2012 Emerging Voice Award Recipient
MA 1995, Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University
BA 1994, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
Team Leader of Sport Performance, United States Olympic Committee
Julie O’Neill has been with the United States Olympic Committee for over a decade where she currently works as the Team Leader for Sports Performance. In Julie’s current position she oversees the day-to-day operations for the internal Paralympic sport performance team and oversees the sport development projects for Athletics Cycling, Swimming, and Alpine and Nordic Skiing. Julie was a varsity member for the Boilermaker’s women’s swimming team during her undergraduate studies, which propelled her to her first job as a swim coach for USA Swimming.
Julie was named the 2006 U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Coach of the Year after her team won the overall medal count, the first time the U.S. had won a medal count at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships. Under Julie’s leadership, the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team finished first in the medal standings in the Beijing Paralympic Games with 44 total medals. U.S. swimmers set 16 world records, 48 Pan American records, and 99 American records in Beijing.