Burne achieves America East All-Academic status

Burne also received All-Academic recognition in cross country and indoor track and field

May 23, 2013

Cambridge, Mass. –Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook women’s track and field team has been named to the America East All-Academic team, the league office announced Thursday.

Burne, a native of Palmerston North, New Zealand, has a 3.93 GPA in journalism and was crowned the conference champion in the women’s 1500 May 5.

This marks the third America East All-Academic honor of the school year for the junior, who will compete in the women’s 1500 in the NCAA Regionals today in Greensboro, N.C.  She became the sixth consecutive Seawolf to be named Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was tabbed All-Academic for indoor track and field.  She also garnered national recognition for her academic achievements by the USTFCCCA in February.

Burne is a five-time Dean’s List awardee and a member of the Society of Distinguished Scholar-Athletes. She has been named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll on four occassions.

To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.