BOSTON (CBS) — After an incredible career at Northwestern, Newton’s own Veronica Burton is off to the WNBA. Burton was selected seventh overall by the Dallas Wings in Monday night’s WNBA Draft.
Burton, the daughter of WBZ-TV Sports Director Steve Burton, is just the fourth player in Northwestern history to be drafted to the WNBA. She was one of 12 players invited to the “orange carpet” on Monday night.
“It was a surreal moment. These are the moments that you dream about as a young woman, a young girl,” she said after being selected by Dallas. “To see the hard work finally pay of, it was just an unmatched feeling.”
The do-it-all guard brings quite the resume to the WNBA, with three Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year trophies, a 2019 WNIT crown and a 2021 NCAA tournament berth to her name during her time at Evanston. She was also a two-year captain at Newton South.
⭐️ LUCKY NO. 7 ⭐️
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) April 11, 2022
In averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 assists and 5.5 rebounds, Burton guided Northwestern to a 17-12 record in 2021. She’ll now be looking to bring that success and dominance to the WNBA.