2008: Second Team All-CAA Designated hitter... Also played leftfield, and catcher. Led ODU with 12 homers...Second team CoSIDA Academic All-District III selection...Has a 3.88 GPA...Second on team with 44 RBI... Had four hits in a game vs. ECU...Seven RBI in a game vs. ECU...Hit two doubles in a game at Hofstra... Hit two homers in a different game at Hofstra...13 game hitting streak is the second longest on the team this year...
2007: American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-East Region Second Team... one of four ODU players to start all 59 games... started 52 games as the DH, six games at first base and one at catcher... led the Monarchs with eight home runs and 35 walks (4th in CAA) and was tied for the team lead (T-3rd in CAA) with 61 RBIs... second on the squad with 71 hits and third with a .309 batting average... batted .375 in the CAA Tournament going 6-for-16 with two RBIs and five runs scored... hit .625 with the bases loaded, .364 with runners in scoring position and .348 against left handed pitchers... 26 of his 61 RBIs came with two outs... had 19 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games... posted a 12-game hitting streak... blasted his first home run as a Monarch on Feb. 10 against Maryland-Eastern Shore with a two-run shot to right field... had a season-high four hits with a double and two RBIs vs. Towson (Apr. 14)... led the Monarchs to a 7-6 win at Northeastern (Mar. 31) going 3-for-4 with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the seventh and his only triple of the year... drove in both runs in ODU's 2-0 win over Rutgers (Feb. 25), one coming on his solo home run in the seventh... added a two-run homer vs. Iona (Mar. 2)... had a bases loaded three-run double in the top of the ninth to lift the Monarchs to 6-3 win at James Madison (Mar. 10)... walked four times in the season opener vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned All-Conference honors...Academic All-American honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-State honors in Florida...hit .450 with eight homers and 45 RBI...
PERSONAL: Born: Jan. 5, 1986...Parents are John and Pam Burns...Has one sister, Rebecca (17)...Major: English...Father played four years in the Atlanta Braves and one Year in the California Angels organizations...Favorite Sports Personality: Manny Ramirez...Person in history would most like to meet: Abraham Lincoln...Favorite book read: "The Scarlet Letter"...Dean's List student...