Dr. Alicia Burke [Women's Basketball '13]
Dr. Alicia Burke, a 1986 graduate of Connors State College, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American team in 1986, and was a member of the Cowgirls NJCAA National Championship team in 1985.
She then attended Oklahoma State University, where she was the NCAA Division I Statistical champion for 3-point shooting, connecting on 51.4 percent of her shots in 1989.
Following her graduation from OSU in 1989, Burke relocated to Los Angeles, Calif., and began a teaching career at a private school for girls. During her five years as an educator Burke established the school’s first athletic program supported by a grant from the Olympic Amateur Athletic Foundation.
By 1994 Burke began seeking chiropractic care due to sports-related injuries. This care prompted a career change, allowing her to help others in the same way. She graduated Cum Laude with a doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West in San Francisco, Calif. She was awarded Excellence in Clinic for Outstanding Patient Care throughout her clinic internship and was named Chiropractic Student of the Year in 1997.
Since graduation Burke has been in private practice for 14 years, specializing in sports injuries, family wellness care, pregnancy care, and auto and work injuries. In addition to her private practice she has been an Associate Clinical Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences since 2011.
When not taking care of patients, Burke continues to be active in sports, running in marathons and half marathons. She has trained with AIDS Project of Los Angeles (APLA) while also running in Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii; Florence, Italy; Paris, France; and Los Angeles, Calif.
She enjoys snowboarding, hiking and, of course, basketball.