Student Spotlight: Julia Mouch

Julia Mouch receives the ECAC Division III Most Outstanding Player award. She was given the award by Brian Rose, Bethany's Director of Athletics, after Bethany won the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Regional Championship.

Looking back, senior Julia Mouch says the most important thing she’s learned in college is that it’s important to make your mark. “Be involved. It seems cliché, but it’s true. You can meet some really great people on campus and make connections for future endeavors.”

At Bethany, Julia has been a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the Pre-Health Club, the pre-health honor society, and the American Chemical Society. She’s also been a resident assistant and a student ambassador. But she says her favorite memories come from her time on the volleyball court.

“From ups and downs in games, to working tournaments, to just hanging out and being goofs I have made so many unforgettable memories it is hard to choose my favorite.”

Her hard work and love of the game have earned her the title of team captain, as well as multiple awards, including Capital One Academic All-District II honors for the second-straight season. In 2014, she ranked first in the conference in total digs with a career-high 684.

Her enthusiasm translates to the classroom. A Biochemistry major with a minor in Mathematics, Julia has worked closely with her professors to be successful.

“In high school the teachers were just the teachers, but in college I have the opportunity to know and talk to the professors. They are very approachable and helpful in every aspect when I would have to miss class for games or to help me further my career in biochemistry.”

With one year of college left, Julia has her sights set on furthering her education to eventually get a Doctor of Medicine degree.