Notre Dame Athletics | January 12, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Junior forward Cal Burke has been named one of 17 nominees for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award. Currently Notre Dame's leading scorer, Burke has excelled on the ice, in the classroom and in the community.
Prior to the start of the season, the Burke was voted an alternate captain by his teammates. As a business analytics major in the Mendoza College of Business, Burke now carries an impressive 3.427 cumulative GPA. The team's 2018 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner, Burke also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors following the 2017-18 season.
Burke serves as the team's Student Athlete Advisory Council representative and leads the Irish in multiple service initiatives, including serving as the team's point person for the team's Fighting Irish Fight for Life program. Burke also serves on a mental health sub-group within the Student Athlete Advisory Council, which is working to reduce the stigma around mental health and help-seeking.
The Boxborough, Massachusetts, native leads the team with nine goals and 20 points. Burke scored his second career hat trick in the third period to lift Notre Dame to a 6-6 tie in the season opener versus Mercyhurst (Oct. 12) as he became the first Irish player with multiple career hat tricks since Anders Lee had two (Oct. 8, 2010 and Oct. 1, 2011). He had a career-high five-point game in Notre Dame's 8-2 win at Omaha (Oct. 20) on two goals and a career-high three assists. One of his goals in that win over the Mavericks was his first career shorthanded tally. He also scored the overtime, game-winning goal against Northern Michigan to lift the Irish to a the 2-1 victory (Nov. 27).
The award is presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen — a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.
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