Burke and McMillan Named Academic All-League
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Two members of the Lehigh indoor track and field programs were named to the Patriot League All-Academic Teams on Wednesday. The selections were voted on by the Patriot League’s sports information directors and were released Wednesday morning by the league office. On the men’s side, senior Kyle Burke was named Academic All-League for the first time in his Lehigh career. On the women’s side, senior Hetty McMillan was named Academic All-League for the first time.
To be eligible for the Academic All-League teams, a student-athlete must have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and be a key starter or player in their respective sports. First-years or students in their first academic year are not eligible for the honor.
Burke, a computer science and business major, earned a 3.66 cumulative grade point average while maintaining impressive performances on the track. The senior won the 800m (1:50.84), while earning his fourth school record of the year, and was a member of the first-place distance medley relay team at the Patriot League Indoor Championships.
During the indoor season, Burke broke two additional individual school records and was a member of the record-breaking distance medley relay team. At the Villanova Open in Staten Island, NY Burke broke his first-school record of the year in the 1000m (2:24.61). Later in the indoor season, the senior broke the school record in the mile (4:05.00) at the Rutgers Open and was a member of the distance medley relay team that broke a 38 year old record at the Dr. Sander Invitational.
McMillan owns a 3.82 cumulative grade point average in psychology and finished the indoor season with excellent performances. At the Patriot League Championships, the senior was a member of the first-place 4×800 relay team and the second-place distance medley relay team.
In her final indoor season, McMillan finished with solid performances on the track. At the Dr. Sander Invitational, the senior earned a school record of her own this season. McMillan was a member of the distance medley relay team who finished with a new school record time of 11:33.94. She found success in the 800m, earning a PR of 2:12.56 at the Rutgers Open and also the mile, where she finished the Lehigh vs Lafayette Dual Meet with a PR of 5:05.38.
Men’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year: Sean Casey, Navy, Sr.
Women’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year: Georgia Jones, Army West Point, Sun.
Men’s Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Patriot League Team
Russell Sullivan, American
Marshall Beatty, Army West Point
Aksel Laudon, Boston University
Robert Feeney, Bucknell
Dillon Aryeh, Colgate
Kyle Burke, Lehigh
Brett Brady, Navy
Sean Casey, Navy
Ashwin Briggs, Navy
Baynes Autrey, Navy
Women’s Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Patriot League Team*
Hannah Blakey, Army West Point
Georgia Jones, Army West Point
Anna Tovkach, Army West Point
Andrea Claeson, Boston University
Megan Convery, Boston University
Karly Forker, Bucknell
Rachel Schaaf, Colgate
Hetty McMillan, Lehigh
Grayce Heineman, Loyola Maryland
Ellie Abraham, Navy
Katie Halbert, Navy
*11 members of the team due to a tie in the voting