Burns is a 5-6, pitcher, who played her high school softball at Watertown-Mayer High School in the Wright County Conference. Following her junior season Burns was named to the KDUZ All-Area team and was an All-Conference Honorable Mention player. Following her senior campaign, she was named to the KDUZ All-Area team, the Wright County All-Conference team and was selected as the team MVP. Burns traveled with her club team to the 2010 Kansas City Softball World Series and was named a game MVP for her outstanding play.
"Kelli brings a strong work ethic and dedication to the Golden Eagle Softball program," says coach Bakken. "She will see time pitching as a freshman and I feel as she learns the Division II game she will become a very versatile player. I know she is excited to get started this fall and I look forward to watching her develop into a key player for the Golden Eagles."
Burns plans to major in natural resource management at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. She is the daughter of Carri and Dan Burns.
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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
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