2013: Named the 2013 Big South Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic Team … Played in and started 43 games for Gardner-Webb at shortstop on the year … Led the team with 63 assists on the year … Tied for the team lead with two triples on the season … Was second on the team with 22 RBI … Also finished the year ranked second on the team with an on-base percentage of .396 overall … Third on the team with two home runs, six doubles and a .431 slugging percentage on the season … Was fourth on the team with a .308 batting average on the year … Posted 19 walks and 56 total bases on the season … Recorded 40 hits and scored 15 runs on the year … Hit .316 in Big South Conference play … Registered a season-high five game hitting streak on the season … Had 12 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games for the year … Tallied a fielding percentage of .973 on the season … Went 2-3 in the season opening loss to Furman … Was 2-2 at the plate in the game one loss at USC Upstate … Was 1-3 with a triple and a run scored in the win over Southern at the War Eagle Classic … Also was 1-3 with a run scored in the loss to Minnesota at the War Eagle Classic … Was 2-3 with a walk and an RBI in the 10-3 home loss to USC Upstate … Went 2-5 with a double, two walks and two RBI in GWU’s two losses at Charlotte … Was perfect at the plate at 3-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in the home loss to Presbyterian … Went 4-10 with a double and three runs scored in the three-game home series versus Coastal Carolina … Was 2-4 with a double and three RBI in the 7-5 loss to Winthrop in game three of the three-game series … Went 2-6 with a home run, two walks, three RBI and two runs scored in the doubleheader sweep at Presbyterian … Was a combined 3-9 with a triple, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in the three-game series at Liberty … Went 4-5 with a home run, a double, two walks, five RBI and three runs scored in the twin bill sweep of North Carolina A&T … Was 2-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the 7-4 win at Charleston Southern … Went a combined 4-10 with a double, a walk and an RBI in the three-game home series against Radford ... Earned a spot on the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll ... Named a 2012-13 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete.
2012: Played in and started all 56 games for GWU on the left side of the infield as a true freshman ... Started 33 games at shortstop and 23 games at third-base ... Named the Big South Player of the Week on April 9th ... Made her first career start in the season opener against Morgan State ... Led the team and was fifth in the Big South with 121 assists on the year ... Tied for second on the team with 23 RBI ... Fourth on the team with 18 runs scored and 40 hits on the season ...Was also fourth on the team with a .341 on-base percentage and three home runs on the year ... Was fifth on the team with a .256 batting average ... Was a perfect 1-of-1 in the stolen base department on the season ... Had four doubles and 19 walks on the year ... Had 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... Recorded a season-high seven-game hitting streak on the season ... Blasted her first career home run in GWU's 6-4 season opening win over Morgan State ... Went 2-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in the sweep of North Carolina A&T ... Was 2-4 in GWU's 3-1 win over UNC Wilmington and 2-4 with a home run in a 7-4 loss to Fairfield at the Seahawk Classic ... Went 1-2 with a double at #7 Georgia ... Was 2-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in the Runnin' Bulldogs' 8-6 win over Tennessee State at the UF Lipton Invitational ... Was also 1-4 with an two RBI and a run scored in the 6-4 win over Tennessee State in the second meeting at the UF Lipton Invitational ... Was 1-3 with two RBI and run score in GWU's 6-0 win over UNC Wilmington at the Winthrop/adidas Invitational ... Was a combined 3-7 with a walk, three RBI and three runs scored in the doubleheader sweep of South Carolina State ... Went 2-3 with a sacrifice fly and two RBI in the 10-5 home win over UNC Greensboro ... Was a combined 4-10 with two doubles, two RBI and run scored in the three-game conference series at Coastal Carolina ... Went a combined 5-8 with a home run, a walk, five RBI and two runs scored in the three-game home series versus Campbell ... Was 1-3 with an RBI double in the 5-2 come from behind win at Winthrop ... Posted one hit apiece in three of GWU's five games at the 2012 Big South Softball Championship Tournament ... Named the Rookie of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year by her teammates ... Tabbed a 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Earned a spot on the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
High School: Played at Fred T. Foard High School in Hickory, N.C. ... A four-time All-Conference selection ... A two-time Defensive Player of the Year award winner and won the Offensive Player of the Year Award as a freshman ... Received the Senior Leadership Award ... Hit .354 from the plate and posted a .981 fielding percentage her senior season ... Also was awarded the Leadership Award as a junior ... Posted a .984 fielding percentage, while hitting .498 with 23 RBIs at the plate during her junior year ... A member of the Foothills Heat club team where in 2010 she posted a .978 fielding percentage, while recording a .531 batting average and 17 RBIs at the plate ... Also played for the Smokey Mountain Sting and the Catawba River Rage club team ... A Wendy's Heisman High School Winner and a Junior Marshall ... Also a member of the Beta Club and the honor roll ... Was a two-time Journalism Award Winner ... A North Carolina Scholar recipient ... Also a Top-Student Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Savannah Nicole Burns was born on November 2, 1992 in Hickory, N.C. ... Daughter of David and Karmon Burns ... Has two siblings, Whitney and Jessie ... Majoring in Business Administration.