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NAME: Julia Hunt
SCHOOL: Holy Cross High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning All-A state championships in both basketball and volleyball
BIRTHDATE: 3/27/2006
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'2"-170 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Independence, Ky.
PARENTS: Raymond & Jill
FUTURE GOAL: Win a college national championship; play professionally

Holy Cross has an elite athlete in senior Julia Hunt, a shining star in both basketball and volleyball.

A power forward, this season, she led the team to a second straight All-A state championship, becoming the first 9th region team to accomplish this feat. She was named tournament MVP for the second straight year.

Julia entered this season having averaged nearly a double-double with 13.2 point-9.3 rebounds per game as a junior. She also averaged 3.6 blocks per game and shot 52% from the field and 66% from the free throw line. She has 500+ blocks in her great career. She had several memorable games last season, including in the All-A championship game vs. Bethlehem when she recorded a near triple-double game with 21 points-18 rebounds and nine blocks. She had 25 points-10 rebounds and seven blocks vs. Simon Kenton and 23 points-12 rebounds-three blocks vs. Mercy. She earned numerous honors, including MVP of the All-A state tournament, MVP of the All-A regional tournament, first-team all-state, first-team all-9th Region, 35th District all-tournament team, and first-team all NKY (Enquirer).

Julia is a member of the 1,000+ point club and 1,000+ rebound club. She also holds the school records for blocks in a season and in a career. She has had a good senior season, too, like the game vs. Seton when she had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. She helped the Indians win a second straight 9th Region All-A Classic tournament. In a 67-45 win over Owsley County in the quarterfinals of the All "A" Classic state tournament, Julia scored a game-high 17 points. She also had 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Also a volleyball superstar, Julia, an All-American, led Holy Cross to a 23-11 record this past season while recording 658 kills (tops in the state of Kentucky), 114 blocks (57 solo and 57 assisted), 286 digs and 83 service aces and she was named Kentucky Ms. Volleyball, Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, 9th Region Player of the Year, Northern Kentucky Player of the Year by the Enquirer, NKAC Div. II Player of the Year and first-team all-state. The 6-foot-3 middle hitter had more than 2,200 kills and 500 blocks during her five-year varsity career. She was a member of the USA Junior National volleyball team, and she is a finalist for the Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year Award, sponsored by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

A super student and an academic all-state performer, Julia is very active in community service and will continue to play volleyball collegiately at the University of Washington. Her favorite athlete is Morgan Hentz, favorite entertainer is Bruno Mars, favorite book is Of Mice and Men, favorite movie is Step Brothers and most-like-to meet is Kevin Hart.

COACH'S QUOTE – “Julia is one of the most unselfish players we have had in our program. She puts team first and leads by example.”
— Ted Arlinghaus, Varsity Basketball Coach

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