WILMINGTON'S DANIELLE BURCHAM CHOSEN INAUGURAL CACC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF MONTH
NEW HAVEN, CT (October 2, 2009) –
Danielle Burcham of Wilmington University has been
chosen the inaugural Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC)
Student-Athlete of the Month. Burcham, a member of the Wildcat
cross country team, earns the honor for September, 2009. The CACC
Student-Athlete of the Month award will be handed out each month,
from September to May, to student-athletes who thrive in athletics,
in the classroom and in the community.
Burcham, a senior from Bel Air, MD, is a member of the Wilmington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has been active on campus. She was one of the organizers of “A Day in the Life of Wilmington University,” which is an on-line slide show of photographs depicting an average day on Wilmington’s campus. She was one of 40 students who snapped photos on campus for an entire day and the project was turned into a photo essay. It will become an annual project for a Wilmington photojournalism class. Burcham also took part in an “Adopt a Highway” clean-up program with her cross country teammates and is schedule to participate in another later this month.
In the classroom, Burcham carries a 3.92 grade point-average as a Studio Production and Broadcast Journalism major. She was named the 2008-09 CACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a member of the 2008 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team, as well as the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team. She is also a two-time CACC All-Academic team selection.
Burcham was the 2008 CACC individual cross country champion after placing first at the conference championship, and she has continued that success into 2009 by placing among the top 17 in every race this season, including three top-five finishes. She placed fourth and broke the school 6k record last weekend at the Salisbury Invitational, crossing the finish line in 22:23. She claimed CACC Female Runner of the Week accolades on Sept. 8.