Burris Named CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Burris Named CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

YORK, Pa. – Wesley College's Tristin Burris has been selected by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors and sports information directors as the 2012-13 CAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, it was announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. 

A native of Camden, Del., Burris, who earned 20 varsity letters in field hockey (four), cross country (four), indoor track & field (four), outdoor track & field (three), lacrosse (three) and softball (two) during her career, is the first Wesley student-athlete to ever win the award.

Burris is a media arts major with a 3.98 grade point average. She was a member of Wesley's Dean's List or President's List every semester. She is a three-time Capital One Academic All-District selection, a four-time NFHCA All-Academic team member and several other academic all-star teams.

In field hockey, she totaled nine goals and seven assists in 89 career games, helping the Wolverines to appear in three CAC Championship games and gain four ECAC Tournament bids. In lacrosse, she started all 48 games in the last three seasons, compiling 13 goals, one assist, 71 ground balls, 63 draw controls and caused 29 turnovers.

For the Wesley cross country team, she was a five-time CAC Runner of the Week, won one individual race title and boasts the second-fastest time in the 5K in school history as well as the sixth-fastest time in the 6K. For the WC track and field teams, she finished fifth in the 10K at the CAC Championships this season and owns a program-high nine school records, including every race 1,000 meters and longer, as well as the javelin.