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Caroline Burns
Position: Backstroke
Year: Senior
City/State: Severna Park, Md.
High School: Severn School
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As a senior:

  • Helped her team finish 3rd in the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.52) at the CAA Championships in the third-fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team win the 400 medley relay (3:40.14) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Placed 13th at the CAA Championships in the 100 freestyle (51.41) with a time that ranked seventh in program history.
  • Won 200 freestyle (1:56.12) in double-dual meet against UMBC and Rider.
  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2012

As a junior: 

  • Four top-three finishes in the 100 Backstroke
  • Set the second-fastest career mark in JMU History in the 200 backstroke (2:01.58) at the CAA Championships
  • Set the second-fastest career mark in JMU History in the 100 backstroke (56.59) at the CAA Championships
  • Helped her team finish 2nd in the 200 medley relay (1:40.95) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team win the 400 medley relay (3:40.53) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.


As a sophomore:

  • Part of the 200 medley relay team that turned in the fifth-fastest time in school history (1:46.63)
  • Won 200-yard backstroke event in double dual meet against Georgetown and American (2:09.18)

 

As a freshman:

  • Placed 13th at the CAA Championships in the 200 backstroke (2:04.98) with a prelim time (2:03.65) that ranked second in program history
  • Prelim time of 58.30 in 100 back at league meet was eighth-fastest ever at JMU
  • Helped her team place fifth, while breaking the JMU record, at the CAA Championships in the 400 medley relay (3:46.43)
  • Helped her team win the 200 medley relay (1:47.09) against Marshall while setting a Savage Natatorium Pool Record

Before JMU:

  • Three-time All-County honoree
  • Two-year team captain
  • As a senior, set school record in 100 back while winning the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) championship in the 100 back
  • IAAM All-Conference
  • As a junior, won 100 back in IAAM B Conference
  • Headmaster's List

Getting to know Caroline...

Name: Caroline Burns
Hometown:  Severna Park, Md.
High School:  Severn School
Parents' names: Scott and Peg
Siblings' names and ages:  Jeremy, 21


Why did you choose JMU?
It was a good fit for me both academically and with swimming, plus everyone was so nice and welcoming!

What is your major? 
Media Arts and Design

What do you enjoy most about JMU Swimming and Diving?
The girls and coaches

What are your goals for this season?
To get best times and have a good time doing it!

What are your favorite things about JMU?
Friendly atmosphere, the food

What is your favorite place on campus?
D-Hall? I don't really know anything else yet

What are your favorite:
                
Foods: Maryland Blue Crab baby, Sushi, Italian
             
TV Shows: Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters
             
Music: Alternative, Rock, Rap, a little Country

What is your favorite event and why?
100 back because 50 back isn't an event

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
Going to the beach, boating, playing with my dogs, talking