FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeff Malby, Associate Director of Athletics
Office of Sports Information
Rocky’s Burgess honored at recent Brawl of the Wild football game
BILLINGS, Mont. – November 23, 2016 – Rocky Mountain College senior football player Burke Burgess was one of 12 college student athletes honored by Montana Campus Compact board members and Gov. Steve Bullock at the “Brawl of the Wild” football game at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont., November 19.
Burgess was honored for his volunteer efforts within the Billings community such as assisting with Little Guy Football camps, Head Start, Day of Champions, Boys and Girls Club and as a summer camp counselor.
Montana Campus Compact is a 17 campus higher education network that advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility.
“College students in Montana do amazing community work, and their investment of time, talent and energy help improve our communities across the state,” said Josh Vanek of MTCC. “Campus Compact’s Montana Athletes in Service Award honors the contributions of student athletes and volunteers.
Burgess, a 5-foot-11, 220-pound defensive end, came to Rocky after transferring from Chadron State University. He hails from Gillette, Wyo., and graduated high school from Campbell County High School.
“Burke is an outstanding person with a tremendous work ethic,” said Rocky head football coach Jason Petrino. “As good of a football player he has been for the football program, he is an even better person. He will do great things in the future and deserves all of the recognitions he has received.”
Burgess is scheduled to graduate from Rocky on May 6, 2017, with a degree in elementary education. He is the son of Mitch and Rene Burgess.
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