Kayla Burt Feature To Air On ESPN Dream Job
Oct. 25, 2004
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington women's basketball player Kayla Burt will be featured on ESPN's Dream Job, a show that will air on ESPN, Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
ESPN Dream Job is a show in which contestants compete for a one-year contract as an ESPN sports anchor. This week's show is down to five contestants and their challenge was to produce a feature piece on a topic of their choice. Contestant David Holmes, a student at Kent State University, chose to feature Burt's comeback story and traveled to Seattle to speak with her and members of the Husky team last week.
Burt, a redshirt-junior with the Huskies, suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 31, 2002, and initially retired from basketball after being diagnosed with a heart condition called Long Q-T Syndrome. Burt sat out the remainder of the 2002-03 season and the entirety of the 2003-04 season. During that time, she underwent further genetic testing which came up negative for the heart condition. Washington granted permission for her to return to basketball on Aug. 17, 2004. She will play with a defibrillator that was implanted in chest in after the cardiac arrest episode.