Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Julie Manitt
Julie Manitt


Marietta, Georgia

High School:
George Walton HS





Personal Best 100y back 54.62 200y back 1:58.89 200y breast 2:16.61 200y IM 1:59.63

JUNIOR (2001-02): Earned 2002 All-America honorable mention honors after she participated in the 100y back at 2002 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas...Placed first in consolation final, ninth overall, in the 200y back when she touched the wall in 1:59.09 at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships...Placed eighth in the 100y back, in the time of 55.45...Against Wisconsin, Manitt finished third in the 100y breast (1:09.20), which was the second-fastest time for the 2001-02 season...Was in the top three of any Wildcat swimmers for the entire season in the 100y breast, 200y back, 100y back.

SOPHOMORE (2000-2001): At the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, placed 12th in the 200y backstroke with a time of 2:03.15... Came in 13th in the 100y backstroke (56.92)... Finished 16th in the 200y individual medley touching the wall in a time of 2:06.24... Holds Arizona's second-fastest times in the 100y backstroke (56.92) and in the 200y backstroke (2:04.17)... Holds the school's fourth-fastest time in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.62) and in the 200 individual medley (2:06.24), at the end of the 2001 season.

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.

PREP: 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 (1999): At the 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 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… Brother, Marc, attends the University of Georgia... Hobbies include shopping and working out.... Academic area of interest is psychology and business... Career objective is sports psychology.