February 2, 2012

Burton Named to Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Lauren Sascha Burton (Seattle, Wash.) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District women's basketball team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. As a result, she will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.

Starting at guard the past three seasons, Burton currently ranks second on the team in steals (34) and assists (30), is tied for third in rebounds per game (4.2), and is fifth in points per game (5.9). A two-time NEWMAC academic all-conference team honoree, she is tied for 10th in the league in steals and steals per game.

Majoring in mechanical engineering and pursuing a concentration in psychology, Burton spent this past summer as an intern with Deutsche Bahn Project Netzwerkbahn. A member of MIT's Formula SAE racecar team, she designed the car's shifting system along with building and designing a gear indicator. Burton has also been selected to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA Divisions with 178 honors. The women's basketball team has received seven awards in the program's history.