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    Julia Pratt
    Julia  Pratt


    Vincennes, Ind.

    High School:
    Vincennes Rivet




    Pair of #B1GCats Advance to Individual Thursday Finals at B1G Meet

    Freshman Mary Warren has a scoring lane in Thursday night's 50 free consolation heat


    Wildcats Sprint To Finish on B1G Championships Day Two

    Northwestern is in ninth place among the new 13-team field at the Big Ten Championships


    Northwestern Breaks School Record in First B1G Championships Swim

    Wildcats 200 medley relay team sets exciting tone for the rest of the meet


    Northwestern Poised For B1G Things at B1G Championships

    Wildcats bevy of young talent ready to prove themselves on the conference stage


    Day One Complete at Two-Day Minnesota Double Dual

    Once week after downing ranked Iowa, Wildcats are facing two more ranked opponents

    2014-15: Member of Northwestern’s sprint free group who specialized almost exclusively in the 50 free before stepping up in the sprint butterfly late in the season … Ranked second on NU’s top times list for the year in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 fly … Swam the fly led on the school-record-breaking 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships … Also swam with the top 200 free relay of the year at the conference meet that finished with the second-fastest time in school history … Broke the Norris Aquatic Center pool record with the Wildcats’ 200 free relay on Senior Day against Milwaukee (1/16) … Had career-best times in all three of her Big Ten Championships swims, finishing 28th in the 50 free (23.14), 41st in the 100 fly (55.72) and 65th in the 100 free (51.31) … Swam the 50 free in addition to the 50 fly and the 100 fly at Northwestern’s home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23), placing second in the 50 fly, fifth in the 50 free and winning the bonus final of the 100 fly to take 17th overall … All but one dual-meet swim were in the 50 free, where she took second in a double dual sweep of UIC and Oakland (10/25), third during a season-opening victory over Illinois (10/17) and third in a win at No. 21 Iowa (1/24) … Was third in the 100 free on Senior Night against Milwaukee (1/16) during her lone swim of the event this year.

    2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten ... Ranked on NU's top times in three categories ... Ranked No. 2 for `Cats in 50 free, No. 4 in 100 free and on NU's top 200 free relay team ... Posted 23.53 time in 50 free at Big Tens (2/20) to finish No. 46 ... Recorded career-best time of 51.47 and finished No. 55 in 100 free at Big Tens (2/22) in 100 free ... Swam on NU's top 200 free relay on the season, which posted a 1:32.77 time at Big Tens (2/19)...Finished No. 32 in 50 free at TYR Invite finals (11/22) ... Finished No. 5 in 50 free vs. Notre Dame/Michigan/Rutgers (24.10).

    2012-13: Member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Ranked on NU's top times list in three different events, coming in fourth in the 50 free and 100 fly, and fifth in the 100 free ... Swam with Northwestern's top 200 medley relay of the year ... Swam career-best times in all three of her individual events at the Big Ten Championships, placing 45th in the 50 free, 48th in the 100 fly and 62nd in the 100 free ... Made the championship final of the 50 fly at NU's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18), finishing third overall ... Made the consolation final of the 50 free at the TYR, scoring points with a 12th-place overall result ... Had a strong performance at the seven-team Iowa Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... After tying for 16th during the prelims of the 50 free, won a three-way swim-off with a then-career-best 23.53 to earn a scoring lane in the consolation final, eventually taking 15th place in the event ... Swam a then-career-best 52.50 100 free leadoff leg with NU's `B' 400 free relay at the Iowa Invite, moving into third on the Wildcats' season top-times list entering the winter break ... Scored dual-meet points with six top-five finishes, including a win in the 100 fly against UIC (11/2).

    High School: Ranked as 16th-best recruit in the state of Indiana by Three-year sectional champion and state finalist in the 50 free ... Also a three-time all-state second-team award winner and team MVP ... Swam club for five years with the Vincennes Swim Team, earning Senior State titles in the 50 free and 100 free in 2011 ... A gifted athlete, also played three years of varsity volleyball, two of varsity basketball and two of junior varsity tennis in high school ... Earned All-Blue Chip Conference honorable mention in volleyball ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Julia Margaret Pratt ... Daughter of Anne Pratt and the late Robert Pratt ... Father played football at Northwestern from 1979-83 as a multi-year starter on the offensive line ... Mother, Anne (Niehaus) Pratt, swam at Northwestern from 1983-85, holding school records in the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke while qualifying for the 1984 NCAA Championships with the 400 medley relay ... Chose Northwestern over Indiana, Purdue, N.C. State and Virginia Tech ... Majoring in communication studies.


    Event Career Best
    50 freestyle 23.14
    100 freestyle 51.31
    100 butterfly 55.72