Swimming - 2016
Andi Murez, from Venice, Calif., has been living in Israel and represented the country for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyles. She holds the Israeli national records in the 100 and 200 meter freestyles. She was one of the top freestyle swimmers in Stanford University history. Murez swam key legs on two NCAA Championships freestyle relay teams in 2012 and finished as a six-time NCAA All-American (2010-2013). She ranks in the Stanford all-time top 10 in the 50-meter, 100-meter and 200-meter freestyles and ranks in the top 5 all-time on Stanford’s 200-meter and 400-meter freestyle relay teams. She graduated with a degree in Human Biology in 2013.
Andi competed in the 2012 USA Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., and also qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials as a high school student. She won five gold and four silver medals at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel and set five records, including in the 50-meter, 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle events. She won three more gold medals in three events at the 2013 Maccabiah Games (her brother Zachary also competed in 2009/2013), including setting more records to finish as one of the most dominant swimmers in Maccabiah history. Andi set four L.A. City Records while at Venice High and won City titles in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles. In July, 2009, she was selected as the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame High School Female Athlete of the Year while training at the Santa Monica Swim Club