Dedicated, hard-working individual, who puts her all into everything she does
Athletically, she is well-conditioned, and highly motivated to do her best
Has numerous awards to her credit on the tennis court, in the classroom, and out in the community
Possesses USTA experience
2014 Jeremy Cares Scholarship winner for her volunteer work with the organization as well as being a cancer survivor herself
Siena College presidential scholar.
At Westlake, she was awarded the Kiwanis Club High Honor Roll Distinction Award and the Presidential Academic Achievement Award
Co-president of the school's National Art Honor Society and the National Honor Society
Was a Gold Racquet Award recipient from the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association
Named the Midwest Marian Wood Baird Cup Achievement Award recipient at USTA District Cup Tournament - award is given to graduating senior who shows leadership skills and education/excellence in classroom off the court and tennis accomplishments on the court
A First Team All-Conference recipient all four years and was conference MVP in 2013
Qualified at the State Tennis Tournament three of her four years in high school where she was team captain her final two seasons
Was a Special Needs Student Assistant her entire high school career, and a Peer Tutor/Peer Mediator
Served as West Shore special needs summer camp volunteer and Relay for Life event coordinator
Helped instruct tennis at a special needs summer tennis program for young adults
Acted as a USTA assistant tournament director
Chose Siena because of the smaller class sizes and friendly advisors, and because the athletic program is comprehensive and the right level of competition.
Her aunt, Vicki Nelson Dunbar, played tennis for Rollins College and played professionally for 10 years, holding the record for the longest women's tennis match (6:31) and longest point (29 minute, 643-shot rally) in professional tennis history.
GETTING TO KNOW JULIA:
Nickname: Juju One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: If I could just not work and create non-profits or organizations like them to help people, my life would for the most part be complete Why did you choose Siena: Siena had a great combination of athletics (such as the level of competition, coach, and team) and academics that suited what I was looking for If I didn't play tennis I would: Probably play another sport and have focused more on art My favorite TV show is: Suits My favorite books is: Wuthering Heights My favorite food is: Hummus, at least for now My favorite website is: Pinterest If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why)?: As of now, probably back to California, so I could visit family I haven't seen in awhile The person I would pick as my dream doubles partner is: Probably one of the Bryan Bros. they are both very good and have a lot of doubles experience The person I would most like to play a singles match with is: Andre Agassi, he was a good player and I really liked his book If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be: My grandpa who passed away before I was born What song/band is most likely to be playing on your iPod: Clocks by Coldplay What reality show could you see yourself being a part?: Top Chef, I love to cook and try new food Words to live by: The only thing permanent in life is change Three words to describe yourself: Hardworking, loyal and compassionate