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    Natalie Burke  
    Natalie Burke

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cape Town, South Africa

    High School:
    Reddam House College

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Breast/Fly

    Birthdate:
    08/01/1985


    AS A SENIOR:
    Her lone appearance came during the Shamrock Invitational ... went 58.74 in the 100 Free, 1:10.76 in the 100 Breast and 1:04.64 in the 100 Fly.

    AS A JUNIOR:
    Sixth-fastest individual for the Irish in the 200 Breast with a season-best time of 2:28.29 versus Michigan State ... competed in the 50 and 100 Free for first time in Irish career ... set season-best times in each at the 2007 Shamrock Invitational with 25.95 (50 Free) and 56.99 (100 Free) ... made first appearance in the 100 Fly during junior campaign ... marked season-best time in the event at the Minnesota Invitational with a time of 1:00.17.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:
    Qualified to compete in three events at the BIG EAST Championships ... placed 22nd in the 100 Breast (1:07.62), 23rd in the 200 Breast (2:25.42) and 26th in the 200 IM (2:09.31) ... had her best time of the season in the 100 Breast at the Notre Dame Invitational (1:06.90) as she finished 10th ... also set her season best times in four other events at the Notre Dame Invitational: 50 Free (26.36), 100 Free (57.62), 100 Fly (59.83) and 200 Fly (2:22.80).

    AS A FRESHMAN:
    Talented breaststroke specialist qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in both the 100 and 200 Breast ... finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke at the BIG EAST meet ... ended up fourth on the team in the 100 Breast with a season-best time of 1:06.06 ... finished 17th in the 200 Breast at the BIG EAST meet and 27th in the 200 IM ... helped the Irish win four relay races during the 2004-05 dual meet season ... competed in the 2004 World Championship.

    THE BURKE FILE: South African national champion in 50- and 100m Breast in 2004 ... participated in Olympic trials, but barely missed a spot on her nation's team ... three-sport athlete at Reddam House College in Cape Province, South Africa ... earned four letters in swimming and water polo and two letters in field hockey ... undefeated state champion in the breaststroke as a senior ... competed on the South African junior swim team in 2001 and 2002 ... team won the 2004 Short Course Championship ... nationally ranked during her junior and senior seasons ... born Jan. 8, 1985, in South Africa ... daughter of Adrienne Burke ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major

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