Burne tabbed America East All-Academic for third straight year

Olivia Burne won the America East individual championship
Olivia Burne won the America East individual championship
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Nov. 20, 2013

Cambridge, Mass. – Senior Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook women's cross country team has garnered America East All-Academic honors for the third consecutive year, conference officials announced Wednesday. The Palmerston, New Zealand native holds a 3.93 in journalism and has been named to the All-Academic in every year in which she has been eligible. 

Burne became the sixth Seawolf to win an individual America East women's cross country crown at the conference championship meet hosted by Binghamton Saturday, Nov. 2 when she tallied a course-record time of 17:30.14. At the NCAA Regional Championship, she placed 15th in a season-best 6k time of 20:41.80 on her way to All-Region status for the second straight year.  

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.