Name: Victoria Burdette
Hobbies: Reading and drawing
Academic interest: Art
Personal bests: 5K time of 19:22, 1600 time of 5:17
What does it mean to be named to the Shrine Bowl Run team and helping the hospital?
It is very humbling to be able to be part of the Shriners' cause. I am honored to have qualified.
What did you hear about the Shrine Bowl Run before this year?
I had very little knowledge about this opportunity.
What do you hope to experience on Dec. 21?
I hope to learn about what the hospital does and meet other students who share this interest with me.
How would you rate your senior season?
Personally, I did not beat my records from the previous year but my team came a long way and together we were able to accomplish more than we have before.
What future goals do you have?
I hope to train for a marathon in the near future.
Have you made the decision to compete at the next level? Please explain.
I do not plan to run for a college due to the workload of my major but I will continue to run on my own and challenge myself.
How did you get involved with the sport and when? As my seventh grade teacher, Coach (Jim) Koterba encouraged me to run for South Pointe. I decided to train with the team my freshman year and fell in love with running. I am excited that I will be able to share this experience with him.
Do you have any relation or know someone that has attended the Shriners Hospital?
My grandfather, C.E. McGrew has been a Shriner for many years so I am looking forward to seeing first hand what he has been involved with.
What was your motivation for your final XC season?
I have always been motivated by my love for running but even more so by the people who have encouraged me. I run for my coaches, teammates, and most importantly for my God who I want to glorify through the talents He has given me.
If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why?
If I could, I would travel the world so that I could learn up close about other cultures and meet new people.