Bucknell University
Bucknell Women's Swimming and Diving BIO
 Julie Byrne

Career: One-time Second Team All-Patriot League (2017) ... scored 55 points at the Patriot League Championships (23 in 2016, 32 in 2017) ... owns the program's third-best time in the 200 back (1:58.74) and the fifth-best time in the 100 back (55.34) ... on two relays with program top-10 times, including the record holding 200 medley relay ... one-time Patriot League Swimmer of the Week ... seven wins in individual events ... two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Second Team All-Patriot League ... 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 ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

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 ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

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.

Position: Back/IM/Fly
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cranford, N.J.
High School: Cranford
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