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Ben Burr-Kirven named Pac-12 football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Submitted by Yuko Mera on November 30, 2018 - 10:30am
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Ben Burr-Kirven, a Cinema Studies major in his senior year, was recently named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Burr-Kirven is a linebacker for the Washington Huskies football team.  His 155 total tackles for the current season was the most by any Husky over an entire season since 2011.  Every Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each of the Pac-12's sponsored sports.  Besides the academic requirements for eligibility, the athletics accomplishments are a consideration in voting for the selection committee.  Read more about his selection in the Pac-12 announcement as well as the write up in The Seattle Times.

Congratulations to Ben on his accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom!