UND Roster

2007-08 Swimming and Diving Roster

Natalie Burke


Class Senior
Hometown Cape Town, South Africa

Her lone appearance came during the Shamrock Invitational … went 58.74 in the 100 Free, 1:10.76 in the 100 Breast and 1:04.64 in the 100 Fly.

Sixth-fastest individual for the Irish in the 200 Breast with a season-best time of 2:28.29 versus Michigan State … competed in the 50 and 100 Free for first time in Irish career … set season-best times in each at the 2007 Shamrock Invitational with 25.95 (50 Free) and 56.99 (100 Free) … made first appearance in the 100 Fly during junior campaign … marked season-best time in the event at the Minnesota Invitational with a time of 1:00.17.

Qualified to compete in three events at the BIG EAST Championships … placed 22nd in the 100 Breast (1:07.62), 23rd in the 200 Breast (2:25.42) and 26th in the 200 IM (2:09.31) … had her best time of the season in the 100 Breast at the Notre Dame Invitational (1:06.90) as she finished 10th … also set her season best times in four other events at the Notre Dame Invitational: 50 Free (26.36), 100 Free (57.62), 100 Fly (59.83) and 200 Fly (2:22.80).

Talented breaststroke specialist qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in both the 100 and 200 Breast … finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke at the BIG EAST meet … ended up fourth on the team in the 100 Breast with a season-best time of 1:06.06 … finished 17th in the 200 Breast at the BIG EAST meet and 27th in the 200 IM … helped the Irish win four relay races during the 2004-05 dual meet season … competed in the 2004 World Championship.

THE BURKE FILE: South African national champion in 50- and 100m Breast in 2004 … participated in Olympic trials, but barely missed a spot on her nation[apos]s team … three-sport athlete at Reddam House College in Cape Province, South Africa … earned four letters in swimming and water polo and two letters in field hockey … undefeated state champion in the breaststroke as a senior … competed on the South African junior swim team in 2001 and 2002 … team won the 2004 Short Course Championship … nationally ranked during her junior and senior seasons … born Jan. 8, 1985, in South Africa … daughter of Adrienne Burke … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major