WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Michael Burns (East Amherst, N.Y.), a member of the men's swimming and diving team, has been selected as the recipient of the Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award. The award was presented at the 57th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 5.
The Allen Award was established in 2005, and is presented to the Holy Cross varsity athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship that coach Allen exhibited throughout his life.
Burns served as one of the team's captains during the 2011-2012 season, while swimming in the breaststroke and distance freestyle events. Outside of the pool, he served as one of the team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative for two seasons, in addition to being a resident assistant in his sophomore and junior years, and a student resident director as a senior.
Over the past three years, Burns also participated in three service trips through the Chaplains Office's Spring Break Immersion program, serving as a group leader in 2012.