THIS SEASON: Julianna Tudja--one of the top hammer throwers in the nation--is primed for a stellar senior season.
2002: Tudja finished ninth at the NCAA with a mark of 197-3 ... She led the field until the final throw, but ended up second at the Pac-10s for the second year in a row with a throw of 202-10 ... She threw a season-high 204-9 at the Sun Angel Invitational.
2001: Tudja finished third at the NCAAs, throwing 210-11 and shattering her own school record set two weeks earlier at the Pac-10s in the process ... It was the highest finish ever in the hammer by a USC woman at the NCAAs ... Finished second at the Pac-10s, breaking the school record with a throw of 206-9 ... Placed second at the UCLA dual meet with a throw of 196-6 ... Won the hammer competition versus LSU with a throw of 199-9.
AT SMU: As a freshman, Tudja placed 13th at the NCAA meet with a throw of 185-10 ... Her best mark last season was 201-6 ... She was a five-time Hungarian national champion in the hammer.
PERSONAL: Julianna was born on Oct. 13, 1979 in Vac, Hungary ... She's a business major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Hammer -- 210-11.