Julia Otwell
Julia  Otwell

RS Senior

Traverse City, Mich.

High School:


Otwell, Clark and Schulist Earn Academic Honors

Cross country and track and field runners named to the Capital One 2014-15 Academic All-District Teams on Friday.


MSU Women's Cross Country Named 2014 Scholar Team of the Year

Spartans land seven individuals on All-Academic Team


Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2014 Fall Season

Ninety-five Spartan student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Michigan State Women's Cross Country: 2014 NCAA Champions

Spartan women cap off dream season with first-ever win at NCAA Championships.


2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships

Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hosted by the Lavern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.

*First Team All-Big Ten
*First Team All-Region
*NCAA All-American

Placed 21st at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:29.50, helping the Spartans earn the first national championship in women's program history ... Finished fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships with a time of 20:05 ... Set a new personal-best 6K time (20:04.10) and finished seventh overall at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished ninth at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 21:41 ... Ran a time of 22:08 and finished 33rd at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota ... Placed 32nd with a time of 20:29 at the Wisconsin Invitational

Race unattached and finished fourth with a 5K time of 17:50.90 at the EMU Fall Classic... Ran unattached with a time of 21:28 in the 6k at the Spartan Invitational for a ninth-place finish... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Ran unattached at the Spartan Invitational, placing eighth with a time of 21:33 ... Finished 66th overall at the Louisville Classic with a time of 17:4.53 ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships, posting a time of 20:58.80 for 23rd overall ... Recorded a season-best time of 20:49 to finish 17th at the Great Lakes Regional, earning All-Region honors ... Ran a time of 20:52.7 to place 113th overall at the NCAA Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

Placed sixth at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 20:51 ... Ran the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 21:14.5 ... Finished 75th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in a time of 21:07.4 ... Placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 20:30 ... Finished ninth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 20:44.4 ... Finished 48th at the NCAA Championships in a time of 20:48 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... All-Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... First-Team All-Big Ten.

Clocked in at 22:14.7 at the NCAA Championships, as the fifth fastest Spartan at the race ... Raced to a seventh place finish in the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 18:49.5 while competing unattached ... Also ran unattached in the Spartan Invitational and turned in a time of 22:07 ... Raced in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and finished with a time of 21:26.5 ... Clocked in a time of 22:01.4 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... Ran a time of 21:02.4 at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 21:38.27.

High School:
Attended Traverse City Central where she was a four-year letterwinner in cross country, and three-time letterwinner in track and field for head coach Lisa Taylor ... Received all-conference, all-district all four seasons in cross country ... Named the 2009 Traverse City Record-Eagle Dream Team ... Listed on the 2009 and 2007 all-state teams .... Received all-state honors in 2010 in both the 1600m and the 3200m races ... In 2009, contributed to the 3200m-relay teams sixth place finish at states ... Finished fourth at states in the 3200m with a time of 10:49 ... Placed third in the 1600m with a time of 4:55 at the state race ... Member of the National Honor Society and student council ... Team finished first at the 2008 Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 Cross Country Championships her junior year ... Member of the National Honors Society and student council.

Born December 12, 1991 ... Daughter of Robert and Laura Otwell ... Oldest sister, Clare, was a four-year letterwinner at Michigan with the cross country and track & field programs ... Older sister, Annie, attended Wisconsin where she ran on the Badgers' cross country and track & team ... Majoring in biosystems engineering.