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Julia Banach
Position: Breast
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eilat, Israel
High School: Hof Hasharon HS
Club: Hapoel Eilat Swim Club
Experience: 2 Letters
Julia Banach Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 09/29/2013
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Banach’s successful sophomore season was highlighted by four event wins and a scoring performance at the SEC Championships. Two of those wins took place at the triple-dual meet against Missouri, Kentucky and Southern Illinois, where she took the top spot in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:04.08 and 2:18.38 respectively. Banach swam a career-best 2:12.70 in the 200 breaststroke in the following meet at the Houston Cougar Invitational in Houston, Texas. Banach also swam a personal-best time in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships. Her time of 1:01.69 contributed five points to the overall 6th place finish for the Razorbacks at the SEC Championships.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Banach submitted a stellar freshman season in which she achieved four first-place finishes and nine in the top three. Banach highlighted her first season as a Razorback at the Rice Invitational, placing first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.55. The mark was Arkansas’ second-fastest of the season in the event and was an NCAA ‘B’ cut qualifying time. Banach also placed first in the 200 breaststroke against Kansas, and in the 100 breaststroke against Kansas and Vanderbilt. Her top 100 breaststroke time of the season came in her first swim at the SEC Championships, where Banach clocked a time of 1:03.07.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Banach graduated from Hof Hasharon High School in 2011. She swam for Happoel Eilat Club in Eilat, Israel, and brought a wealth of international experience to the Razorbacks. She swam at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade in 2008, the World Championships in Rome in 2009 and the European Championships in Budapest in 2010. Banach is the Israeli record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke.

PERSONAL: Julia Banach was born May 3, 1992 in the Ukraine to Sergey and Olga Banach. She grew up in Israel and has one younger sister, Anna. Her father, Sergey, is a swim coach in Israel. Banach came to Arkansas because of the combination of high-level athletics and academics, and plans to major in graphic design.

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