UB’s Megan Burns On NCAAs: “I Never Thought I Would Make This Meet”

After a killer MAC Championships performance, the University at Buffalo’s Megan Burns will represent the Bulls at the 2016 Women’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships this week at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

Burns, the sole qualifier for the Bulls, will compete in the 50 and 100 free. She goes into the 50 tied for 20th from her school record setting 22.16 MAC conference relay lead-off. She is ranked 31st in the 100 free with 48.65.

A spot in the top 16 is certainly a possibility for Burns. The entries are packed incredibly close, and last season it took 22.14 and 48.59 to make the 50 and 100 free ‘B’ finals.

At MAC Championships last month, Burns, a sophomore, was the repeat champion in the 50 free (22.24) and the 100 free (48.67). She also scored a medal in the 200 free, placing third in 1:48.01. Her quick 1:46.90 anchor leg also propelled her team to a conference championship in the 800 free relay.

This will be Burns’s first-ever NCAA appearance.

The Buffalo women, led by coach Andy Bashor, who also is interviewed in the video, finished fourth overall at this season’s MAC Championships.

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Greg

“So there were these three mice. The first one, well he doesn’t matter. The second one, well he doesn’t matter either. But the third one, well he was stoking the fire with…………………! No, I said the third one was stoking the fire with……………….!”

Proud of you Coach Bashor! You’ve come a long way! Another sprinter develops in your program and makes the NCAA meet. Keep it going!!!

Brad Flood

Congratulations Coach Andy, Megan and the UB Buffalo Swimming program! Great accomplishment!! But the Season’s not over til Sunday, put the icing in this awesome cake.

I agree with Greg, Coach you’ve come a long way since setting YMCA 10 & under National Records as a Chambersburg Charger! So proud of you and the job you’re doing at Buffalo!

Good Luck this week Megan.

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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