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Julia Kucherich
Position: IM
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: York, Pa.
High School: York Suburban HS
Club: York YMCA
Experience: 3 Letters
Julia Kucherich - Bio
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 08/26/2010
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Julia Kucherich built on a solid freshman season by proving herself as one of the most versatile Razorback swimmers as a sophomore. Kucherich competed in nine events and all four strokes, and earned 15 top five finishes on the season. She was second in the 200 fly and third in the 200 IM to start the season against Auburn, posting respective times of 2:06.39 and 2:05.17. The following meet, Kucherich was second in the 400 IM against Florida with a time of 4:22.07, second in the 200 back in a season-best 2:01.78, and third in the 1,000 free against the Gators in 10:03.12, also a season-best. Kucherich swam her fastest 1,650 freestyle of the year at the SEC Championships, clocking 16:31.56 to place 10th and score for Arkansas. Her best 400 IM also came at the SEC meet, where she finished in 4:15.36, an NCAA B Cut time, to place 14th and score again. Kucherich had her best finish in the 200 IM at the Tennessee Invitational, finishing in 2:02.51 to place sixth. Kucherich earned qualification for the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 200 backstroke and the 400 IM.

FRESHMAN (2010-11): Kucherich proved to be a vital part of the Razorback team in her freshman season. She made her mark with five first-place finishes and 14 top-three places in her respective events. The freshman earned an NCAA 'B cut time on four occasions in the 400 individual medley, with her best time of the season coming at the Southeastern Conference Championships with a season-best time of 4:14.25. She earned her first 'B cut time at the Purdue Invitational when she placed second in both the prelims and the finals. Her efforts at the Purdue Invitational helped Arkansas to place first in the meet by more than 100 points. The 200 backstroke proved to be Kucherich's top event as she finished first three times throughout the season. She won her first event as a Razorback at the double-dual meet against North Texas and Tulane (Oct. 9) with a time of 2:03.30. In the 200 IM, Kucherich had her best finish of the season at the Purdue Invite as well and finished third in the prelims with a time of 2:02.47. She competed in the 1,000 free at four different meets and earned her best finish at the Houston dual (Jan. 21) when she took third. She raced in the 200 fly just once during her freshman season, but came in first at the dual at Vanderbilt (Oct. 15).

Kucherich, one of the top 400 individual medley swimmers in the country, was a U.S. National Junior Team Member in the 400m IM and a 2008 Olympic Trials Qualifier in both the 200 back and 400 IM.

PERSONAL: Julia Anne Kucherich was born December 18, 1991 in Hershey, Penn., to Gerry and Karen Kucherich. She has an older brother and an older sister, Robert and Laura. At York Suburban High School, she was involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Habitat for Humanity. Kucherich was a member of the National Honors Society and was a Scholastic All-American. Kucherich is studying kinesiology/pre-med at Arkansas and wants to pursue medical school following graduation.

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