Stanford senior Julia Smit is winding down her career at Stanford with a bang, as she was named the National Swimmet of the Week by collegeswimming.com this past week thanks to her performance on the Cardinal’s trip to Southern California.
Smit won 5 individual events this past weekend against no. 9 USC and UCLA: the 100 and 200 freestyles and 200 breaststroke against the Trojans; and 200 backstroke and 200 IM against UCLA.
Smit has the nation’s top time in both I.M. distances (1:55.45 and 4:03.31 respectively), and the second best time in the 50 free (22.35) and 200 backstroke (1:52.83). In recent weeks, the Cardinal have come through a brutal schedule unscathed, including no. 3 Arizona and no.9 USC. Stanford still has its huge annual dual with chief-rival, no. 4 California, on February 13th.
This is Smit’s second national award of the season, and she previously won in November after an impressive performance at the Toshiba cup.
The Men’s Award was won by Arizona’s Jack Brown