Georgia's Burnette A Finalist For 2013 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award
Senior OG Chris Burnette

March 20, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia football's senior guard Chris Burnette has been named one of 10 male finalists for the 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, which is sponsored by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine and the NCAA.

The winners will be profiled in the April 11 edition of the publication.  The finalists were chosen from over 500 outstanding minority student-athletes.

Burnette, a 6-2, 322-pound native of LaGrange, was named to the Phil Steele All-SEC Second Team after playing in and starting 12 games in 2012.  He has started 24 games over the last two years while helping to lead the Bulldogs to a combined record of 22-6.  Last season, Burnette was part of an offense that scored a school record 529 points for an average of 37.8 points a game, which was also a school record.

A member of UGA's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy (L.E.A.D.), Burnette has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times and is a Finance major.

To be included, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport; maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2; and be active on their campuses or in their communities.

Male FinalistsSportInstitution
Andrew J.NunezBaseballCaldwell
LaurenceRochelleBasketball (M)University of Missouri
Ryan A.EvansBasketball (M)University of Wisconsin
Twany E.BeckhamBasketball (M)University of Kentucky
Christopher J.BurnetteFootballUniversity of Georgia
Craig (Clay)BeltonFootballThe University of Findlay
Devin D.HedgepethFootballOklahoma State University
German E.DecenaFootballWilliam Paterson University
Joel J.KightFootballUniversity of Mississippi
JavierBalboaGymnastics (M)University of Iowa
Female FinalistsSportInstitution
Jessica N.HarleeBasketball (W)West Virginia University
Kastine E.EvansBasketball (W)University of Kentucky
Kody M.BurkeBasketball (W)North Carolina State University
Monique L.WeathersBasketball (W)Benedict College
Shayla J.BivinsBasketball (W)Georgia Institute of Technology
TaKenya T.NixonBasketball (W)Eastern Illinois University
Michelle M.IkomaGymnastics (W)University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Alexandra B.CouzoSoccer (W)Felician College
Ifeatu I.OkaforTrack/Cross Country (W)Texas Tech University
Minami K.YamamuraGymnastics (W)University of California, Davis



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