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Julie Suarez

position

Backstroke/freestyle

Height

5-8

Class

Freshman

Hometown

West Palm Beach, Fla.

High School

Forest Hill Community

Sophomore (2015-16)…
Once again served as one of Miami’s top point-getters in second season with Hurricanes…Posted time of 4:55.32 in 500-yard freestyle at 2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C., making her one of top-10 performers in event in program history…Finished 200 free in 1:51.30 and 100 free in 50.70 at ACC Championships…Prelim time of 49.93 for 100 free moved her into top-10 performer in program history in event, tying for fourth…Opening leg of 200 free relay (23.38) at ACCs made her top-10 performer in event in history… Captured win in 100 free (50.59) and took third in 200 free (1:51.32) in dual meet with FIU (Jan. 30)…Added fourth-place finish in 500 free (5:05.05) against Panthers…Earned narrow wins in 100 free (51.48) and 200 free (1:51.41) in dual meet with FGCU (Jan. 16)…Won 100 free (52.26) and captured second-place finishes in 200 free (1:51.06) and 500 free (5:03.03) in tri-meet with Kansas and Rutgers (Jan. 9)…Took second in 100 free (51.30) in dual meet with Princeton (Nov. 6)…Added fifth-place finishes in 200 free (1:54.02) and 500 free (5:06.65) against Tigers…Finished 100 free in third place (52.50) in tri-meet with Texas A&M and Incarnate Word (Oct. 30)…Won 50 free (24.09) and took second in 200 free (1:51.79) in Dual-A-Palooza hosted by FIU (Oct. 17)…Finished third in 100 free (51.34) and eighth in 200 free (1:57.38) at All-Florida Invite (Sept. 18-20)…Captured fifth place in “B” final of 100 back (58.63) and sixth in “B” final of 500 free (5:07.97) at All-Florida…Member of 400 free relay team that took second (3:24.56) at All-Florida.

True Freshman (2014-15)…
Served as one of team’s top point-getters and one of ACC’s most impressive freshman in first season with Hurricanes…Member of four free relay teams that cracked top-10 all-time marks in respective events, and set two of top-10 all-time marks in 200 yard freestyle…Swam first leg of 200 free relay team that set school record with time of 1:31.66 at 2015 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta…Recorded personal-best time of 1:48.69 in 200 free at Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 22), marking seventh-best time in program history … Competed on 400 free relay team that set sixth-best mark in history at Georgia Tech Invitational, finishing in 3:22.81…Swam first leg of 800 free relay that recorded third-best time in UM history, finishing in 7:17.69 at 2015 ACC Championships …Recorded eighth-best time in UM history in 200 free at ACC Championships, registering time of 1:48.82…Finished fifth in 200 free (1:56.01) in quad-meet with UNC-Wilmington, Georgia Tech and host Virginia Tech (Jan. 24)…Took first in 200 free in tri-meet with Rutgers and Tulane (Jan. 10), touching wall in time of 1:53.78…Picked up first win of career by earning first in 200 backstroke (2:06.37) in dual meet win over Illinois State (Nov. 8)…Took second place in 200 IM vs. Redbirds (2:10.98)…Finished 200 free in 1:52.15 at SMU Classic (Oct. 17)…Finished seventh in “A” final of 200 backstroke (2:05.17) in collegiate debut at All-Florida Invitational (Oct. 5).

High School/Prep…
Four-year letterwinner at Forest Hill HS…Won Palm Beach County championship freshman and senior year…District and regional championship junior and senior seasons…State qualifier all four years at Forest Hill…Recorded second-fastest time of any senior in Florida in 100-yard backstroke…Top eight finisher at states in sophomore year (bronze medal) and senior year (silver)…Served as team captain for all three years.