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#34 Joe Burg
Position: P
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL
High School: Carmel
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2012 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

At Hofstra

2012: Appeared in 20 games with six starts...Posted a 4-1 record and a 5.54 ERA...Tied for second on the team in wins...Won four consecutive decisions...Added one save and posted 36 strikeouts in 52 innings of work...Picked up wins in relief over Delaware State and Fordham...Allowed two hits and struck out six in five scoreless innings in a winning start at Delaware...Also had a win in a start versus NYIT...Notched a save with three scoreless innings in a win over VCU...Member of Provost's List (4.0 GPA) in both semesters of the 2011-12 academic year...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient...Elected to Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society...Received the Azelle Waltcher Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics...Was 1-1 with a 6.33 ERA in CAA games...2011: Appeared in 20 games with four starts...Posted a 1-4 record and a 8.66 ERA...Tallied one save...Had 29 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings pitched...Picked up win in start against George Mason, allowing eight hits and three earned runs with six strikeouts in five innings of work...Earned a save at James Madison...Pitched all three games of the UNCW series, throwing in relief in both ends of a doubleheader before starting the finale...Member of Provost's List (4.0 GPA) in both semesters of the 2010-11 academic year...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient...Earned Homer Demetriou Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics...Inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society and Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society...2010: Pitched in 25 games, which ranked second on the team...Started one contest (at Florida State)...Posted a 2-2 record, a 7.00 ERA and one save...Picked up first collegiate win against William & Mary, throwing 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief...Allowed two hits in three innings of relief to notch win at Towson...Picked up the save against Army with a perfect ninth inning...Struck out a season-high four batters in two innings against Long Island...Was 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA in league games...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient...Received Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Book Award in the fall of 2010...Named to Provost's List (4.0 GPA) in both semesters of the 2009-10 academic year...Earned the Carl Friedrich Gauss Award for Excellence in Mathematics.

High School/Personal
Played four years of baseball at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Illinois...Part of 32-6 team that won conference regional and sectional championships as a junior...Posted a 3-3 record as a senior with 50 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA...Team captain as a senior...Threw a no-hitter in his first varsity start as a sophomore...Named to conference all-academic team...All-Illinois Academic Team nominee...Honor student...Named an AP Scholar...Summa Cum Laude graduate...Named an Illinois State Scholar...Born November 10, 1990...Has two sisters and one brother...Hobbies include swimming, playing the piano and hockey...Performed more than 260 hours of community service in high school, including Hurricane Katrina relief...Member of Hofstra's Society of Physics Students and served as treasurer in 2011-12...Also active in the Math Club and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship...Serves as a physics tutor and a teaching assistant...Plans to own his own nanotech research company...Majoring in mathematics and physics.


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