Julia Shuford
Breast, IM

Julia Shuford

Breast, IM

Year Freshman
Height 5-4
Hometown Atlanta, Ga.
Last School Lakeside
Club Team Dynamo Swim Club
Julia Shuford

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll

 

2017-18 (Freshman): Competed for the Jackets in the 100 and 200 breast, and in the 200 and 400 IM events all season long … Recorded an NCAA B qualifying time of 2:14.91 in the 200 breast at the Bulldog Invitational … Posted the second-fastest time for Tech on the season in the 400 IM (4:27.80) … Turned in the third-best time on the team for the year in the 200 breast (2:14.91), which ranks sixth all-time in Tech history … Also recorded the fourth-fastest time in the 200 IM (2:05.07) and the fifth-best mark in the 100 breast (1:03.94) … Tallied 17 top-five individual finishes on the year … Picked up a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:19.50) at Northwestern … Also earned a pair of wins in the 200 breast (2:19.96) and 400 IM (4:31.02) in the home meet versus Delta State … Recorded a runner-up finish in the 100 breast (1:06.07) against Delta State and in the 200 breast versus Pittsburgh (2:19.15) and at nationally ranked Georgia (2:18.25) … Placed third in the 200 breast at Notre Dame (2:19.89) and at South Carolina (2:20.52) … Turned in a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 breast (1:07.37) and 200 breast (2:23.24) at SCAD … Had two fourth-place showings in the dual meet at South Carolina in the 100 breast (1:05.82) and the 200 IM (2:10.70) … Finished fifth overall in the 100 breast (1:05.80) and 200 IM (2:10.92) in the season-opening meet against Pittsburgh, in the 100 breast (1:05.57) and 200 IM (2:11.68) in the dual meet at Notre Dame, and in the 200 free (1:58.75) versus Emory on Senior Day … Also recorded times of 4:34.37 in the 400 IM at SCAD and 1:06.41 in the 100 breast against Emory, but was exhibitioned … Swam in the 100 breast (1:03.94), 200 breast (2:14.91) and 200 IM (2:05.07) events at the Bulldog Last Chance Invitational.

Before Tech: Swam for four years at Lakeside High School for head coach Tricia Newmeyer … Ranked as high as No. 21 overall in the state of Georgia in the 2017 class … Was a senior captain in 2016-17 … Broke three school records … Recorded a personal best time in the 100 breast SCY (1:04.27) and posted a seventh-place finish at the 2017 Georgia High School 6-7A State Championships her senior season … Placed fifth in the 100 breast (1:05.64) at the 2016 GHSA 6A Swimming Championships as a junior … Won the consolation finals in the 200 IM (2:08.42) at the state championship meet … Named the Lakeside High School team MVP … Also won the Gladiator Award, the Fab 5 Award and the Dynamic Duo Award … Was also a member of the Dynamo Swim Club … Broke the Greater Atlanta Christian Pool record for the 100 breast event in January 2016 … Met a number of both Summer Junior National and Winter Junior National standard times and ranks in the Dynamo Swim Club’s top-10 all-time in the 200 breast event … Turned in career-best times in the 200 IM LCM (2:24.85) and in the 200 breast LCM (2:36.56) at the 2017 Speedo Long Course Sectionals … Posted personal-best times in the 200 breast SCY (2:15.90) and the 400 IM SCY (4:26.93) at the 2017 Southern Premier meet … Also recorded personal-best times in the 200 IM SCY (2:06.07) at the 2016 USA Winter Junior National Championships and in the 100 breast LCM (1:14.48) at the 2016 Speedo Long Course Sectionals … A three-time USA Swimming scholastic all-American … Was a member of the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, the Beta Club and won two senior superlatives for Most Athletic and Outstanding Senior … Awarded academic all-American distinction for recording straight A’s for all four years in high school … Was given the LHS swim and dive team’s Viking Award for excellence in character, leadership, academics and athletic ability … Was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team at Lakeside High School.

Personal: Full name is Julia Evelyn Shuford … Daughter of Mark and Helen Shuford … Born Aug. 3, 1999 in Atlanta, Ga. … Has a younger brother named William … Both her parents graduated from Georgia Tech, father (1991) and mother (1991, 1993) … Chose Tech because of the amazing academic opportunities, the outstanding swimming & diving program with an elite coaching staff, and a family-like team atmosphere … Plans to major in biology.

 

Shuford’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENT TIME MEET
100 Breast 1:03.94 at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
200 Breast 2:14.91 at Bulldog Invitational (2/25/18)
200 IM 2:05.07 at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
400 IM 4:27.80 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational