LSU Gold
Individual Medley/freestyle
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Catholic HS

2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

Contributed to distance freestyle and several stroke disciplines throughout his career … Also a standout in the classroom who earned SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition all four seasons.

Swam freestyle, individual medley and butterfly races … Competed against UNO, Florida Atlantic and Texas A&M in the dual-meet season as well as the Cougar Classic Fall Invitational … Recorded season bests in the 200 I.M., 100 butterfly and 200 fly with times of 1:55.28, 52.49 and 1:58.89, respectively, in a win over UNO … Placed 19th in the 200 fly at the Cougar Classic … Recognized on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth-straight season … Earned his third varsity letter.

Saw action in every stroke discipline … Competed in every dual meet and Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational … Emerged victorious in the ‘C’ final of the 200 butterfly at the Art Adamson Invitational with a time of 1:54.28 … Posted a time of 1:44.68 in the 200 freestyle and a mark of 4:49.77 in the 500 free at the same meet … Registered a career best of 1:44.52 in the 200 free and a mark of 4:09.12 in the 400 I.M. against UNO at the LSU Invitational … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season … Earned his second varsity letter.

Added quality depth in many individual events … Participated in seven dual meets and the Georgia Tech Invitational … Notched fourth-place in the 200 breaststroke (2:17.79) in a dual-meet victory over Delta State … Posted a mark of 2:02.54 in the 200 butterfly in a win over Alabama… Swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.05 to register a sixth-place finish against South Carolina … Also recorded a time of 4:56.43 in the 500 free at the same meet … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll honors … Received his first varsity letter.

Contributed to the distance freestyle events … Saw action in every dual meet, the Art Adamson Invitational and the SEC Championships … Enjoyed his best meet of the season at SEC’s where he set season bests in three events … Placed 31st in the 500 free (4:48.84) and 31st in the 200 free (1:47.23) at the conference meet … Also recorded a time of 16:54.63 in the 1650 free at that meet, which ranked as the third-fastest clocking on the team all season … Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

All-state and All-metro swimmer at Catholic High School … A team captain and named Most Outstanding Swimmer … Two-time state champion in the 400 freestyle relay … Also won the state championship in the 500 free … Was the state runner-up in the 200 individual medley as a senior … Named Catholic High School Student of the Year as a senior … Junior National qualifier and a four-year honor student … Coached by Doug Logsdon.

Born March 16, 1988 … Parents are Ted and Pam Burford and Frank and Lisa Traina … Has one sister, Amy … Majoring in mechanical engineering.

200 freestyle, 1:44.52, 2009 vs. UNO
500 freestyle, 4:48.84, 2007 SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:54.28, 2008 Art Adamson Invitational
400 individual medley, 4:09.12, 2009 vs. UNO


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