Burke Wins Fourth CAA Award This Season

Towson University senior swimmer Kaitlin Burke was named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday, league officials announced. It is the fourth time she earned the award this season.

After qualifying for the 2013 AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals, Burke put on quite a memorable performance. She racked up two NCAA ‘B’ cut times while competing in three events for Towson.

Burke placed 36th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.21, 12th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:45.12 and fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:07.19. Her time in the 1,650-yard was a lifetime best.

“Kaitlin had two very good swims in her 500 and 1,650,” Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. ” It was great to see her perform so well at such a high level. I am looking forward to what the remainder of the season holds for her.”

Burke was an Honorable Mention All-American in the 1,650-yard freestyle event last season, finishing 13th with a time of 16:09.10 at the NCAA meet.

This release was provided to SwimSwam of Towson Swimming and Diving.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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