Air Force Fencer Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
May 5, 2003
C1C Elia Burrill, team captain of the 2002-03 women's fencing team, was chosen as one of 29 women who participated in winter sports to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Burrill is AFA's first female fencer to ever earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, and only the first fencer to earn the honor since 1994 when Tim Cullen was named as a recipient.
Burrill, from Truckee, Calif., majors in business management. She is a three-time MVP and was a member of the USA team at two World Cups in Cuba and Australia. She led her team to first-place finishes at the Western Region Championships in 2002 and 2003.
Her military and academic accomplishments include a summer internship at the Pentagon in 2002; Squadron Academic Non-Commission Officer, fall 2002; Squadron Flight Non-Commissioned Office, spring 2001; and Squadron Element Leader, 2002-2003. She has been nominated for a Verizon Academic All-American at-large honor, and she is an academic all-America. In 2003, Burrill was chosen as a member of the Who's Who among College Scholars and has been on the dean's list for seven semesters while at the Academy.
Also chosen for the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was AFA's John Dayton from the men's swimming team.