Rachael Burek ‘13

Lacrosse and Business: Marketing/ Management with minor in Education

Hometown: Rensselaer, New York

I chose UAlbany because… 
After narrowing my list of schools, I chose UAlbany for the harmony of the lacrosse team. 

Why business? 
I dabbled in a variety of majors, including physical therapy. I just enjoy business.

Favorite professors
Marketing professor Suraj Commuri. I brought him to Breakfast of Champions (an event sponsored by the athletic department).

Rachael Burek

Burek Sports trivia
I played field hockey and basketball in high school, and expected to play basketball in college. I have coached lacrosse travel teams and camps, and worked at Giants training camp on the UAlbany campus.

What I’m proud of 
Early in my career I was a bench player. This year and last year, I was starter and captain.I was chosen for America East Conference All-Academic Team and received the Doc Sauers endowment.

Editor’s note:As of this writing, Burek’s has 139 career points, making her 10th all-time at UAlbany. Her 45 career assists currently land her 5th all-time. She was named America East Player of the Week twice this spring, both times after scoring nine points in a single game.  

What does the future bring?
Grad school. I’m looking at sports management and marketing, and a graduate assistant coaching position.