Aurora Belk
Aurora Belk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Minneapolis South

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
10/12/1984



2005-06: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Big Ten finalist in both breaststroke races, finishing eighth in both the 100 (1:04.44) and 200 (2:18.97) ... established personal and season bests in both breaststroke events during prelims of the conference meet with marks of 1:03.52 and 2:17.16 ... 100 breast time of 1:03.52 is the fourth-best in program history ... winner of two 100 breast titles and one 200 breast crown during regular season ... competed regularly in the 200 and 400 individual medley ... winner of the 100-meter breast race at the Indiana Senior State Championships with a time of 1:14.69.

2004-05: Scored at the Big Ten Championships in both the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley ... was ninth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:17.16, a personal record and the fourth fastest in school history ... 200 IM time of 2:06.15 placed her 15th and posted a prelim time of 2:05.95 ... just missed consolation finals of 100 breast at Big Ten's with 17th place and personal record time of 1:04.68 ... won 200 breast at dual meets against Indiana and Michigan State.

2003-04: CSCAA Honorable Mention Academic All-American ... posted the team's fastest times of the season in the 100 and 200 breaststroke during prelims of the Big Ten Championships ... her 200 breast time of 2:17.56 established a new freshman record and was an NCAA provisional cut, as well ... finished 11th in the finals of the 200 breast at the conference championships with a mark of 2:17.69 ... just missed reaching the finals of the 100 breast, placing 17th in the 100 breast at 1:04.77 ... earned her first career wins with a breaststroke sweep over Arkansas, posting times of 1:05.88 (100 breast) and 2:21.83 (200 breast) ... won the 200 breast against Michigan State with a time of 2:20.85 and was the runner-up in the 100 breast (1:05.73) ... earned third-place showings in the 100 breast against Iowa and Indiana and at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... placed second in the 200 breast vs. the Hoosiers, touching the wall in 2:26.91.

High School: Graduated from Minneapolis South High School in 2003 ... team captain during senior year ... Junior National and U.S. Open qualifier ... awarded the team's hardest worker award for the 2002-03 season ... named Metro Athlete of the Week as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society ... competed for Twin Cities swim team under coach Jim Andersen.

Personal: Given name is Aurora Lee Belk ... born Oct. 12, 1984 ... daughter of Russell Belk and Beth Gilhooly ... has one brother, Joseph, and two sisters, Molly and Elinor ... movement and sports sciences major.