Jessica Burk

 
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Jessica Burk
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Warrenton, Va.
High School: Bishop O'Connell
Position: OF

Pre-Season 2013: Named to the College Sports Madness Pre-Season America East Second Team

2012: Named to the America East All-Rookie team ... Played in 39 games with 36 starts in her rookie season for the Black Bears ... Hit .248 with 11 RBI, 11 runs scored, 35 total bases and 27 hits ... Had three doubles with a pair of home runs and three stolen bases ... Recorded a .981 fielding percentage ... Went 2-for-4 with one RBI in her collegiate debute on Feb. 10 against Illinois State ... Had a pair of hits against Long Island (2/12) ... Was 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored at Cal State Fullerton (2/28) ... Had two hits, a pair of putouts and an assist against Harvard (3/11) ... Belted her first career home run and drove in four runs against Binghamton (4/14) ... Had a walk-off single against Binghamton (4/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Husson (4/17) ... Had a four-game streak with two or more hits from 4/28-5/1 ... Was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, a double and and two RBI against UMBC (4/28) ... Went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the America East semifinal against Boston University (5/11).

BEFORE MAINE: Played high school ball for coach Tommy Orndorff at Bishop O'Connell High School ... Led her NFCA Nationally Ranked high school team to three consecutive Virginia State Championships and four WCAC Conference Titles ... Played third base while batting .461 and slugging .824 ... A three-time First-Team All-State and All-Conference selection ... First-Team All-Extra Washington Post and two-time Second-Team All-Met selection ... All-time Bishop O'Connell record holder for total runs scored (174), triples (25) and career home runs (20), at the time of her graduation ... also played travel ball with the 18U Shamrocks and Wagner's Gold ... also a three-time varsity indoor track letter-winner and a member of the Latin and Keyettes Clubs.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 5, 1992 ... Daughter of Sherry and Charles Burk ... An exercise science-physical therapy major ... has one brother and one sister ... her grandfather, Frederick Burk, was signed to play minor league baseball for the Boston Red Sox organization in the late 1940s ... When not playing softball, enjoys reading, shopping and hanging out with friends.



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