May 2, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut senior women's soccer player Julie Hubbard (Waverly, Pa.) received The Donald Kinsman Award from UConn's Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) on Monday evening. The award is the highest honor given by CPIA and named after the long-time and former director of CPIA. It was presented at the 2014 UConn Club Awards Dinner on Monday night - marking the first time the award was presented at that event.
Hubbard has been an outstanding team leader in both the classroom and on the field while overcoming multiple devastating injuries.
She graduated last May with a degree in allied health sciences with summa cum laude honors. She has a near-perfect GPA during her undergraduate career and is now pursuing a master's degree in sports management.
Hubbard earned Dean's List honors in every semester and was also named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honors fraternity and was both a New England Scholar and Babbidge Scholar at UConn.
Hubbard organized the team's learning groups as a team leader and set an excellent example for her younger teammates. She was also involved in the research for the Female Athlete Body Project, acting as a facilitator.
Hubbard was a team captain during the 2013 season and started all 20 games with four goals - including two-game winners.
She fought through adversity to get to that point as she suffered a season-ending knee injury five games into the 2011 season. Hubbard had the same injury in high school. Hoping for a successful 2012, she went down with the same injury again during preseason camp and had to undergo her third surgery and rehabilitation.
Hubbard will conclude her Husky career this fall as a sixth-year player and will complete her master's degree in December. She will then continue her education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Northeastern.