Career Entering 2018-19: 2018 & 2017 CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... 2017 All-Patriot League Second Team ... scored 78 points at the Patriot League Championships ... enters the 2018-19 season with Bucknell's fourth-fastest 200 backstroke (1:58.74), fifth-fastest 100 backstroke (55.34) and 10th-fastest 200 IM (2:04.46) times ... also member of top 200 medley relay team (1:42.56) ... one-time Patriot League Swimmer of the Week ... 10 wins in individual events ... three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2017-18 (Junior): CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... scored 23 points at the Patriot League Championships by placing fifth in the 200 backstroke, 10th in the 100 backstroke and 15th in the 200 IM ... scored victories in the 200 backstroke in duals against Bryant, Army/Boston College and Lehigh ... also posted five runner-up finishes in individual events over the course of the season ... placed third in the 200 backstroke and fifth in the 100 backstroke at the Bucknell Invite ... also member of the fourth-place 400 medley relay and seventh-place 200 medley relay teams.
2016-17 (Sophomore): CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... All-Patriot League Second Team ... scored 32 points at the Patriot League Championships, taking sixth in the 200 back, seventh in the 200 IM, and 10th in the 100 back ... was on the 200 medley relay that finished third ... swam eight events during the season (100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 200 back, 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 breast) ... five first-place finishes ... named the Patriot League Swimmer of the Week (10/4) after winning the 200 back and 100 IM against UMBC ... also won the 200 back in meets against NYU and Lehigh ... won the 100 back against Loyola.
2015-16 (Freshman): Scored 23 points at the Patriot League Championships with a fifth-place finish in the 200 back and a ninth-place finish in the 100 back ... also took 21st in the 200 IM while posting season-best times in all three events ... competed at the ECAC Championships, where she took 17th in the 100 free and 22nd in the 100 fly with season-best times ... swam eight different events during the season (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 200 back, 100 IM, 200 IM) ... had six top-three finishes, including wins in the 200 back in meets against Boston University and Wagner.
High School: Earned two letters in cross country and four in swimming at Cranford High School … two-year swim team captain … named Union County Rookie of the Year as a freshman … four-time first team all-county selection … junior year, named third-team all-state … named second-team all-state as a senior … won Union County swimmer of the year as a junior … named Cranford High School and Union County Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Julie Marie Byrne … born June 8, 1997 in Cranford, New Jersey … daughter of Jim and Mary-Beth Byrne … mother was a three-year varsity cross country runner at Clarion University … father played basketball at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison … has one older sister, Megan, and one younger sister, Lauren … cousin, Jimmy Henkel, played hockey at RIT and played for the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies … cousin Krystalyn Chritenesen played hockey at Neumann University … cousin, Jack Byrne, plays basketball at Skidmore College ... majoring in early childhood education.