NEW ORLEANS – Senior Thomas Burke of the Salisbury University men's cross country team was honored as a 2014 Division III All-Academic athlete, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association announced on Wednesday.
Burke was one of 246 men to earn the All-Academic honor, as athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 and have finished in the top 25 percent of finishers at their regional championships. Burke placed 29th in the Mideast regional on November 15, 2014, racing in a time of 25:51.2.
The award adds to an already successful season, which saw Burke be named the Capital Athletic Conference Runner of the Year, after winning the conference individual championship with a time of 25:02.2 and leading the men's team to its 10th CAC crown.
Burke was the lone Sea Gulls to earn the honor, as both Salisbury cross country teams were honored with All-Academic Status, as well.
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