The Alabama swimming and diving teams are in Blacksburg, Virginia this week to compete in the H2Okie Fall Invitational at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Competition starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The Alabama men fell to the Bulldogs 164-128 while the Tide women lost 164-130 to the defending NCAA and SEC Champion Georgia women
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Summer: Earned a place on the United States National Team after posting a 2:26.22 in 200-meter breaststroke during prelims of the USA Summer National Championships, the third fastest time in the prelims, which ranked her 27th in the world at the time ... first active Alabama swimmer to earn a place on Team USA since the early 1990s ... swam a 1:08.65 in the 100m breaststroke at the USA Summer National Championships to set the school long course meters record in the event ... finished sixth in the 50m breaststroke at the USA Summer National Championships
2014 - Junior: Voted captain of the 2014 women's team ... earned All-American honors after taking seventh in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships ... also competed in the 200 breaststroke and both medley relays at the NCAA Championships ... broke her own school-record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.17 on the way to a third-place finish at the SEC Championships ... ranks third all-time at Alabama in the 200 breaststroke after finishing seventh at the SEC Championships with a time of 2:08.43 ... part of the school-record setting 200 medley relay at the SEC Championships which posted a 1:37.24 ... part of the school-record setting 400 medley relay which posted a 3:34.08 in the prelims of the NCAA Championships ... scored in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships after swimming a career-best 1:59.30 in the prelims to rank third all-time at Alabama ... had eight individual victories during the regular season ... named First Team All-SEC.
2013 - Sophomore: Won both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes against Delta State ... won the 200 breaststroke against Missouri ... scored in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, taking 16th place ... scored in the 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, taking 10th and posting a career-best time of 2:10.36, which ranks her second all-time at Alabama ... competed in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the NCAA Championships ... posted Alabama's top time of the season in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
2012 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley in the NCAA Championships ... posted a career-best time in the 200 individual medley 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 ... 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 ... set Kentucky state record in the 100 breaststroke ... won the Kentucky state 100 breaststroke title five years in a row and won the 200 individual medley in 2008 ... six-time Kentucky All-State and All-Region team ... earned the 2011 KHSAA Outstanding Performance award ... set USS National Age Group record 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 Robertson and Todd Burchell ... sister, Laylee ... general health studies major ... born May 4, 1993.
Top Times: 100 breaststroke 59.17 SR 200 breaststroke 2:08.43 200 individual medley 1:59.30