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#2 Allie Burger
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Shadle Park
Club: LadyHawks
Experience: High School
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*Updated season/career stats are available via the link above, and to see preseason career game-by-game stats (PDF) click here.

 

• One of the West Coast’s most potent hitters at the top of line-up, she is equally adept at slapping, or lining multi-base hits to the gaps.

• Enters senior season ranked top-10 all-time for Ducks on for triples in a season (fourth, 6-tied, 2010), and hits in a game (10th, 5-tied).

• Defensively, has played both left and center field the past three seasons.

• Like the rest of Duck's heralded frosh class in 2010, showed no intimidation in debut season with a host of clutch, late-inning hits (including wins over Oregon State and then-No. 19 Texas A&M).

• During 2010 season was rewarded with Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, All-Region and Pac-12 Player of the Week laurels.

• Ended freshman campaign only .01 shy of Duck top-10 ranking for top season batting averages (.387).

2012 SEASON (Junior)
One of the team's most experienced outfield returnees, started +50 games for Ducks for the third straight year, including 48 in left field and two at designated player. Ranked among team leaders in sacrifice bunts (second, 7) and steal attempts (fourth, 9). Rapped multiple hits in six games, including four vs. NCAA advancers - at #14 Stanford (2-for-3), Portland State (2-for-3), at #11 Arizona (2-for, 3-for-3) - and the season opener vs. UCSB (2-for-2). Kicked off slate as key part of line-up and hit .409 through team's first three tourneys and 15 games. A month later, connected on a five-game hit streak in late April against NCAA advancers Portland State, #1 California and at #11 Arizona (10-for-14, .714). Her other multi-hit game came in March vs. Virginia (2-for-2, 3 RBI). Her second-inning, two-out triple vs. the Cavaliers was the game-winner, and helped avenge a loss from the year before in Orlando. Defensively, she logged an .886 fielding mark (38 putouts, 1 assist, 5 errors). Drew cheers from Duck crowd in 5-3 win over #7 Washington with her sixth-inning sliding catch. An inning later, she retired the final out helping to nail the potential tying runner on a 7-5-4 play who had singled and tried to advance to second base.

Season Highs
Runs scored: 2 - vs UC Santa Barbara (2/10/12); 2 - at #11 Arizona (4/28/12)
Hits: 3 - at #11 Arizona (4/29/12)
RBIs: 3 - vs Virginia (3/4/12 at Orlando, Fla.)
Doubles: 1 - vs Boise State (3/28/12)
Triples: 1 - vs Virginia (3/4/12 at Orlando, Fla.)
Total bases: 4 - vs Virginia (3/4/12 at Orlando, Fla.)
Walks: 1, 10 times, most recent vs #5 Tennessee (6/2/12)
Sac hits: 1, Seven times, most recent at #14 Stanford (4/7/12)
Stolen bases: 1, Five times, most recent at #14 Stanford (4/7/12)
Putouts: 4 - vs San Diego State (3/11/12 at Fresno, Calif.)
Assists: 1 - vs #7 Washington (4/10/12)

2011 SEASON (Sophomore)
The speedy outfielder and slap-hitting threat started 52 of her team-high 58 games played, including 25 opening nods in left field and 27 in center field. Ended season ranked third on squad in stolen bases (12) and starts (52), fourth in multi-hit games (9-tied) and fifth in hits (39). In non-conference action, hit .337 and led team in hits (31) and stolen bases (12). Split time between center field (27 starts, mostly in opening months of season) and left field (25 starts). Saw most of her time batting in the second and ninth slots in the line-up (29 / 21 starts). Cracked her second career home run – a three-run home shot in win 10-0 win against Boise State the second week of the season. Stole a team season-high three bases in a six-inning, 11-3 victory over Utah State in mid-March.

