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.
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 ... Intends to major in Business.