Burvill, Drake Qualify for 2020 NCAA Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Hannah Burvill and junior Kelsey Drake have earned spots in the NCAA Championships, it was announced Wednesday by the NCAA.  It is the third straight season Burvill has qualified for the championships, while Drake will make to her first championship appearance.

Burvill, a Pyrford, Great Britain, native, qualified in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.92. The time ranks 29th nationally in the event.  She will also compete in the 50 free (22.54) and 100 free (48.65) in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 18-21 at the Gabrielsen Natatorium.

Burvill’s times rank 56th in the 50 free and 43rd in the 100 free this season.  Last season, Burvill placed 28th in the 200 free, 30th in the 100 free, and 46th in the 50 free at the 2019 NCAA Championships.

Drake, a Marion, Iowa, native, qualified in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:55.89. This time ranks 32nd in the nation. Drake will also compete in the 100 fly (53.14) and 200 IM (1:59.41). Drake stands at 55th overall in the 100 fly and 64th in the 200 IM heading into the championships.

It is the sixth straight season Iowa has had at least one NCAA qualifier. The Hawkeyes will look to add to the total at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships from March 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.