Aug. 14, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - St. Louis native and 11-time NCAA All-American Julie Stupp has joined the University of Missouri as an assistant swimming coach, Head Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh announced on Tuesday.
Stupp qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2008, she advanced to the finals of the 400 IM in the trials, as well as a Short Course World Championship finalist the same year.
Out of the pool, Stupp has conducted clinics and gave motivational talks for the Premier Management Group since 2010. Additionally, she was a volunteer assistant coach for the Coral Springs Blazers Track Team from 2011-12.
An 11-time All-American in college, Stupp spent her freshman through junior seasons at Auburn, where she helped the Tigers claim national championships in 2006 and 2007. She claimed individual SEC titles in the 400 IM and 200 breaststroke and was part of relay teams that won the 200 and 400 medley relays.
She transferred to Arizona for her senior season in 2007-08, where she swam for Rhodenbaugh, who was then an assistant coach for the Wildcats. Stupp broke Arizona's 200 breaststroke and 400 IM records during her one season in the pool with the Wildcats. She then joined Arizona's track and field team during the 2009 season, where she qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters, becoming the first woman to qualify for both the swimming and track NCAA Championships in her career.
Stupp has a bachelor's degree in arts in radio, television and film from Auburn and a master's degree in journalism from Arizona. Her mother, Julie, played field hockey at Mizzou.