Academy of Our Lady senior Erin Burkart was named the Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete for the month of April. She will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony in the summer. [Photo by Ron Brocato | CLARION HERALD]
Erin Burkart, state champion bowler for Academy of Our Lady, was selected as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month honor for April. Monthly award-winners are chosen in voting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Burkart led AOL to an undefeated season and the state girls’ bowling championship – the first state title in any sport in the history of the school. Burkart, who led AOL with a 180 average in the regular season, had a season-high 683 series, including a 266 game, in the championship match, a 19-8 victory over East Ascension. A day later, Burkart won the title in the singles portion of the two-day state championship event, firing a four-game series of 830 to rally from sixth place.
Less than a week after her championship double, Burkart signed a national letter-of-intent to compete collegiately at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She capped off the month of April by winning the title of the girls under-20 division of the Pepsi Louisiana Championships in Bossier City.
Burkart faced tough competition for the April honor. Cade Beloso led the John Curtis Christian School baseball team to an impressive month of April.
Brandon Briuglio starred for the Delgado Community College baseball team, batting .477 in 12 games while leading the Dolphins to the JUCO Region 23 Championship.
Tulane tennis star Constantin Schmitz led the Green Wave to its first conference title in 13 years and was named the Most Outstanding Player at the American Athletic Conference.