A four-year starter and a two-time tri-captain as a junior and a senior for the NU women’s basketball team. Jutras held records for three-point field goals and free-throw percentage on her way to surpassing the prestigious 1,000 career points milestone. She made an immediate impact as a freshman earning team Rookie of the Year honors and then went on to win two straight MVP awards as a junior and a senior.
In her final year in the Maroon & Gold, she led the Cadets to a 16-10 record and just their second ECAC Tournament bid in program history at the time. She also was named to the All-Tournament teams at Colorado College and Anna Maria while finishing her career with 1,245 points. Jutras also played in the NEWBA All-Senior game, scoring the game-winning basket in a 90-89 win.
“I’m extremely honored to be among these amazing athletes,” Jutras said. “Going into the Hall of Fame the same year as my classmate Dave Hamel makes it extra special as well. I’m humbled by it and its lot of hard work that paid off in the end.”
Jutras said her favorite memory at Norwich was getting to play alongside her twin sister Michelle for all four years. The twin duo excelled at both ends of the court with Christine taking the reins of the scorer, and Michelle leading the way on the defensive end of the floor.
Jutras graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Communications and served as the sports editor for the Norwich Guidon student newspaper and was a senior producer for Norwich Today, a student-run TV show that focused on documentaries. She was a Rhoades Scholar finalist and helped win a college Emmy award for a documentary on Vietnam.
Following Norwich, Jutras worked in sales for three years and married her husband Charles “Chuck” Burhman. She now is a stay at home mom raising her three children in Harbor, N.H. She has a daughter Reagan (11) and two sons, Van (8) and Wyatt (5) that are all extremely active in sports.