Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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20 Julie Brase
5-9 Sophomore Guard
Tucson, Ariz./Catalina Foothills HS

General: Great shooter who understands the game... Is a strong competitor and a "workaholic"... Very coachable... Has a scorer's mentality... Loves to be challenged... Used in Arizona's pressing defenses... A great anticipator and underrated defender...

1998-99: Earned the UA Free Throw Percentage Award for having the highest on the team (.811)... Averaged 6.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game... Saw action in all but one contest, starting six... Had three points and three rebounds at Rutgers (3/14/99) in second round of NCAA tourney... Collected six points in win over Florida (3/12/99) in first round of NCAAs... Ran off 11 points, including a perfect 5-of-5 performance from the line at Oregon (2/21/99)... Collected nine points and a season-high six rebounds against Washington State (2/6/99)... Racked up 15 points against Washington (2/4/99)... Shot 4-for-5 from the floor while scoring 10 points against Oregon State (1/23/99)... In her first game back without the face mask, scored eight points against Arizona State (1/16/99)... A broken nose suffered during practice on Dec. 17 hampered her play significantly for five games, because of the protective face mask she had to wear... Named to the Bowl Basketball Classic All-Tournament Team... In her first collegiate start against Louisiana Tech (12/6/98), hit a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point range en route to 16 points... Broke loose for 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting against Sam Houston State (12/4/98)...

High School: Honorable mention USA Today All-American in 1997 and 1998... Three-time Southern Arizona Player of the Year and Sertoma Club Player of the Year... Three-time first team All-Arizona... Four-year All-Sonoran Region choice... Broke nine state of Arizona scoring records and finished as all-time career scoring leader for the state with 2,913 points... Averaged 26.8 ppg, eight rpg, six spg and three apg while leading Foothills to a 25-7 record and a berth in the state semifinals in 1998... Invited to the Nike All-American Camp twice... BCI All-American... As a junior, recorded 25 points, nine rebounds and three assists per game while leading the Falcons to the state championship...

Personal: Born Julie Rae Brase on April 14, 1980 in Altus, Okla.... Daughter of Jon and Jody Brase... Has one younger brother, Matt... Major is undecided... Is the granddaughter of Arizona men's basketball coach Lute Olson... When she was younger, was a ball-girl for the Wildcat women.

Brase's Career Highs

FG Made	        5, twice, last vs. Washington (2/4/99)
FG Attempts	9, twice, last at Stanford (1/28/99)
3FG Made	4 vs. Louisiana Tech (12/6/98)
3FG Attempts	4, four times, last at Cal (1/30/99)
FT Made	        5 at Oregon (2/21/99)
FT Attempts	5 at Oregon (2/21/99)
Points	        16 vs. Louisiana Tech (12/6/98)
Rebounds	6 vs. Washington St. (2/6/99)
Assists	        5, twice, last vs. Cal (2/25/99)
Blocks	        1 at Stanford (1/28/99)
Steals	        3 vs. UCLA (1/2/99)
Minutes	        33 vs. Louisiana Tech (12/6/98)

Brase's Career Stats
Year	GP	GS	Min.	Avg.	FG	FGA	Pct.	3FG	3FGA	Pct.	FT	1998-99	28	6	621	22.2	69	165	.418	22	58	.379	30	
FTA	Pct.	OR	DR	Tot.	Avg.	PF-DQ	A	TO	B	ST    Pts.	37	.811	28	43	71	2.5	67-3	50	48	1	29    190
Ask Julie
What do you like best about Tucson? It is my hometown, and it doesn't get cold here.

What is the one place, anywhere in the world, that you have always wanted to visit? Australia, because I have heard what a great place it is

My favorite moment last season was making the NCAA tournament.

My greatest talent is my competitiveness.

Last summer, I went to summer school and then went to San Diego.

What is your favorite place to relax? San Diego because I can lay out on the beach and go boogie boarding.

After graduation, I want to coach college basketball.

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