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On Wednesday, November 13, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School senior Jenna Burris of Manchester, TN, signed an NCAA Letter of Intent to golf for Division-I Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in the fall.
Over her career, Burris has received Tennessee Golf Association and All-American Junior Golf Tour honors. She won Player of the Year honors on the 2012 TGA Taylor-Made Adidas Jr. Tour and MVP for the 2013 Tennessee Junior Cup. At 6’1”, she is a long-ball hitter. She played in her first state tournament in 2009 as an eighth grader, tying for eighth place that year. As a junior, she placed fourth in the state tournament and finished third this year.
Over her SAS career, Burris also played volleyball and basketball, excelling at both. “Jenna is an amazing young lady and a very determined golfer,” said SAS golf coach Dan Hatfield who noted that the SAS honors student is so long and consistent off the tee that most of the time she hits last on second shots. “She works so hard at her game that I have to run her off the practice tee. Jenna is the best golfer SAS has had in more than a decade, boy or girl.”