Academic All Star - Julie Davis

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Sep 13, 2007 at 1:17 PM EST

Perhaps the only thing more impressive than Julie Davis's power at the plate is her dedication to her school work. For Julie's friends, bus rides are normally a chance to relax before a big game, but for Julie, they're time to hit the books.
" They'll be listening to music and chatting on the bus and I'm going to have to do my homework and study for the test the next day so it's hard but I think it's worth it."
Julie's an all-star field hockey and basketball player, but just went out for softball this year. She's a rare teenager who'd rather be busy working hard than sitting around doing nothing. Both her parents are coaches, so it was only natural this spring that she decided to go out for another sports team.
"I really like the team and having lots of friends and the competition is really good too. Schoolwork, I'm really stressed and sports you can just forget about everything and have a good time."

" She's just fun. She may be quiet on the outside but once you get to know her she's a lot of fun."
She competes in four sports and has the highest GPA of any Senior Athlete at Oxford, but believe it or not, Julie still actually finds time to have a life outside of sports and school.
"I babysit and we have a boat so we go boating and tubing and in the winter we go snowmobiling. So weekends are still fun, hanging out with friends and going to movies but during the week it's crunch time."
Knowing when it's time to have fun and when it's time to get her work done makes Julie Davis this week's Academic All Star. In Oxford, Justin Horowitz, Action Sports.

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