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Burke Sims
Position: Free
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
High School: Downers Grove North

Best Times at Stanford: 200 Free (1:43.49, 2011), 500 Free (4:24.56, 2012), 1650 Free (15:40.24, 2010), 200 Back (1:59.88, 2010)

International Competition: Competed in both the 200 and 400 freestyles at the Junior Nationals in August, 2009 where he was 11th in the 200 (1:52.77) and 16th in the 400 (4:04.70).... also swam at the at the Junior Nationals in 2008 in the 500, 800 and 1000 freestyles... swam in the 1650 freestyle at Junior Nationals in 2007.

2011-12 Season (Junior): Swam a best of 4:24.56 at the Pac-12 championships in the 500 free.

2010-11 Season (Sophomore): Out for much of the season with an injury, coming back to swim 1:43.49 at Pac-10s in the 200 free.

2009-10 Season (Freshman): Swam a best time of 15:40.24 at the Pac-10 Championships in March as part of the team's 29th-straight Pac-10 title.

High School: Part of the nation's top recruiting class... four year varsity letterman set the state record in the 500 freestyle in 2009, also winning the state title... finished third in the state meet in the 200, earning first team all-state in both disciplines... also named a NISCA All-American in the 100, 200 and 500 free and 200 and 400 freestyle relays... in 2008 earned a second place showing in the 500 free and third place showing in the 200... named first team all-state in both events... as a sophomore, finished fourth in the 500 and ninth in the 200, earning second team all-state honors in the 500... left the school as record holders in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyles, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 medley and 200 and 400 relays.

Personal: Majoring in economics and history... parents are David and Janice... has three younger sisters, Haley, and twins, Madeline and Gabrielle... mother, Janice, played volleyball at Southern Illinois in the mid 1980s, earning all-conference her senior year... also competed in Russia and in Europe with the Canadian National team.... father, David, was part of Coach Kenney's first recruiting class, swimming from 1980 to 1984 and was a member of the U.S. National team that boycotted the Olympics in 1980... David is a former all-American and Pac-10 Champion who set the school-record in the 1650 freestyle.