"We are excited that Julie has decided to continue her academic and
athletic careers at Millikin University," Kerans said. "As a strong
student and talented multi-sport athlete, we believe that Julie's
best potential lies ahead."
A two-year letter winner at forward
for Lincoln High School, Fults shot 40 percent from the field and 68
percent from the free-throw line as a senior, while scoring 197
points and grabbing 111 rebounds. In 2004-05 she was named a Central
State Eight all-conference honorable mention and earned Lincoln's
rebounding award. She also earned all-conference honorable mention
as a junior, when she shot 47 percent from the field and scored 160
points with 77 rebounds.
Fults was the Army-Reserve 2005 Female Scholar Athlete of the
Year, an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor
Society. She plans to study international business.
Millikin's women's basketball program consistently ranks among
the nation's best year after year and should be near the top of the
preseason rankings again for 2005-06. The Big Blue capped 2004-05
with a single-season record for wins (29-2) and its first NCAA
championship. Millikin has now won an unprecedented 11 championships
in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin and earned 11
NCAA tournament berths under head coach Lori Kerans. Millikin, which
made the program's 14th appearance during the title run, placed
third in the nation in 1985 during Kerans' senior season.
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The Millikin community enjoys a broad and successful athletics
program. The Big Blue competes in 20 NCAA collegiate sports at the
Division III level. The university's teams and individuals have
earned national recognition in nearly every sport offered.
Located in Decatur, Millikin University is a coed, independent
university with approximately 2,400 full-time students from 33
states and 13 foreign countries. The university awards bachelor's
degrees in arts, science, fine arts, music and nursing and also
offers a master's degree in business administration.
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