2009 - All-Freshman Big Ten Team
HAWK ITEM -- Played in the Great Lakes League for the Lake Erie Monarchs (2009-2010).
2010 -- Appeared in 39 contests with 21 starts...started at DH 20 times and catcher once... hit .294 in Big Ten play... the lefty hit .310 against southpaws... hit .385 as a pinch hitter... .544 average successfully advancing runners... had four multi-hit games... compiled two multi-RBI games... longest hitting streak was six games...started the season strong going 4-for-10 with four runs scored and a walk in the first two contests (Illinois State and Austin Peay)... legged out first triple in the championship of the Big Ten Tournament (May 29).
2009 -- Appeared in 35 games with 25 starts at catcher... hit .293 on the year... posted a .367 batting average in conference play... named to the all-freshman Big Ten team... put together a four-game hit streak... recorded nine multi-hit contests... had two multi-RBI games... hit in six different spots in the lineup... was 3-for-4 with team-high six RBI, a grand slam and a walk against Minnesota (May 2)... recorded first collegiate hit at Louisville, going 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a walk (Mar. 16)... walked 14 times and struck out only 11... hit .500 in the third inning.
High School -- Two-time all-conference honoree... made first-team all-district as a senior... second team all-state selection... made second team all-district as a junior... No. 4 ranked player in the state of Iowa by PG Crosschecker participated in the Iowa High School Baseball All-Star Series... boasted a .435 batting average with 22 RBI and 17 stolen bases his senior campaign... was on two conference winning Davenport Central teams... member of three state qualifying squads... earned two letters in football... named to the all-Metro team at linebacker... received all-league honors at running back and linebacker... received two letters in wrestling... earned letters in track and field... qualified for the 4x100 at the Drake Relays... received the Jerry Jurgens Scholarship... was senior class president... was the co-sports editor of the Davenport Central newspaper.
Personal -- Born 2/10/90... parents are Mike and Deb Burke... father played football under Hayden Fry (1985-1987)... high school coach was Jay Ryan... played with teammate Zach Kenyon at Davenport Central... history major.