Julia Smit Named CollegeSwimming.com Swimmer Of The Week For Second Time

Feb. 22, 2007

Somers, Wis. - CollegeSwimming.com named Stanford freshman swimmer Julia Smit a National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday for the second time during the 2006-07 season. Breeden was the Division I women's representative and one of six swimmers across the country selected based on their performances from February 12-18, 2007.

Smit won three individual conference titles during an incredible meet at the Pac-10 Championships last Wednesday-Saturday to help Stanford finish second overall. Smit was a winner in the 200 (1:55.38) and 400 (4:04.02) individual medley races, as well as the 200 back (1:54.88). She currently has the nation's top time in all three events and broke a 15-year-old school record previously held by Summer Sanders with her 200 IM swim at the Pac-10's. She ranks second all-time at Stanford in the 400 IM with her swim at the Pac-10's that also set a new Pac-10 meet record, as well as third all-time in both the 200 back (1:53.95) and 200 free (1:45.41) with marks set earlier in her rookie season. In addition, she was swam on a 200 free relay team at the Pac-10's that set a new school mark (1:29.48) despite finishing second to Arizona.

Smit's selection marks the fourth time a Stanford women's swimmer has won the honor this season. Smit was selected previously on November 15, 2006, while Caroline Bruce (January 24, 2007) and Elaine Breeden (February 7, 2007) were also winners of the award.

The National Collegiate Swimmers of the Week are selected by a panel of collegiate coaches and nominated by coaches, sports information directors, conference representatives and CollegeSwimming.com staffers.Top-ranked Stanford (10-0, 6-0 Pac-10, 2nd Pac-10 Championships) is preparing for the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships to be held March 8-10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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