Briana Burns
Briana  Burns


Spotsylvania, Va.

High School:
James Monroe HS




2008-09 (Junior): Recorded career-best times during the C-USA Championships in the 100 freestyle (53.42) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.00) on Feb. 25... Her time in the 100 freestyle ranks eighth in school history.

2007-08(Sophomore): One of the Thundering Herd's top returners in the sprint events ... Earned All-Conference USA honors as a member of the team's 200-yard Medley Relay team ... Earned a top-16 finish in the 50 and a top-10 finish in the 100 breast ... Set a lifetime best in the 50 free with a 24.67 in the 50 at conference ... Ranks in the top-10 in school history in the 50,100-yard free and 100 breaststroke.

2006-07 (Freshman): Led the Herd in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.89 at the C-USA Championships, placing her fifth all-time in school history ... Her season best 55.05 in the 100-yard freestyle was among the top-10 best in school history...Recorded a season-best 1:08.28 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the C-USA Championships...Was a part of the relay team that finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the West Virginia Relay meet.

Prior to Marshall: Lettered four seasons for head coach Laura Pinkerton at James Monroe High School...Was a three-time First Time All-Area selection...Holds the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle...Is the district record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke and freestyle events as well as the 200-yard medley relay...Was a YMCA national qualifier in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle as well as the 50-, 100- and 200-yard breaststroke...Was a member of the USS Top 16 200-yard medley and freestyle relay teams.

Personal: Full name is Briana Rae Burns...Born March 3, 1988...Daughter of Duane and Alicia Burns...Was Student Government vice president during her junior year...Was senior class vice president...Was a James Monroe scholar as a sophomore and senior...Undecided on major.