Burnett took home the gold in the platform, one-meter, and three-meter dives. His performance earned him the title AAC’s Most Outstanding Diver, and it wasn’t for the first time.

Burnett has swept the gold in the platform, one-meter, and three-meter dives in each of the four conference championships he has competed in for the past four years. When SMU was still in Conference USA he won all three events and last year, SMU’s first year in the AAC, he won the American’s Most Outstanding Diver for the first time.

Burnett has been the AAC’s Diver of the Week four times in his senior season and he has plenty more competition to look forward to as the NCAA Championships approach.

 

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