Burg Named Rhodes Finalist

Hofstra Athletic Communications
Hempstead, NY

Senior Joseph Burg, a gifted scientist who brings precision and discipline to his research and his pitching, is a 2013 American Rhodes Scholar finalist, becoming the second student in Hofstra University history to achieve that honor.

Burg, a math and physics major, was one of 212 finalists from more than 800 students who were endorsed by their college or university for a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic awards in the world. A total of 32 students were named Rhodes Scholars, earning full scholarships for two or three years study at Oxford University in England.

"Joe is among one of the most accomplished undergraduates that Hofstra has seen in the past decade," said President Stuart Rabinowitz. "He has earned virtually every academic recognition that the university grants, from scholarly and athletic scholarships to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society."

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