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Natalie Purnell

Player profile

position
Breast/IM
year
Junior
hometown
Manassas, Va.
high school
Stonewall Jackson

Top Times

100 breast – 1:01.33

200 breast -2:12.94

200 IM – 2:03.73

400 IM – 4:21.40

2017-18

Finished 13th in the 200 breast with a personal best of 2:12.94 at the ACC Championships… placed 19th in the 400 IM (4:33.36) 16th in the 100 breast (1:03.73) and sixth in the 200 breast (2:14.53) at the GT Invite…turned in the top time in the 100 breast against Florida Atlantic at 1:03.58…added a third place finishes in the 200 breast vs. Notre Dame (2:17.80) and Miami/Alabama (2:17.19)…won the Hardest Worker award at the end of the year awards banquet…was chosen to be a team captain for the 2018-19 season…member of the ACC Honor Roll

2016-17: 

Placed 14th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:13.00 at the ACC Championships…also swam in the 100 breast and 200 IM…swam a personal best time at the UGA Invite in the 100 breast of 1:01.33 where she won the C final…was 13th in the 200 breast (2:14.35) and 400 IM (4:21.97)…also competed in the 200 IM….won Most Improved and Hardest Worker at the end of the year banquet…won the Golden Torch honor….member of the ACC Honor Roll

2015-16: 

Competed at the 2016 ACC Championships…swam a career best time in the 400 IM in the C final at the Georgia Invite at 4:21.40…also put up her personal best in the 200 IM and also swam in the bonus final of the 100 breast (1:04.45) and consolation final of the 200 breast where she placed 16th (2:19.58) after swimming a season best of 2:17.92….member of the ACC Honor Roll

High School: 

A three-time NCSA Junior National gold medalist…a Virginia High School 6A North A Finalist in 2013 and 2014 in the 100 breast..is the school record holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM and is a Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention in 2014…a member of Nation’s Capital Swim Club – the same team as current world record holder Katie Ledecky she was awarded the Coaches Award in 2012-13 and the Iron Horse Award for her dedication to the sport in 2014…a national qualifier.

Personal: 

Born Dec. 19, 1996…daughter of Time and Candice Purnell…is an International Baccalaureate Student and honor roll member at Stonewall Jackson High School…is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.