Hempstead, NY - Check out this feature on Hofstra senior pitcher Joe Burg, produced by Hofstra Multimedia Productions.

Burg, a gifted scientist who brings precision and discipline to his research and his pitching, is a 2013 American Rhodes Scholar finalist, becoming the second student in Hofstra University history to achieve that honor.

Burg, a math and physics major, was one of 212 finalists from more than 800 students who were endorsed by their college or university for a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic awards in the world. A total of 32 students were named Rhodes Scholars, earning full scholarships for two or three years study at Oxford University in England.