Nov. 23, 207
By Ryan Shaw
SAINT LOUIS - Southern Illinois University swimmer Julie Ju was named Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.
The senior from Shang-hai, China, is the first SIU swimmer to receive the Valley's weekly honors this season.
Ju earns the honor following her performance at the Purdue Invitational last weekend. At the three-day event, Ju won the 100 Breast with a time of 1:03.98 and posted a 12th-place finish in the 500 Freestyle.
Ju posted a time of 5:01.04 in the 500 Free at the meet, which is the best in the MVC so far this season.
Currently, Ju also holds the top spots in the MVC in the 100 Breast and the 200 Breast as well as the third-best times in the 50 Free and 100 Free.