|Hometown:||Oak Park, Calif.|
|High School:||Oak Park HS|
2011: Saw action in one game, tossing two thirds of an inning against Buffalo, forcing a pair of ground outs to clinch the 11-1 victory ... picked up one assist in the game.
2010: Saw action in eight games, starting five as the pitcher ... managed a 1-2 record ... struck out seven batters in 19.2 innings of action ... went 5.1 innings and struck out a season-high three in a victory over North Dakota State ... made good on all six defensive opportunities.
High School: A second-team all-state selection as a senior after posting a 1.71 ERA, 170 strikeouts, 14 wins and a no-hitter ... received first team all-county honors from the Ventura County Star all four years ... garnered first team all-area honors from the Daily News each of her last three years after earning honorable mention accolades as a freshman ... a four-time All-Tri Valley League selection, including league MVP honors twice ... led team to three Tri-Valley League Championships (2006, 2008, 2009) under coach Roger Newell ... named team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior years ... honored as Oak Park's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... named to LA 84 Foundation Softball Division II South Section 1st team as a junior as well as the ESPN Cali High Sports All State 2nd team underclassman ... finished her career with a school record 829 strikeouts, 38 shutouts, four no-hitters and three perfect games ... set school game records for strikeouts with 19 in seven innings against Nordhoff and 21 in eight innings against St. Bonaventure ... owns season records for wins (18 in 2007), strikeouts (295 in 2007), shutouts (13 in 2007) and one-hitters (5 in 2007) ... played summer ball for the Worth Firecrackers, which placed second at ASA 18U Gold Nationals in 2006.
Personal: Full name is Julia Elizabeth Rice ... born March 5, 1991 ... parents are Jonathan and Laura Rice ... has one sister, Kayla ... majoring in communications with a minor in political science.