Northern Michigan Scores Verbals from In-Stater Becca Burrows, Cali’s Cecilia Hagewood

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Burrows, Cecilia Hagewood

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NEW COMMITS: Northern Michigan University has added two new verbal commitments for the 2021-22 season from Grand Rapids, Mich. native Becca Burrows and Cecilia Hagewood of Chula Vista, Calif.

Both talented swimmers will suit up for the Wildcats as a member of the class of 2025 along with Heidi BillingsEmma Clifford,  Zoe DeKievitElla Houwers, and Faith Sill.


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Photo Courtesy: Becca Burrows

She told Swimming World:

“I am SO SO excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim & study at Northern Michigan University!! Thank you to my coaches, family, friends, & teammates for always being so supportive of me through this journey! Can’t wait to be a Wildcat :)”

Primarily a freestyler and butterflyer, Burrows does her club swimming with East Grand Rapids Aquatics. Last summer, she raced five events at Cleveland Sectionals where she recorded a best time in the 50m fly.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 24.37
  • 100 free – 53.10
  • 200 free – 1:53.04
  • 100 fly – 58.34

Also competing for Grand Rapids Christian High School, Burrows is a six-time Michigan DIII State Championship finalist. She placed eighth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free as a junior while taking third in the 200 free and seventh in the 100 fly during her sophomore season.


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Photo Courtesy: Cecilia Hagewood via CollegeSwimming

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to have committed to NMU, it is such an amazing team with an amazing coaching staff, the campus was beautiful as was the scenery. I’d like to give a special thanks to my supporting friends and family as well as coaches Tyler and Paul on SDSA. I’d also like to give a huge thanks Coach Krissy and Tom from South Bay Aquatics, I could not have made it as far as I have without them. I can’t wait to be a Wildcat!”

Hagewood, who swims year-round with San Diego Seaport Aquatics, raced to seventh in the 100 breast at the San Diego Imperial Classic in February before going on to earn a best time at Carlsbad Sectionals. She was the runner-up in the 100m breast at the San Diego Junior Olympics last summer and raced four events at Mount Hood Futures.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 24.15
  • 100 free – 53.07
  • 50 breast – 30.37
  • 100 breast – 1:04.32
  • 200 breast – 2:24.11

A current senior at Edison High School, Hagewood raced the 100 breast at the CIF State Championships in 2019. She is also a four-time CIF San Diego DI Section Championship finalist, taking third in the 100 breast and fifth in the 50 free during her sophomore season.

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