20 Questions With Softball’s Jamie Burwell
UNCPBraves.com sat down with senior pitcher Jamie Burwell to learn of her opinion on a variety of topics ranging from her dream job to how she wants to be remembered when she leaves Pembroke. The following 20 questions are a part of a continuing feature at your official Internet home for UNCP athletics.
The Enka native has tallied a .217 batting average and 18 hits overall including one double and two RBI. The senior has a .233 on base percentage including four stolen bases on the season. She has a .229 slugging percentage and has scored 11 runs in her 83 at-bats. In the middle for UNCP, she pitched 71-1/3 innings for a 2.65 ERA as she allowed 75 hits, 27 earned runs and struck out 61 batters. She posted a 5-6 record in the circle as she delivered the Lady Braves a win in the final regular season game of 2012.
As a junior, Burwell was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team and led the Lady Braves pitching staff with 73 strikeouts on the season. She logged 77.0 innings pitched in 21 appearances with nine starts while holding her opponents to a .269 batting average. As a sophomore Jamie posted a 6-2 record with a 1.95 ERA in 17 appearances and five starts in the circle. She logged 42 strikeouts in 46-2/3 innings pitched and held her opponents to a .225 batting average. Since her freshman year in 2008, Burwell has played in 174 games with 169 starts to her credit.
20 Questions With UNCP Senior Pitcher Jamie Burwell
Any Significance To The Number On Your Jersey?: There is actually no meaning to the number 1. I wanted #5 my freshman year, but someone in a higher class had it already. After my freshman year I could have had it, but I got attached to my number and didn't want to change it.
My Dream Job Would Be: Becoming a veterinarian, but I want to own my own veterinarian office and also have a shelter for stray animals.
Most Thrilling Experience: Either winning a world series with my travel ball team or going on the Sheikra at Busch garden. It is the roller coaster that has the crazy drop.
Best Place To Study: I love to study outside in the sunshine usually my back porch.
One Thing People Don't Know About Me: I am blind in my right eye. I have scar tissue over my retina and it has been that way since I was born.
Number Of Countries I've Visited: I visited Mexico on a cruise, and I have visited the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Its a tie between mint chocolate chip, and Reese's, but I love anything chocolate.
Talent You'd Most Like To Have: I would really love to be able to "free run" as in scaling objects and running off walls, or I would love to be a gymnast/ dancer. I love the strength that your body must have to be able to do certain things. I like to see how far I can push my limits and still be able to do things.
Youngest Childhood Memory: Getting stung by bees. My brother dared me to throw a rock at a bees nest and I did. At the time I had a bathing suit on and got stung over 50 times. The reason I remember that so well is because it hurt, but it is also when I knew that I wanted to prove people wrong when they said that I can't do something.
The Thing I Enjoy Most About Game Day: Game days always give me the butterflies in my stomach, but that is one thing I love because I can feel the passion I have for the game. I also love the way the field looks when it is lined and ready to go. My favorite part however, is the feeling after I play from being dirty to the accomplishment of doing great things.
One Thing I Would Need Most On A Deserted Island: My family, if I am going to be stranded on an island I want my family there with me because they are my support.
I Can Do A Great Impression Of: I can do many impressions, they may not be very great, but when I work on them I can do them. I love doing accents and making things up from those accents.
What Is Your Major And Why Does It Interest You?: I am a Biology major, and the reason I chose it was because I want to go into the medical field. I am interested in the way life works scientifically, and it also to me helps strengthen my faith in God. There are many times in my classes where my teachers have had no explanations for why things work, or what happened in certain parts of evolution and I always think about what God was doing.
Favorite Pro Sports Teams: My favorite MLB team is the Braves because that is who my Grandaddy and Grandma always watched. I don't watch NBA very much, but I do like Dirk Nowitzki because I think he works hard and I admire that. As for the NFL, I would have to say the Falcons because that is who my dad likes.
What Channel Is Your TV On The Most: I really don't watch TV very much, but it stays on ABC. I watch Modern Family and Criminal Minds. I love House, Grey's Anatomy and The Walking Dead. I use Netflix to watch things though.
What I Love Most About UNCP?: I love the small class sizes and how the professors and faculty are personable. I also love the athletic facilities because there is always something to do.
I Came To UNCP Because: To play softball and because I thought the campus was pretty. I loved the fact that there was a Taco Bell on campus!
My Advice To Youngsters Would Be: My advice to youngsters is never give up on your dreams and always push past your limits. You can do anything you put your mind to as long as you believe in something fight for it!
What Is One Thing You Want To Happen Before You Leave UNCP?: I would really love it if the softball team could make it past the first day in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.
How Do You Want People At UNCP To Remember You?: I want people to remember me as the nicest person they had ever met. I would like people to remember that I helped them in any way and at anytime, and remember me as a very humble person with an agenda for God.