Maryland plays host to Howard on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. to begin the season
As a Junior (2011-12): Did not see action.
As a Sophomore (2010-11): Saw limited action in dual meets ... recorded an 8-5 record in tournament singles.
As a Freshman (2009-10): Saw action in 10 of the Maryland's 11 conference matches ... Played predominantly at No. 6 doubles ... was one of two Terps to record double-digit singles victories ... along with Lexi Brand defeated Martina Pavelec of 50th-ranked Wake Forest 8-3 at No. 3 doubles (4/18).
Before Maryland: Member of the Turkish National Team ages 14, 16 and 18 ... Earned first place in Turkish Championships at 14 and 18 ... ITF ranking 581.
Personal: Parents are Mustafa and Nurhan Kurkan ... brother Dogus (23) plays tennis in Turkey ... currently enrolled as undecided in the College of Letters and Sciences.
Off the Court with Burce Kurkan
The most interesting thing you have done or accomplished: Bungee jumping, rafting, para-sailing
If I could play another sport at Maryland, it would be: Soccer or swimming
Sports hero/heroine: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova
What actor should play you in a movie of your life: Penelope Cruz
Craziest ambition: Traveling the world