FRESHMAN (1999-2000): At the 2000 NCAA Championships, earned first-team All-America honors in the 100m backstroke... Finished eighth in the 100m backstroke with a time of 1:01.15... Placed 17th in the 200m individual medley (2:14.64) and the 200m backstroke (2:12.70)... At the 2000 Pac-10 Championships finished fifth in the finals of the 100y back (55.07) and seventh in the finals of the 200 breast (2:16.02)... Swam the lead-off backstroke leg (56.34) of the Arizona "C" team in the 400 medley relay at Pac-10s... Holds the school's third-fastest times in the 100m back (54.62), the 200m back (1:58.89) and the 200m breast (2:18.61)... Has the school's fourth fastest time in the 200m individual medley with a time of 2:00.63.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in swimming for coach Jeff Warrensford at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Marietta, Ga... Team captain during 1998-99 senior year... Also swam for coach Tim O' Brien at SwimAtlanta swim club in Atlanta, Ga... High School All-American in the backstroke, breaststroke and individual medley... Qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke... Set the Georgia High School state record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.74... Set the Cobb County (Ga.) record in the 100 backstroke (56.93) and the 100 breaststroke (1:05.10)... 1999 Georgia state champion in the 100 breast (1:05.10) and the 200 IM (2:04.74)... Holds five individual records at Walton HS... Voted 1999 Georgia High School Female Athlete of the Year and 1999 State of Georgia High School Swimmer of the Year.
YEAR-BY-YEAR: At the 1999 American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas, placed first in the 100 backstroke in a time of 55.00 and first in the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:59.36... Also finished first in the 200 breast (2:14.93) to clinch a spot in the 2000 Olympic Trials in that event... Placed first in the 200 IM by clocking a time of 2:01.99 and finished second in the 100 breast (1:03.30)... At 1999 Senior Nationals, competed in the 100 breast (1:15.23), 200 breast (2:44.79), 100 back (1:07.79), 200 back (2:23.72), 200 IM (2:26.36) and the 400 IM (5:07.17)... At Junior Nationals in Charlotte, N.C., competed in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM, with the highlight coming as she recorded a third-place finish in the 100 back (55.90).
PERSONAL: Julie Michele Manitt... Born 8/25/81 in Atlanta, Ga... Daughter of Michael and Monique Manitt... Father is a graduate of Loyola University of Montreal, and mother is a graduate of University of Montreal... Father is a sales manager, and mother is a housewife... Hobbies include needlework and quilting.