June 2, 2011
BALTIMORE - Recent Loyola University Maryland graduate Tim Burns was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II Cross Country/Track & Field Team, it was announced today.
Burns, who completed his Loyola degree with a perfect 4.00 grade point average, will be included on the national All-America ballot.
The native of Randolph, N.J. was one of 10 members of the District II First Team and the only student-athlete with a 4.0 GPA. Student-athletes from NCAA Division I institutions with a minimum 3.30 GPA from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination.
Burns, a mechanical engineering major, was one of the Loyola cross country team's top runners as a senior. He was a three-time MAAC All-Academic honoree and earned Academic All-District II honors last year, as well.
At Loyola's Athletic Awards Banquet on May 2, Burns received two honors. He earned the Men's Medal of Merit for combined accomplishments in athletics and academics, and he was the senior male student-athlete with the highest grade point average.
Burns later won two awards at the University's Special Awards & Departmental Medals Ceremony. He received the Mary O'Meara Loyola University Maryland Athletic Club Scholar-Athlete Award as the graduating senior who has attained the highest academic average and earned at least three varsity letters.
He then garnered the Engineering Medal for excellence in his field of study.