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Rachael
Burnett
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Springfield, Va.
Height: 5-10
Sport: Women's Swimming
Position: Free/IM

Biography

At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Earned All-America Honorable Mention honors with at 16th-place finish in the 800 free relay (7:13.09), 11th-place finish in the 1650 free (16:06.61) and 14th-place finish in the 500 free (4:21.23) at the NCAA Championships
  • Named Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer at the Big East Championships after winning the 1650 free (16:13.39), 500 free (4:39.63) and 200 free (1:46.23)
  • Set a new Big East record as a member of the 800 free relay (7:06.87), while also finishing second in the 200 medley relay (1:39.99) and third in both the 400 medley relay (3:40.20) and 400 free relay (3:21.87) at the Big East Championships
  • Had three first-place finishes in the 100 free (52.26), 200 free (1:50.31) and 500 free (4:54.18) at Ohio
  • Finished first in the 200 free (1:52.42), 500 free (4:57.32) and 1000 free (10.01.35) against Pitt
  • Finished first in the 400 IM (4:17.41) and 500 free (4:46.48) and second in the 1650 (16:21.77) at the Pitt Invitational
  • Had a sixth-place finish in the 800 free (8:47.44) at the AT&T Winter National Championships, and also placed ninth in the 400 free (4:14.96), 22nd in the 400 IM (4:54.07) and 31st in the 200 free (2:03.97)
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Named Co-Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer at the Big East Championships
  • Big East champion in the 500 free (4:43.04) and 400 IM (4:14.41)
  • Was a member of second-place 800 free relay (7:11.32) and third-place 400 medley relay (3:42.57) at the Big East Championships
  • Took first in the 1000 free (9:58.35) at Pitt
  • Finished third in 500 free (4:48.08), 10th in 200 fly (2:03.99) and fourth in the 400 IM (4:18.54) at the Nike Cup Invitational
  • Finished first in 500 free (4:56.93) and the 400 IM (4:29.76) at Louisville
  • Placed second in the 400 IM (4:22.13) and first in 500 free (4:57.87) against Penn State
At West Virginia in 2009-10
  • Broke two individual school and pool records
  • Earned All-America Honorable Mention status as part of the 15th-place 400 free relay (3:20.59) team at the NCAA Championships
  • Member of the 400 free relay (3:17.72) and 800 free relay (7:10.03) that finished in first place at the Big East Championships, and also was a conference champion in the 500 free (4:41.65)
  • Took first in the 400 IM (4:22.72) against Virginia Tech and Duquesne
  • Took first in the 200 free (1:50.63), 200 fly (2:03.82) and 500 free (4:58.47) at Pitt
  • Took fourth in the 500 free (4:46.64) at the Ohio State Invitational, and also finished second in the 400 IM (4:17.72) and 11th in the 200 free (1:50.72)
  • Finished in first against Penn State and Colgate in the 200 free (1:52.19) and 500 free (4:56.88)
In High School
  • Four-year Virginia state qualifier at Annandale High
  • Set a state record in the 500 free during the 2009 state championships, and also placed second in the 200 free
  • As a junior, finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 free
  • Finished in first place in the 500 free and third in the 200 free during sophomore year
  • Four-time Washington Post All-Met selection
  • Member of the Potomac Marlins
  • U.S. Open and Junior National qualifier
Personal
  • Daughter of Bill and Jaelyn Burnett
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is January 10
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member

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Swimming: Burnett Earns BIG EAST Honor
Posted: 12.2.10

Swimming: Burnett Earns BIG EAST Honor
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