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Athletic Hall of Fame 2023: Julianne Smith '07

Athletic Hall of Fame 2023: Julianne Smith '07


A four-time MVP at Cardinal Gibbons, 2007 alumna Julie Smith continues to hold the state high school swimming records in the 50, 100, and 200-meter freestyle. 

The 18 and under national champion from 2004-2006, Julie racked up numerous accolades and qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials.

Julie was undefeated at every State meet while at Gibbons, winning a dozen titles. She is also a 13-time high school All-American. 

Her legacy extends beyond the pool. In 2004, she was named the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Swimmer of the Year and received the Raleigh Sports Club Outstanding Student-Athlete Award.

Julie swam at Stanford University before becoming a member of the rowing team that earned a national title. She finished first at the NCAA National Championships and was named to the PAC-10 All-Academic First Team.

During her time at Stanford, Julie majored in philosophy. She later earned her master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a master’s in finance from MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Julie previously served as the Chief Operation Officer at Medici Ventures, where she oversaw research and business development, specializing in leveraging blockchain technology in various areas of investment. 

After graduating from MIT, she joined Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Associate and was recently promoted to  Digital Assets Lead in the Office of Applied Innovations. Julie resides in San Francisco.