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Name: Buffy BurkeHonored by The Carroll County...


Name: Buffy Burke

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Setting four Western Maryland College records in women's swimming in her freshman season

Age: 18

Residence; hometown: LaPlata, Charles County

Education: Freshman at Western Maryland College in Westminster; graduate ofSt. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown, Charles County

Family: Mother: Eleanor, homemaker; Father: Henry, doctor at Physicians Memorial Hospital in LaPlata; Brothers: Larry, Bobby and Jimmy; Sisters: Julie and Shelley

Activities/hobbies: Enjoys watching football, baseball and ice hockey, enjoys her political science major

Accomplishments: Has set four Western Maryland school swimming records: 100-meter freestyle (54.7 seconds); 200 freestyle (1:59.8); 500 freestyle (5:20.7) and 200 individual medley (2:18.14), member of the Maryland Zones Team with United States Swimming in Charles County

Recipient's comments: "I've been surprised how well I've done and the whole team. Many swimmers have improved on their times from last year. I'm hoping to qualify for the NCAAs. It may be tough, but I should be able to qualify."

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