Whitianga, New Zealand
Bradenton (Fla.) Academy
General: Originally from New Zealand, she prepped at the esteemed Bradenton Academy in Florida for two years... One of just two newcomers who will join a talented and veteran Wildcat roster... One of the top junior golfers in the country, was ranked third in the nation at the end of the 1998 season... Was a 1998 AJGA first team All-American after recording five top-five finishes in her nine outings... Also had a seventh place finish and a 10th place outing in that schedule as well... Won two tournaments that summer -- the AJGA Ping Myrtle Beach and the AJGA Greensboro Chrysler Junior... This past summer, she placed third at the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic and was fourth at the AJGA Greater Greensboro Chrysler Junior... Named to play in the 1998 East Cannon Cup team.
High School: Attended the Bradenton Academy in Florida... Also participated in swimming and track... Made the principal's honor roll (GPA of 4.0 or above)... Her golf team won the state championship in both 1998 and 1999... A high school All-American in 1998.
Personal: Julia Melanie Kraschinski... Born 10-7-81 in Germany... Parents are Gunther and Britta Kraschinski... Parents are both hotel owners... Father played professional tennis... Has a 16-year old sister, Miriam, who is involved in the American Junior Golf Association... Majoring in business marketing... Career aspiration is to become a professional golfer... Has played in the World Amatuer in Germany, France, England, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand... Was the sports person of the year for her district in New Zealand... Enjoys swimming, reading and spending time with her family... Has played golf with Sergio Garcia.