As a Junior (2006-07): Placed ninth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.03) and 11th in the 200 individual medley (2:15.89) at Duke and NC State ... qualified for the bonus consolation final in the 200 IM placing 22nd overall with a season-best time (2:09.44) at the Terrapin Cup ... also finished 38th in the 200 butterfly with a season-best time (2:11.07) and swam a season-best time of 1:56.53 in the prelim for the 200 free at the Terp Cup ... took third in the 500 free with a career-best time (5:13.81) and fourth in the 1000 free (10:39.15) at West Virginia ... finished seventh in the 1650 free (18:22.98) against Pittsburgh, Villanova, and Richmond ... finished ninth in the 500 free (5:16.87) against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech ... finished fifth in the 200 fly (2:15.38) and sixth in the 200 breast with a season-best time (2:34.41) at North Carolina ... took second in the 200 back with a season-best time (2:11.22) and third in the 200 IM (2:10.08) at Virginia ... at the ACC Championships, was a bonus consolation finalist in the 400 IM, placing 24th overall (4:36.75) after swimming a season-best time of 4:35.46 in the prelim ... also swam a 2:10.96 in the 200 IM and a 2:12.14 in the 200 back at ACCs.
As a Sophomore (2005-06): Finished 28th overall at ACC Championships in the 200 IM, swimming a 2:07.83 ... took 20th in the 400 IM at ACC Championships (4:30.47).
As a Freshman (2004-05): Competed in the 500 free (5:01.25), 200 IM (2:07.82) and 400 IM (4:29.61) at her first ACC Championships.
Before Maryland: Lettered in swimming for four years at Damascus ... named All-Met by the Washington Post, All-County by the Montgomery Journal and All-Gazette in 2004 ... captained the team as a senior ... won the 200 IM at Metros ... holds the school record in the 100, 200 and 500 free and the 200 IM ... named team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Personal: Julie Dianne O'Brien ... daughter of Mike and Susie ... sister Jessica swims at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania ... also has a sister, Chrissie ... lists touching-out another girl in a relay to win the division when she was eight years old as her biggest athletic thrill ... chose Maryland for its location, reputation, academics and the swim team ... also recruited by Miami, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Harvard.