Burne named America East Scholar-Athlete
April 23, 2014
Cambridge, Mass. –After a remarkable indoor season capped by a trip to the NCAA Championships to compete in the mile, senior Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook track and field team has been tabbed America East Scholar-Athlete. This is the first Scholar-Athlete award in indoor track for Burne, who earned the cross country accolade in 2012 and 2013.
She is the second Seawolf to be named Scholar-Athlete in indoor track and field. Lucy Van Dalen received the honor in 2012.
Burne holds a 3.93 grade-point average in journalism and has been named to the Dean’s List six semesters. She is a two-time selection to the America East All-Academic squad for indoor track.
The Palmerston North, New Zealand native was tabbed a second-team USTFCCCA All-American in the mile after finishing 12th in the national semifinals. Burne met three ECAC qualifiers in the mile, including a personal-record time of 4:36.22 at the Boston University Last Chance Meet March 2.
She claimed the America East crown and twice met the ECAC standard in the 1,000-meters. Her title-clinching race, run in 2:48.33, nearly broke the record of 2:48.02 set by former All-American and Olympian Van Dalen.
Burne has won an individual conference title in each of the last three America East meets having won in cross country and the outdoor 1,500-meters in 2013.