Softball Bio - Burke

Sarah Burke

Sarah BurkeSenior (’16)
Hometown – Homewood, Illinois
High School – Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Major – Communications
Minors – Public Relations and Business

As a junior (2015): Started in 14 games and made 21 pitching appearances during the season... threw 74.2 innings and had an 8-3 record in the circle... went the distance in complete-game victories against Webster, Heidelberg, and No. 11 North Central... combined with Jessica Alberts to throw a no-hitter against Juniata to open the season... earned the save in a win over North Park... struck out 43 batters on the year... named MIAA Pitcher of the Week (Week #1)... Saint Mary's Athlete of the Week... earned NFCA Scholar-Athlete and MIAA Academic Honor Roll honors

As a sophomore (2014): Started 16 games in the circle with 19 total appearances... posted a 6-8 record and amassed 94.0 innings pitched on the year... tallied a five-inning complete game shutout in an 8-0 victory against Bethany Lutheran... recorded her first career hit – a double – while also earning the pitching victory in a 5-2 win over Dominican... earned NFCA Scholar-Athlete and MIAA Academic Honor Roll recognitions

As a freshman (2013): Started in 18 games on the season... went 8-7 in the circle with three shutouts against Albright, the second game against Olivet, and Franklin and Marshall... pitched 94.2 innings with 59 strike outs... earned NFCA Scholar-Athlete and MIAA Academic Honor Roll honors

High School: National Honor Society, Academic Achievement Award (four years), All Conference and All Area and MVP (junior and senior years)

Saint Mary’s Activities: Campus Ministry... intramural volleyball... secretary of Lamda Pi Eta