2009: Made 12 appearances with five starts ... Went 1-0 with a 6.04 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 22.1 innings ... PBC Presidential Scholar ... Picked up his first career win April 29 against Columbus State, going 5.1 innings with three hits, one earned run and fanning five ... Recorded two outs without a hit in his lone PBC appearance.
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 John Smoltz 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.