Dallastown High School graduate Julie Brown, a junior on the Shippensburg University women's swimming team, has been selected to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from March 6-9 at the CrossPlex Complex in Birmingham, Ala.
Brown was selected on the strength of her record-setting swim in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2013 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships. Her time of 23.36 seconds was achieved in qualifying while her finals time of 23.45 seconds resulted in a PSAC title - the first of her career.
In three years at the PSAC Championships, Brown has recorded top-10 finishes in all nine of her individual events - including two All-PSAC efforts in the 50-yard freestyle.
At the NCAA Championships, Brown is a five-time honorable mention All-American with SU relay squads, including a 10th-place finish last season with the 800-yard freestyle relay. Individually, Brown swam the 50 freestyle in 24.16 seconds last season and 24.00 seconds as a freshman at the NCAA championship meet.