Stockton, Calif. – Field Hockey's sophomore defender, Savannah Burns has been selected as the Tigers' Competitor of the Month for October. Only nine student-athletes earn the distinction every year in Pacific Athletics and Burns is the second to garner the award during the 2015-16 academic year. The Competitor of the Month award is given each month to a Pacific athlete who demonstrates unusual or remarkable competitive effort, focus, and discipline.
During the month of October, Savannah was one of the top players in the country this season scoring half of her team-best eight goals during the month. Burns led the Tigers to a 5-3 record during the month but more importantly, to a 3-2 record in conference play and a share of the America East West Division title in their first season in their new conference.
Burns was named the America East Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore which placed her as one of the top-three players in the conference. She was one of the major reasons the Tigers took home a conference title and her defensive skills propelled the team to a top 30 RPI ranking with a chance for their first at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. In addition to her play, Burns maintained a very high GPA in the classroom despite playing four of their eight games on the road during the month of October.