"In her three years at Tennessee, Maria has been one of the most consistent trainers in the pool. She has also raised her swimming IQ significantly, and is now in many ways a model for how to practice. This year we look for her to achieve the same level of expertise as a competitor."
2007-08: Capped her season by swimming career-bests of 59.90 in the 100y back and 2:08.14 in the 200y back during the preliminaries at the Bulldog Invitational...Finished fourth in both 200y back and 200y IM (2:12.83) at the Bulldog Invite...Posted career-best times in the 200y fly (2:26.87) and the 400 IM (4:50.67) at the Hoosierland Open...Ranked fourth on the team in the 100y back and fifth in the 200y back on the season...Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...2006-07: The season culminated at the Bulldog Invite, as Jugan turned in two then-career-best times with a 2:08.57 in the 200y back time trial and 1:00.92 in the 100y back in the preliminaries...Also had a season-best time in the 200y IM (2:14.41)...Supported the Big Orange relay teams at the Minnesota Invite, helping the 400y MR team finish ninth, the 200y MR earn third, the 400y FR come in fourth and the 200y FR team take sixth...2005-06: Established then-lifetime bests in both the 100 and 200y backstroke while competing at the prestigious Purdue Invite...Posted season bests in the 50y free and 200y IM at the event...Made her collegiate debut in the Big Orange victory against South Carolina.
Swam four seasons with Farragut High School...Led her team to Knoxville Interscholastic Swim League Championships in 2003 and 2004...Was an Academic All-American in 2005...Member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society...Was a member of the Latin Club.
Pursuing a degree in animal science...When she completes her swimming career, Jugan has plans to be a veterinarian...Has one brother, Michael, 20...Daughter of Michael and Anna Jugan...Maria Christine Jugan was born on May 9, 1987, in Knoxville, Tenn.
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