April 1, 2001
St. Louis, Mo. - - Tulane's women's basketball standout Janell Burse turned in a solid game at the Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Challenge, held at Washington University in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.
Burse finished the all-star game with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while grabbing a game-high eight rebounds, to help lead her Jazz team to a 74-66 win over the Blues. Jazz teammate Semeka Randall, from the University of Tennessee, led all scorers with 17 points.
The All-Star Challenge, featuring some of the nation's top seniors, is held during the women's Final Four. Burse is the second straight Tulane player to participate in the event. Grace Daley played in last season's game in Philadelphia and was named as the West squad's Most Valuable Player. Randall was named MVP of the Jazz team this year, while LSU's Marie Ferdinand, who scored 10 points in 4-of-11 shooting, picked up MVP honors for the Blues team.
Burse finished her Tulane career with 1,625 points and 871 rebounds, making her just the third player in Green Wave history to total at least 1,600 points and pull down more than 850 rebounds. She earned All-America honors from the Women's Basketball News Service this season and was named as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year for the third straight season.
Next, the senior will wait to hear her name called in the April 20 WNBA draft. Last season, Grace Daley was selected as the No. 5 overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx. She was just the second collegiate player taken.