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Julia Smit Named Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/18/2007

January 15, 2007

Freshman Julia Smit (Mt. Sinai, NY/Mt. Sinai) of the Stanford women's swimming team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week of Jan. 8-14.

Smit continued her outstanding rookie collegiate season by winning five individual events and a relay to lead Stanford to victories at No. 2 Arizona and No. 23 Arizona State in the team's first two Pac-10 dual meets of the season. Smit was the only person in the meet versus the Wildcats to reach the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard in an event, hitting it three times during victories in the 200 IM (1:59.47) and 200 back (1:57.46) as well as with her leadoff 100 back leg (54.33) of Stanford's winning 400 medley relay squad. Smit currently has the nation's best time in both the 200 back (1:53.95) and 400 IM (4:07.28) this season, while posting NCAA 'A' times in a total of five individual events and as a member of three relay teams, and moving into the school's list of all-time top performers in five separate individual events.

This is Smit's first Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor. Smit and the rest of the Cardinal women's swimming squad return to action Jan. 19 against UCLA at 1 p.m.

Past Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week
Jan. 1-Jan. 7 Lawrence Hill
Dec. 25-Dec. 31 Brooke Smith
Dec. 18-Dec. 25 Tanner Gardner
Dec. 11-Dec. 17 Jayne Appel
Dec. 4-Dec. 10 Cynthia Barboza
Nov. 27-Dec. 3 Lawrence Hill
Nov. 20-Nov. 26 Arianna Lambie
Nov. 14-Nov. 19 Josh Zupancic
Nov. 6-Nov. 13 Michael Okwo
Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Celia Durkin
Oct. 23-Oct. 29 Rachel Buehler
Oct. 16-Oct. 22 Janson Wigo
Oct. 9-Oct. 16 Bryn Kehoe
Oct. 1-Oct. 8 Liz Robinson
Sept.25-Oct. 1 Neftalem Araia
Sept.18-Sept. 24 John Moore


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