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Julia Dunbar  
Julia Dunbar

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Westlake, Ohio

High School:
Westlake

Height:
5-4


GENERAL:
  • 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.

BEFORE SIENA:
  • 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

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • 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.

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
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