Swimming & Diving

JulieAnne Stears
JulieAnne Stears

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
Zeeland East

Height:
5-6

Event:
Free/IM

Major:
Elementary Education



02/20/2013

Oakland Breaks Relay Record at Swimming and Diving Championships

The Golden Grizzlies won all four relays on the opening night of The Summit League Championships.

10/27/2012

Oakland Swimming and Diving Defeats Wayne State in Dual Meet

Four Golden Grizzlies won multiple events on the day.

06/21/2012

Oakland Places 150 Student-Athletes on the Summit League Commissioner's List

Women's swimming and diving won the Team Academic Achievement award for the second straight year.

06/15/2012

Oakland Leads in Academic All-Summit League Selections

The Golden Grizzlies led the league for a fourth consecutive semester

05/21/2012

Oakland Finishes 2011-2012 with 13th Consecutive League Championships

The Golden Grizzlies won all but one swimming event at the league championship.

02/17/2012

2012 Summit League Championship Photo Gallery -- (Feb. 17, 2012)

Photos from the finals of Day 3 at The Summit League Championships hosted by Oakland at the OU Aquatic Center.

2012-13:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Finished runner-up in the 1,650 freestyle
▪ Earned runner-up finish in the 500 free
▪ Finished second in the 400 IM at the league meet
▪ Member of championship 800 free relay team

2011-12:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Swam on the championship 800-yard freestyle relay team
▪ Earned career-best times and finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle and the 400-yard individual medley
▪ Finished runner-up in the 500-free

2010-11:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Runner-up in the 400-yard individual medley (4:25.32) and the 500 and 1650 freestyle events (4:59.44, 17:06.39)
▪ Her 400 IM and 1650 free times are among the top five in school history
▪ Her 1000 split of 10:18.66 is third fastest in OU history

2009-10:
▪ Named Co-Newcomer of the Meet at The Summit League Championships
▪ Won the 400 IM (4:27.06) and the 500 and 1650 free events (4:57.82, 17:09.41)
▪ Swam 10:21.68 to win the 1000 free against Kenyon College, at the time, the third fastest time in OU history

High School
▪ Earned four letters for coach Mike Torrey at Zeeland East
▪ Helped her team win conference championships her last two seasons
▪ Placed among the top six in the 500 free and 200 IM at the Division I State Championships as a senior

Academic Achievements
▪ National Honor Society member

Personal
Parents: Laurie and Paul Stears
Siblings: Chad and Max

Stears's Career Bests
200 Free- 1:55.59, Miami Invitational, 12/2/10
500 Free- 4:56.04, The Summit League Championships, 2/20/13
1000 Free - 10:18.66, The Summit League Championships, 2/16/11
1650 Free - 16:58.16, The Summit League Championships, 2/15/12
200 IM- 2:12.58, vs. Eastern Michigan, 1/9/10
400 IM- 4:21.12, The Summit League Championships, 2/20/13

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