Jennifer Burkhart joined the Buck Harless Student Athlete Program as the Academic Counselor for Cross Country, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track/Field and Volleyball in March 2007. Burkhart served as a graduate assistant for football with the Buck Harless Student Athlete Program while pursuing a master's degree.
Burkhart was a member of the track and field team at James Madison University, where she served as a captain. She was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. A native of Manheim, PA, Burkhart graduated from James Madison University in May 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.