Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Another honor for a Davidson athlete

Davidson’s Brenna Burns Named TIAA-CREF Student-Athlete of the Week

Spartanburg, S.C. -- The Southern Conference today named Davidson distance runner Brenna Burns as the TIAA-CREF Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 31.

Burns, a junior from Weaverville, N.C., finished first and set a new school record in the 3000 meters at the UNC Fast Times, hosted on the campus of North Carolina over the weekend. She finished with a time of 9:53.37 and shattered the Davidson record of 10:08.62 set last season by Megal Atias. Burns bested the field of 19 runners to claim the individual title.

In the classroom Burns boasts a 3.979 GPA and is majoring in psychology. She is a member of the Southern Conference Academic All-Conference team.

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