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Eric Burkholder
14   Eric Burkholder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 146

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
10/04/1985

Experience:
4L


TULSA - A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter . . . started 62 of 83 career games and had career numbers of 12 goals and 25 assists for 49 points . . . with his 25 assists, ranks second on the TU all-time assists list.

SENIOR (2007) - Started all 20 games . . . registered four goals and nine assists for 17 points . . . recorded the game-winning goal against Creighton and South Carolina . . . posted two goals in the C-USA Championship game to give TU a 3-2 victory over FIU . . . his nine assists were a team best . . . was named TU's "Man of the Match" against Wisconsin, Kentucky, UCF, UAB and FIU . . . selected to the Middleton Sports & Fitness Invitational all-tournament team . . . was named the Tulsa Player of the Week on Sept. 24 and Nov. 19 . . . selected to the C-USA Preseason team, and picked up all-conference third-team and C-USA all-tournament team honors . . . named to the Soccer America and College Soccer News national teams of the week . . . named to TU's Ultimate Team.

JUNIOR (2006) - Started 18 of 19 games . . . posted a team-leading 14 points with five goals and four assists . . . netted the first goal of the season in the 28th minute against 24th-ranked Wisconsin-Milwaukee . . . also tallied goals against Indiana, UCF, Oral Roberts and UAB . . . his goals against UW-Milwaukee, UCF and ORU were all game-winning goals . . . his three game-winning goals were the fourth-most for a C-USA player in 2006 . . . named TU's "Man of the Match" against Wisconsin, Indiana and Florida International . . . selected to the Great Western Downtown Plaza/Golden Hurricane Classic, SMU Mi Cocina Classic and TLC Plumbing & Utility Invitational all-tournament teams . . . was an all-conference third-team selection.

SOPHOMORE (2005) - Started all 21 games and was a Conference USA third-team performer . . . registered two goals and 10 assists for 14 points . . . led all C-USA players in assists and turned in the seventh-best single-season performance for assists in school history . . . ranked second on the team in scoring . . . named to the SMU Mi Cocina Classic all-tournament team . . . scored one goal each against UMKC and Virginia Tech . . . notched two assists vs. Saint Louis . . . earned an assist in eight games . . . tied the school record for assists in consecutive games with four . . . named TU's "Man of the Match" against Oral Roberts and South Carolina.

FRESHMAN (2004) - Saw action in all 23 games and earned three starts . . . tallied one goal and two assists for four points . . . made his first collegiate start against Kentucky in the second game of the season . . . scored his lone goal of the year against Evansville and also added an assist in that same game to finish with three points . . . collected an assist against Oral Roberts.

PRIOR TO TULSA - Was a three-year letterwinner in soccer at Broken Arrow High School . . . recorded seven goals and seven assists for 21 points and was named to the all-state team . . . also served as team captain during his final season . . . concluded his career with 21 goals and 16 assists for 58 career points . . . named to the all-conference team as a junior . . . led the Tigers to the state championship in 2002, and conference titles in 2002 and 2003 . . . played five seasons with the Tulsa Soccer Club and three years with the Tulsa Nationals . . . a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL - Majoring in finance . . . born October 4, 1985 . . . one of three sons of Mark and Vicki Burkholder . . . named to the Dean's List as a freshman, sophomore and junior . . . selected as a Conference USA Academic Medalist as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . earned C-USA All-Academic Team, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Team and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team honors as a junior and senior.