Georgia Tech freshman Christian Ferraro set a new school record with an NCAA A qualifying time to secure himself a spot in the 200 fly at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships .
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have a number of swimmers compete this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming will have a number of individuals compete at two events this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming had two swimmers in Julia Shuford and Grace Mauldin record NCAA B qualifying times this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming and diving swept the Emory Eagles in dual meet action on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center
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)|
|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|