NJCAA Region 21 Director Julie Mulvey inducted into UMass-Amherst Hall of Fame
January 27, 2014
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Massasoit A.D. Julie Mulvey Inducted Into UMass Hall Of Fame
Mulvey recognized for standout basketball career with Minutemen
AMHERST, Mass. ---- Massasoit Community College Athletics Director Julie Mulvey was officially inducted into the University of Massachusetts Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony during a Minutemen men's basketball game on Sunday, January 26.
Mulvey, a former All-American women's basketball player for the Minutemen, joined five other inductees that were honored at halftime inside the Mullins Center.
“I love UMass and I have some great memories both as student and as an athlete while being there," Mulvey said. "It was a great time in my life and I am honored to be selected into the UMass Hall of Fame."
From 1978-81, then Julie Ready, played center for the UMass, where she helped the Minutemen post one of its most successful win totals (60) in program history during her tenure. Mulvey still ranks in the top-10 in a number of statistical categories at UMass and holds the top career field goal percentage (.545).
Mulvey finished her outstanding career at UMass ranked eighth on the all-time scoring list, totaling 1,406 career points and averaged 20.7 ppg her senior campaign.
During Mulvey's final year at UMass, she garnered All-American and All-Region accolades and was later invited to compete for a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. A stress fracture caused here not to attend the tryout and the games were later boycotted by then President Carter due to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.
She still has her name stamped in the UMass record books, ranking 2nd in points per game (16.5), 3rd in rebounds (831), 3rd in rebounds per game (9.8), and 6th in field goals made (615). Among single season rankings, Mulvey still holds the No. 1 rankings for field goal percentage (.565, 1979) and field goals (244, 1981). She is No. 2 all-time in points (581, 1981), points per game (20.7, 1981), and No. 4 in rebounds (292, 1979) and rebounds per game (11.7, 1979) in a season.
Mulvey coached both basketball and volleyball and was the Assistant Athletics Director at Massasoit prior to holding the position of Director of Student Life from 1995-2008. In 2008, Mulvey was named Athletics Director, where she still is in charge of Warrior Athletics today.
Mulvey has gone above and beyond for the betterment of the Massasoit student-athletes, providing support, guidance and encouragement. The Warrior student-athletes have showcased success in the classroom, as 29 individuals recently accumulated a 3.0 grade point average or higher in the fall semester. As far as athletics, Massasoit competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association and has seen great success in recent years such as the men's soccer team capturing the 2013 New England Regionals and advancing the Northeast District Semifinals this past fall.
“Julie is a superb role model and mentor for our student athletes. Congratulations on this wonderful award from all of us at the College,” said Dr. Charles Wall, President of Massasoit Community College.
Mulvey was joined by Tony Barbee (Men's Basketball, 1990-93), Ned Dean (Football, 1973-75), Jim Weller (Men's Lacrosse, 1979-82), Rebecca Donaghue (1995-98) and Doug Welenc (Baseball, 1977-79) as part of the 2013 George "Trigger" Burke UMass Athletics Hall of Fame class.