Co-Captain ... selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 43rd round of the 2007 MLB Draft ... holds school record for career saves (15) ... is tied for ninth in career triples (9) and tied for sixth in career appearances (51).
2007: Finished first in the Patriot League with a 1.65 ERA, the second lowest in league history ... picked up his fourth career all-league accolade, earning a spot on the All-Patriot League first team as a relief pitcher ... named to the ESPN The Magazine 2007 Academic All-District II First Team as a designated hitter ... ranked third in the PL with an opponents' batting average of .217 ... posted team's best record on the mound, going 4-1 with five saves ... totaled 35 strikeouts over 43.2 innings of work ... named the Damon's Bison Athlete of the Week on Apr. 2 after helping the Bison go 4-1 on the week, hitting 8-for-17 in those five games with six RBI, six runs scored and four doubles, while also making three appearances on the mound, recording a win, a save and nine strikeouts over 5.1 innings of work ... allowed earned runs on just two occasions over 19 appearances ... picked up a win and a save in two outings against Army ... broke program career saves mark with his 15th on Apr. 21 at Holy Cross ... totaled five strikeouts on three occasions ... posted a complete game shutout in his first collegiate start, a 7-0 victory over Navy ... was named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Week following that performance ... hit .299 with 22 runs scored, 23 RBI, nine doubles, three triples and two home runs over 37 games with 37 starts ... ranked sixth in the PL in slugging percentage (.455) ... first on squad in triples, tied for team lead in runs scored ... posted 12 multiple-hit games and recorded multiple RBI six times ... reached base safely in 19 straight games from Feb. 24 at Virginia until being held hitless at Penn State on Apr. 3 ... stretch included a nine-game hitting streak, the longest by a Bison for the season ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two RBI and a run scored in game four versus Cornell ... also hit 3-for-5 in a win over Northern Iowa ... belted a three-run homer at Susquehanna ... hit a home run in game two at Navy as well ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
2006: Named to the ABCA All-East Region First Team and to the All-Patriot League First Team as a relief pitcher ... earned second team All-Patriot League honors as a first baseman ... logged a team-best nine saves, which ranks second in school history for a single season ... appeared in 20 games on the mound ... tied for second on the pitching staff with 31 strikeouts for an average of 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings ... allowed just three earned runs in 33.2 innings ... longest outing of the season came against Stony Brook, 4.2 innings with seven strikeouts ... one of two players to start all but one of the team's 48 games ... led the squad in home runs (4), triples (4) and walks ... totaled 26 runs scored, 23 RBI and eight doubles ... finished with 10 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games ... had a .973 fielding percentage in first season as a first baseman ... named Patriot League Player of the Week after going 8-for-13 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, seven RBI and four runs scored in Bucknell's four-game series with Cornell ... hit 3-for-4 with two triples and two runs scored in 5-4 win over Mount Saint Mary's ... named Bison Athlete of the Week the following Monday ... went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs, a double, two RBI and four runs scored in win at Towson .... drove in three runs and scored two in come-from-behind win over Lafayette in game four of the regular season series ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2005: Started 28 games ... led team in batting average (.366), RBI (30) and home runs (5) ... went 5-for-6 with two runs scored and four RBI in a win at Navy ... was 3-for-4 at the plate in a win over St. Bonaventure with five RBI ... also recorded five RBI in a victory at Holy Cross ... pitched 20.2 innings of relief and held opponents to a .208 batting average ... recorded save at Holy Cross ... two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... named to All-Patriot League second team.
Personal/High School: Son of Cheryl and Bill Buursma ... earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball and golf at Lakeside School ... earned second-team All-State honors ... named Metro League MVP ... selected first team All-Metro ... economics major.