Season Highs
Hits: 2 Nine times, last at Cal Poly (3/25/11)
RBIs: 3 vs Boise State (2/20/11)
Doubles: 1 Three times (last at PSU (3/23/11))
Total bases: 4 vs Boise State (2/20/11)
Stolen bases: 3 vs Utah State (3/20/11)


2010 SEASON (Freshman): Pac-12 All-Freshman Team / All-Region Second Team / All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
Right from the start, validated herself as one of the Pac-12’s top newcomers and ultimately finished eighth in the Pac-12 in batting (.387). Also paced the squad in triples (4) – second-best in the Pac-12 – and multi-hit games (19-tied), and ranked second for UO in hits (63) and longest hitting streak (9 games). In other offensive categories, she stood second on the squad in stolen bases (7); third in on-base percentage (.429) and walks (12); and fourth in multi-RBI games (6). On NCAA season-ending rankings, ranked top 100 nationally in categories for triples (45th, 4) and batting (72nd, .387). One of four Ducks to start at least 56 of the 57 games in ‘10 (and played all 57), with 53 opening nods in left field, two in center field and one at designated player. One of four Ducks to receive Pac-12 Player of the Week laurels after she led UO in batting the Cathedral City Classic Palm Springs in late February (.800, 8-for-10), hits (8), total bases (8-tied), slugging (.800) and on-base percentage (.818), and had the game-winning RBI vs. then-No. 19 Texas A&M. In first weekend of Pac-12 play, hit .462 at Oregon State (6-for-13, triple, homer) to give UO the series for the first time in three years. Her first round-tripper at any level, a three-run shot to right field, came in the seventh inning in the finale and clinched a 6-5 win. In that same Civil War contest, also had a two-out, two-run triple in the fifth inning as part of her team-season 5 RBI game. Her other three game-winning RBI’s came vs. Fullerton (second-inning single in 6-0 win), at Portland State (second-inning 2-run single in 2-0 win), and vs. Long Beach State (fifth-inning bunt single in 1-0 win). In the Atlanta NCAA regional, she paced the team in hitting (.545), hits (6), triples (3), slugging (.727) in the three-game regional. Went 3-for-5 in the finale over No. 7 Georgia Tech, and lined a go-ahead RBI triple in the fourth inning, then singled again in the sixth inning. Over 10-game spring break span, hit .500 (12-for-24, double 8 RBI, 4 walks) vs. Boise State, Idaho State, North Dakota, Portland State and Seattle. Opened collegiate career with .389 hitting mark in Kajikawa Classic (6-for-16, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 RBI). In final non-conference road tourney, opened March with team-high .500 batting mark (3-for-6, 1 RBI) in three games in San Diego Classic. Started career with a five-game hitting streak, then in late February and early March rattled off a nine-game streak that included five multi-hit games (and a season-high three hits twice). Two weeks later, added another seven-game streak that included five straight multi-hit games (the last four of which came vs. Oregon State and California). Defensively, logged a .982 fielding mark with 52 putouts and two assists.

Season Highs
Runs scored: 3, vs Idaho State (3/26/10)
Hits: 3, Four times (most recent vs Ga. Tech (5/23/10))
RBIs: 5, at Oregon State (4/3/10))
Doubles: 1, Three times (most recent vs Idaho St. (3/26/10))
Triples: 1, Four times (most recent vs. Ga. Tech (5/23/10))
Total bases: 7,  at Oregon State (4/3/10))

 

High School: 2008 and '07 Louisville Slugger Regional and National All-American. Was a first-team all-state and Greater Spokane League (GSL) outfielder as a junior and sophomore. Also a 3A all-state honorable mention pick and GSL first-team honoree as a senior. Led the league as a sophomore in stolen bases, and ranked second in runs and sixth in batting (.547). As a freshman, was a first-team all-league infielder and hit .453 with a .586 on-base percentage, and stood second in the league in stolen bases and walks. Helped her team win the state title her sophomore season, advance to the championship finale her junior year and state tournament her season campaign.

Personal: Sports Marketing / Business Administration major. Parents are Luke and Shan, and has one younger brother, Caleb.

