Sophomore Angely Martinez led Alabama on day four of the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships being held in Texas A&M Natatorium this week after taking eighth place in the platform diving event.
Alabama Highlights: 2012 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM in the NCAA Championships ... posted a career-best time in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:00.28, which ranks fifth all-time for the Tide ... finaled in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, taking sixth ... posted a career-best time of 1:00.53 in the prelims of the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships which ranks her second all-time at Alabama ... scored in 200 breaststroke at SEC Championships, taking 11th place and recording a career-best time of 2:12.20 which ranks her fourth all-time at Alabama ... member of the school record-setting 200 and 400 medley relays at the SEC Championships ... earned the Tide's Angelika Knipping Most Valuable Newcomer award ... Freshman All-Southeastern Conference ... twice named SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week.
Prep Highlights: Coached by Rick Babuka at Telford YMCA and the late Tim Cahill at Colonel Aquatics ... competed in Australia as a member of the United States Junior National Team, setting the Australian Open record in the 50-meter breaststroke ... Kentucky state record holder in the 100 breaststroke ... won the Kentucky state 100 breaststroke title five years in a row and won the 200 IM in 2008 ... six-time Kentucky All-State and All-Region team ... earned the 2011 KHSAA Outstanding Performance award ... USS National Age Group record holder in the 50 breaststroke ... silver medalist in the 100 breaststroke at the 2009 USA Junior National Championships ... USA Olympic Trials qualifier in 2008 and 2012.
Personal Information: Full name: Patricia Kaylin Burchell ... daughter of Lynne and Todd Burchell ... sister, Laylee ... pre-occupational therapy major ... born May 4, 1993.
Top Times: 100 breaststroke 1:00.53 200 breaststroke 2:12.20 200 IM 2:00.28