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Noah Burke makes Jewish Sports Review's All-America team

Noah Burke '11 was named First Team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review.

Bates College second baseman Noah Burke '11 was named to the Jewish Sports Review's 2010 College Baseball All-America First Team for Divisions II, III and NAIA institutions, in the July/August 2010 issue of the pre-eminent national publication honoring Jewish athletes.

Burke (Appleton, Maine) joins 10 other non-pitchers on the First Team as the lone second baseman.

It is the first postseason honor for the 5-foot-8 infielder, who was one of a raft of Bobcat players to turn in career-best seasons as the team marked a big turnaround, going from 12-22 in 2009 to 25-11 in 2010. He started all 36 games for Bates and batted .379, fourth best on the team, with one home run, 22 runs batted in, a team-record 15 doubles and 12 stolen bases on 13 attempts. Burke was also exceptional when playing defense, committing only two errors and for a sparkling .987 fielding percentage while helping to turn 19 double plays. Burke also ranked third on the team in on-base percentage (.459) and fifth in total bases (67).