 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year  Avg   GP  GS  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP OB% SF-SH SB-AT PO  A  FLD%
2010  .387  57  56 163 36 63  3  4  1  26 77 .472 12  1 .429  1-1   7-9  52  2  .982
2011  .273  58  52 143 25 39  3  0  1  12 45 .315  6  2 .311  0-3  12-14 40  1  .976
2012  .241  57  50 108 18 26  1  1  0   4 29 .269 10  0 .305  0-7   5-9  38  1  .886
TOTAL.309 172 158 414 79 128  7  5  2  42 151 .365 28 3 .357  1-11 24-32 130-4  .950

 

CAREER HIGHS
RBIs: 5 at Oregon State (4/3/10))
Triples: 1 Five times (most recent vs. Virginia (3/4/12))
Total bases: 7 at Oregon State (4/3/10))
Stolen bases: 3 vs Utah State (3/20/11)
Runs scored: 2 - vs UC Santa Barbara (2/10/12 at Tempe, Ariz.); 2 - at #11 Arizona (4/28/12)
Hits: 3, Six times, most recent at #11 Arizona (4/29/12)
Doubles: 1, Eight times
Triples: 1, 5 times, most recent vs. Boise State (3/28/12)
Home runs: 1, at Oregon State, Apr 03, 2010 ; vs Boise State, Feb 20, 2011
Runs scored: 3, Three times; Utah State, (3/20/11) ; vs UNLV, (3/25/11); Idaho State (3/26/10)
Walks: 2, vs Mississippi, (2/11/11)
Hit by pitch: 1, Three times, Utah State (3/20/11); Seattle (3/25/10), UNLV (3/26/11)
Sac flies: 1, Missouri (5/30/10)
Sac bunts: 1, 11 times
Field chances: 5, at Oregon State, Apr 03, 2010
Putouts: 4, 6 times
Assists: 1, 4 times

 

FUN FACTS (& My Favorites)

Nicknames: Alpal, Allie B, Cheese, Burger B, Bacon, Sugar Buns, B.
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Stuffed animal: My kitty, that never left my side when I was younger.
Pets: Missy and Gabby (dogs) Tanner (cat)
If I got a tattoo: I would get the Kansas state sunflower.
Favorite Saying: "Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all other people can't stop you. Only you can't stop you. " - Jeffrey Gitomer
If I could go back into time: I'd go to the 70s
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, shopping, decorating
Greatest Accomplishment: So far, signing with Oregon :)
Something most people would be surprised to know: I want dreadlocks!!!!!
Personal Hero: Parents
What did you want to be when you were little: A jolly rancher flavor inventor haha hence the nickname "sugar buns"
Career Profession: Sports Business
If I could have dinner with anyone: Lil Wayne
I'd die without my: Ipod
First car: 1997 Chevy Cavalier
Favorite Place Visited: Mazatlan, Mexico
Favorite Place you want to travel: I want to travel the world, but for now I would like to go to Australia.
Favorite place to take visitors: Howe Field; the walk to Autzen Stadium
Food: Any seafood
Favorite dish: Salmon and veggies
Favorite snack: Wheat thins and cheese
Pizza: Pepperoni
Drink: Dutch Bros
Best Dish I can make: Homemade macaroni and cheese
Favorite movie: Christmas Vacation, Legally Blonde
Favorite actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite actress: Reece Witherspoon
Favorite comedy tv show: Entourage
Favorite drama: Bones, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars
Tv reality show: Biggest Loser
Cartoon character: Tweety bird
Singer/Band: Carrie Underwood, Shaina Twain, Drake, Lil Wayne
Karaoke song: Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Favorite book: Anything - John Wooden
Favorite Board Game: Yatzee!!!!!
I chose Oregon because: Close to home, school is beautiful, amazing atmosphere, && of course SOFTBALL
Funniest thing a coach has said: (with his New Zealand accent) Y'all are out there playin like a bunch of kitty cats... Coach White :)
Special item when I travel: Ipod
Most embarrassing athletic moment: Trying to go up to bat when i was actually just being called in to be a pinch runner... I got the funniest look from Coach Allister when i got on first base to run :) 
Biggest Pranksteron the team: Mo
Funniest person on the team: Ashely Kivett
Biggest Fans: Parents

 

 

Q&A: BURGER ON THE OREGON DIFFERENCE

 

Q: How long have you been a Duck fan or wanted to come to Oregon?

AB: "I knew I wanted to become a Duck when I started coming to the camps at age 13. So you could say that i have been a fan since then!"


Q: When you talk to others about how you love being a Duck, what are the first things you talk about?

AB: "How lucky I am that I get to be a part of a program like this one. Not everyone is chosen to be a Duck and I was and thats a great feeling."


Q: Besides athletics, what things initially attracted you to the University part of U of O?

AB: "I am a business major and we have a great school here so that got my attention. The surroundings and atmosphere here are amazing, with great school spirit!!"


Q: What things do you remember from your Oregon recruiting trip?

AB: "I remember eating all the time! I was stuffed the whole trip :) and getting to hang out with the team at night and get to finally meet them. I was nervous initially, but the the girls made it fun!"


Q: In what ways does playing in the Pac-12 Conference prepare you to be your best?

AB: "The Pac-12 is definitely the most challenging softball conference. Playing against the best teams all season makes us physically and mentally stronger for entering the post season. We know that we have played against the greatest competition and are prepared to just go out their and just play ball when the postseason comes!"


Q: What are some of the things that the coaches emphasized in the recruiting process?

AB: "They emphasized that our team is "family." We are with each other for numbers of hours a day. We eat, sleep, practice, travel, have fun and play ball together so we are a softball family."


Q: What are the special parts about playing in a college town like Eugene?

AB: "This town is committed to Oregon sports 100%. Fans recognize you off the field and love you because Oregon Athletics are their entertainment. We have a great support group of fans called the Daisy Ducks and they are at every game, they bake us goodies before every trip we go on, and just live for the game of softball."


Q: Talk about the team's chemistry, and what sets it apart from other programs?

AB: "I think what sets our team apart now after this fall, is that have more fight in us. We know our potential, and we know what we're capable of and this year and were not gonna go down with out a fight."


Q: Describe Coach White's mission statement or general philosophy to being successful, both as a team and as an individual.

AB: "Coach White has always said from day one to never give up! Even if your at your lowest of lows, just think about the next pitch, not the last error, or the last at-bat. To think about the next pitch and move on and let the other stuff go. This can bring success, because you have to leave behind selfishness in the game. Instead of thinking about batting averages, you don't see a "ground out to second," you start to see moving the runner from 2nd to 3rd and now the next batter is going to score that runner."


Q: When you work with Coach White, what elements of his coaching style do you appreciate the most?

AB: "I appreciate that Coach White can get out to the field and actually show my what we wants. He throws to us like he's facing an opponent back when he played and doesn't take it easy on us."


Q: Oregon's state-of-the art facilities are a big thing in the recruiting process - what were your impressions of various ones?

AB: "The Casanova Center is drop dead amazing. Everything about it screams Oregon and its top of the line stuff. The Jaqua Academic Student Learning Center is the most beneficial. That place just makes you want to go in and study :)"


Q: What's your major, and what led you to pick it?

AB: "I am a Sports Business/Marketing Major and a Communications Minor. I picked this because I want to keep the sports alive in me after I graduate. I wanted to make sure that I am going to have a job when I am done and Oregon has so many other great avenues for opportunities to succeed that its almost impossible to not."


Q: What extra academic resources do you take advantage of, and how do they help you be your best in the classroom?

AB: "We have tutors available to us for every class we take. They are an hour a time, and you sign up as many times a week as you need. Having the opportunity to have tutors is great , especially during travel season when you might miss a lector or two and they can help you get caught up or just explain something that you didn't quite get in class."


Q: Do you have a special pride to wearing the 'O', and why?

AB: "Of course. I realize that there is only a handful of athletes that are chosen each year to be a part of this program, and get to represent Oregon and eventually graduate with a degree. Wearing the "O" was my dream and now it's reality, so I take great pride in that!"

 

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