UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 Julia Toronczak

San Diego Union-Tribune Feature (3/7/17)

Three-time NCAA Championships qualifier (2015-16-17) ... Three-time All-American (800 free relay in 2015; 400 medley relay and 200 back in 2016) ... Four All-America honorable mentions (three individual, one relay) ... Five-time PCSC champion (two relay and 200 back threepeat).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016-17
PCSC champion (200 back) ... CollegeSwimming.com PCSC Swimmer of the Week (10/18) ... Two-time PCSC Athlete of the Week (11/1 and 12/20) ... CollegeSwimming.com Division II Preseason All-American (200 back) ... CollegeSwimming.com Preseason All-PCSC (100 back, 200 back) ... Earned third straight PCSC title in best event, 200 back ... Swept backstroke races at season-opening double dual at San Diego State (10/14) over Division I foes SDSU and Vanderbilt, with NCAA B cut in 200 (2:03.30).

Two-time All-American (400 medley relay and 200 back) ... All-America honorable mention (100 back) ... Two-time PCSC champion (800 free relay and 200 back) ... PCSC Athlete of the Week (1/7) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (1/11) ... Led off PCSC champion 800 free relay in a meet- and school-record 7:20.17 on first night, lowering previous program standard (7:22.00) by almost two full seconds while achieving first NCAA automatic qualifier by Triton swimmers on season ... Went a perfect 13-0 in dual meets in 200 back and 8-1 in 100, with lone loss at Division I UC Santa Barbara (11/7) and a sweep of the two distances against eight opponents, including city rival USD (1/30) in finale.

All-American (800 free relay) ... Three All-America honorable mentions (200 free, 400 medley relay and 200 back) ... Two-time PCSC champion (400 medley relay and 200 back) ... Qualified for NCAA Championships in her first season of college swimming ... All-American in 800 free relay as the leadoff leg of third-place finisher (7:22.44) ... All-America honorable mention in 200 free (14th, 1:51.13), 400 medley relay (leadoff backstroke, ninth, 3:45.89) and 200 back (16th, 2:04.25).

Competed for Heartland Swim Association from 2007-14.

A 2014 graduate of West Hills High School in Santee ... Team MVP of the Wolf Pack in 2012 ... Broke the Grossmont League Championships record in the 100-yard backstroke in each of her final three years ... Ben Hedberg Invitational Female Swimmer of the Meet in 2014, when she broke the meet standard in the 100 back ... Freshman Swimmer of the Year in 2011 ... Coach's Award in 2013 ... Two-time Scholar-Athlete (2013-14) ... San Diego Union-Tribune Athlete of the Week in 2014.

Born April 26 in San Diego ... Parents are Zbigniew and Grazyna Toronczak ... Father attended San Diego State ... Has a twin brother named Michael ... General biology major at Roosevelt College ... Would like to become a physician and later specialize in functional medicine after graduating from UC San Diego ... Enjoys cooking, crafting, reading and hanging out by the beach ... Favorite athlete is Otylia Jedrzejczak, a Polish swimmer and Olympic gold medalist ... The Proposal and The Holiday are movie favorites ... Loves brownies with ice cream ... Can speak fluent Polish.

Position: Backstroke
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
City/State: Santee, CA
High School: West Hills HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: General Biology
Experience: 2 Letters
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