2008: Redshirt season ... PBC Presidential Scholar.
2007: Made five appearances with one start ... Went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 10 innings.
High School: Attended Milton High School where he was named to the 2006 West All- Star Team.
Personal: Son of Eric and Rosa Burkard ... Born Jan. 4, 1989 ... Lists Tiger Woods as his favorite athlete ... Played 2006 Summer Ball with the East Cobb Cubs ... Striking out the side is his biggest sports thrill ... A business major ... He came to GCSU because of the reputation of the baseball program and the University's academic programs.