Julia Otwell
Julia Otwell

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Traverse City, Mich.

High School:
Central


05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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

04/15/2014

SASS Academic Excellence Gala Celebrates MSU Student-Athletes

17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.

11/21/2013

MSU Cross Country Travels To 2013 NCAA Championships

Caleb Rhynard and the Spartan women look to represent MSU on national stage.

10/31/2013

Cross Country Set To Compete At Big Ten Championships

Women look to win back title in West LaFayette, Ind. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

08/29/2013

Cross Country Kicks Off Season At Jeff Drenth Memorial

Spartans travel to Central Michigan on Friday for first meet of the 2013 season.

2014:
*First Team All-Big Ten
*First Team All-Region

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

2013:
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.

2012:
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.

2011:
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.

2010:
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.

Personal:
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.