2010 Season (Senior): Third-team all-BIG EAST Conference selection ... tied the BIG EAST record for saves in conference-only play with nine ... broke Cincinnati's single-season saves record with 14, ranking second in the BIG EAST and third nationally ... finished his career in a tie for second with Curtus Moak (1998-01) on UC's career saves list with 15 ... yielded just 17 hits in 21.1 innings of work and posted a 3.38 ERA ... struck out 29 batters and walked just 11, with four of those walks being intentional.
2009 Summer: Owned a 2.48 ERA after pitching 29.0 innings for the St. Cloud Riverbats ... struck out 31 and walked 12 batters en route to a 1-2 record.
2009 Season (Junior): Made 24 appearances on the mound including one start ... finished with 38 strikeouts and 12 walks in 38.2 innings of work ... gave up just one earned run, struck out 12 and walked only one batter from March 10 to March 24 ... picked up first UC win on March 15 with 2.0 innings of scoreless relief ... struck out a season-high five batters in 2.0 innings of relief against Miami (OH) (3/24).
Prior to UC: All-conference and all-region selection at Prairie Ridge High School ... all-conference, all-region, and first-team Division II Junior College All-America selection ... Region 4 Pitcher of the Year for Elgin CC ... part of Elgin CC team that won a conference championship, regional championship, and sectional championship in 2008 ... Elgin CC finished fifth in the nation in 2008.
Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1987 ... son of Dan and Jeri Burkett.
Academic Major: Criminal Justice.