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Julie has a tremendous passion for the game of basketball  but she knows what it takes to be the best. Julie is a very competitive person, a trait she developed from always being the smallest player on the court and needing to prove to others that she belonged.  

Dealing with doubters her whole life, it has helped her become a tough minded person.   She always lives by: If you want something in life you go after it with all you have.
Besides basketball, Julie always puts others before herself.  She is fun-loving, ambitious, and courageous. She is who she is today because of great family and friends who believed and supported her.  Julie's family has always been her strength.  Not to mention the countless days and nights Julie spent in the gym believing in herself and working to be her best.
For those of you who dont know Julie, she is a humble but has a lot of confidence in her ability- because at 5’3,  she knew she must have a mentality that nothing could stop her in achieving her goals. Julie does not back down from anyone and all of you who have played against and with her know that she'll give her all throughout each game and practice.  A self-professes 'gym rat, Julie's refuge is the court, and she wants to share what she has learned with young players.  Julie is a former Catholic Central High School student-athlete,  where she learned not to  make excuses and pursue her dreams.  One of Julie's proudest achievements came in December 2006 when her jersey No. 13 was retired to the Catholic High rafters.  In 2010, was inducted into the Capital District Hall of Fame.

Julie continued her successful basketball career at Syracuse University, where she played from 2000-2004.  She currently holds several SU records including:
 

1. Points (1,605) currently 4th, 2004-2010 #1

2. Assist (574)

3. Three-pointers made (229)

4. Free throws made (348)

5. Minutes played (3,964)


Additionally, she received Big East second team and Big East third team (twice) honors.  Julie and SU men's basketball great Sherman Douglas are the only two SU players- men’s or women’s to finish their careers with 1,600 points and 500 assists.  Syracuse Ms Hustle team award (twice) honors, given the Most Dedication to the SU program award and team captain both her junior and senior year.  Became the first SU women's player ever to have consecutive games with 30 plus points (twice, 35 vs. Binghamton, 30 vs. UMass and 36 vs. Seton Hall, 31 vs. Miami).  Ranks 5th all-time at SU Field Goals Made (514) and 7th in Steals (202).  

Participated  in try-outs for the USA Basketball World Championship Young Women's Team in 2002 and was invited to represent Syracuse University for the Big East All-Star tour, Germany 2001.

Even though Julie has received many individual accolades, the most important thing to her are the great friendships she made throughout her four-years at Syracuse.  Her hopes are that one day a player, who has demonstrated hard work and dedication to the SU program  will eventually break all her SU records.
  
When her college career ended, Julie went on to play professional ball in Puerto Rico, as well as with the NWBL San Jose Spiders and the WNBA'S Chicago Sky.  She is currently still playing professionaly in Europe, Shes been playing 7 years in Turkey, 1 year in Croatia and 1 year in Poland.

Julie continues to learn and get better everyday as she trains and trains others aspiring basketball players.  She is ready for any challenge that comes her way and because of her character and hard work Julie can inspire and touch people's life's in a positive and a loving way!
 
Education:

* Syracuse University, New York.  BS Human Resources and Human Professions (CFS) May 2004

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Concordia University, California.  Masters in MCAA (Coaching and Athletic Administraion) August 2014
 
Work Experience:

* Camp McBride, Troy NY 2007- current
                - Designed my own basketball camp to help young players reach 
                  their goals through my experiences and knowledge 

* Substitute teacher Catholic Central High School, Troy NY 2004- 2009

* Public Speaking 2003- current
                  - Provides a positive role model by speaking about the 
                    importance of hard work, dedication, scarfices,  
                    goal-setting, school significance, and own experienes.

* Syracuse Parks and Recreation Program, Syracuse, NY  Summer 2006
                 - Counselor, surpervised, and played basketball.  A program 
                   designed to help kids get off the streets

* Camp Director of "CCHS Offensive Clinic," Troy, NY Sept. 2004
               
   - Organized program and events

* Camp Director of the Sunnyside program, Troy, NY Summer 2004
                  - Organized daily activities, overlooked employees and campers, 
                    in charge of ordering food, preparing the book statements and CPR

* Internship at Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse NY 2003-04
                   - Assistant girls' varsity basketball coach, researched on 
                     parent's, coaches and players relationships through surveys.  
                     Created a Code of Conduct manual with ways to deal with 
                     negative and non-professional relationships.

Articles on Julie

SI.com Rates SU's Top Athletes
 
           9. Julie McBride

Click on the link below to see SU top 10: 
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0706/campus.syracuse.top10/content.2.html


Recently inducted into the Capital District Hall of Fame, June 27, 2010
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Retired December 27, 2006
Retired December 27, 2006
Family is strength
Family is strength

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Jordan & Julie
Jordan & Julie

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Hall of Fame Dinner, with my Teammate from SU Jaime James
Hall of Fame Dinner, with my Teammate from SU Jaime James

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My Inspiration
My Inspiration
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