Julia Craddock is a freshman on the 2009-10 San Jose State University women's swimming and diving team. A versatile swimmer and native of Litchfield Park, Ariz., who can compete in freestyle, individual medley, backstroke and butterfly events, she plans to major in business administration.
The Spartans are back in home action this Saturday, January 9, for the first time in three months. They host Cal State East Bay in a dual meet at The Aquatics Center on campus beginning at 12:00 p.m. Admission is free. Julia is our first guest of the new year for our occasional mini-feature, Swimming & Diving Q&A.
1. How did you like your first semester of college life?
I absolutely loved my first semester of college life. It is great here at San Jose State.
2. What made you decide to come to San Jose State University?
I decided to come to SJSU for the great swimming and diving program, and for the great people associated with the school!
3. Athletically-speaking, how would you rate your adjustment thus far from high school and club swimming, to Division I college swimming?
Swimming in college is quite different than club swimming. The weight-training aspect in college is far more advanced than what I was used too. The swimming part is pretty much the same.
4. What are some of your favorite musical artists or movies?
I really love John Mayer. His new album is awesome. I really enjoy the movie Cool Runnings!
5. Are there any professional sports teams you follow?
I love the Phoenix Suns!!!
6. What are some of the things you like to do when you are out of the water?
I love to read and relax! I also love to play other sports, like tennis!
7. How did you spend your holidays?
I went home to Arizona for the holidays, where I continued training with my club team and relaxed!
8. Do you have a New Year's resolution?
My New Year's resolution is to try and consistently stay as fit as possible.
9. What are you looking forward to the most at the WAC Championship?
I'm looking forward to watching everyone do their best at the WAC Championship! Everyone has been working so hard, and it's going to be exciting to watch them do well!
10. What are your team and individual goals for the WAC Championship?
My team goal for this season is for everyone to do their best, whatever place that may be! My individual goals are to break the 400 IM school record, and try and score as many points as possible for the team!
2008-09 Swimming & Diving Q&A Guests
October 1 - Ashley Ladd, Sophomore
October 8 - Kirsten Trammell, Sophomore
October 30 - Rudie Guerrero, Sophomore
November 5 - Tomi Petty, Freshman
November 27 - Julie Wynn, Sophomore
December 5 - Daphne Yeung, Sophomore
December 13 - Hannah Tringham, Junior
January 7 - Tarolyn Robertson, Senior
January 8 - Megan Mills, Freshman
January 13 - Beste Erener, Senior
January 15 - Kristin Yamaguchi, Freshman
January 21 - Linzy Warkentin, Redshirt Freshman
January 27 - Julia Koch, Sophomore
January 28 - Katey Nelson, Senior
January 29 - Jessica Holden, Freshman
February 4 - Caitlin Macky, Sophomore
February 6 - Ashley Krisman, Sophomore
February 24 - Amy Friedhoff, Freshman
February 24 - Lauren Mar, Senior