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#999 Riana Burke Season 2020-21

Associate Athletic Trainer

Riana Burke begins her first season as an associate athletics trainer at LSU and is entering her third season working with the Tiger softball team. She worked as a graduate assistant with the men’s tennis team in her first year in Baton Rouge, before moving to softball as a graduate assistant and then an intern in her last two years. In addition to her duties as the athletics trainer for the softball team, she works to coordinate the drug prevention program for LSU’s student-athletes.

A Robbinsdale, Minn., native, Burke, 27, graduated from the University of Minnesota at Duluth with a bachelors of science degree in exercise science with an emphasis on athletic training and a coaching minor in 2002. While with the Bulldogs, she worked for five years in their athletic training department and was a goalkeeper on the women’s ice hockey team that won the 2001 NCAA Championship.

Burke earned her masters of science degree from LSU in motor behavior in 2004. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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