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Julia Menkhaus

Butterfly/Backstroke/IM
Position
Junior
Class
Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown
Charlotte Catholic
High School

All-America
2020:
200 Fly

Virginia Career Bests
100 Back:
52.84
200 Back: 2:01.84
200 Breast: 2:24.42
100 Fly: 54.40
200 Fly: 1:55.16
200 IM: 1:59.16
400 IM: 4:15.73

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Earned All-America honors for advancing to the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard butterfly
• Advanced to the A finals at the ACC Championships in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing sixth in the event
• Swam a season-best time in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships, placing  21st in both events
• Finished seventh in the 200-yard butterfly at the Tennessee Invitational
• Advanced to the B finals in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly and ninth in the 100-yard backstroke at the USC Trojan Invite
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships, placing 35th in the 100-yard backstroke, 39th in the 200-yard butterfly and 49th in the 200-yard individual medley
• Placed fourth in the 200-yard butterfly, 13th in the 200-yard individual medley and 14th in the 100-yard backstroke
• Represented UVA at the SMU Classic and ACC- B1G Challenge
• Finished fifth in the 200-yard butterfly and eighth in the 400-yard individual medley at the ACC-B1G Challenge
• Placed third in the 200-yard butterfly at the SMU Classic, in addition to placing eighth in the 100-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley

Background
• Competed at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, advancing to the finals in the 100-meter butterfly
• 2016 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly
• Placed second in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke at the 2016 Winter Junior Nationals while finishing third in the 200-yard butterfly and fifth in the 400-yard individual medley
• Named MVP for 2018 NCHSAA state meet and received sportsmanship award
• North Carolina state record holder in the 3A and 4A 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke
• Three-time high school state champion in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke
• Attended the 2016 National Selection Camp
• Swam for SwimMac Carolina

Personal
• Daughter of Peter and Stephanie Menkhaus
• Has one brother, Patrick, and a sister, Madeline
• Uncle, Scott Jaffee, swam for Cal Berkeley and won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics in the 4x100m free relay
• Uncle, Ken Menkhaus, and Aunt, Susan, played tennis at Xavier