Athlete of the Issue: Julia Dufurrena

Athlete of the Issue: Julia Dufurrena

By Wyatt Lester Posted December 14, 2011

Julia Dufurrena, a senior, is a talented athlete and a good student. She participates in basketball, volleyball, golf, and she even participated in rodeo as a kid.

Julia has played in the city leagues of Winnemucca and Denio since she was young and has continued all the way up to present day. Her motivation came from her watching her family and siblings play sports. Sports have been a part of her daily routine as well as most of her family’s routine her whole life.

“Sports have taught me how to work and communicate with others, they’ve made me better as a person and my work ethic has improved,” said Dufurrena.

Out of the handful of sports she plays, basketball is her favorite. Julia has played on varsity basketball since her freshman year and has helped lead Lowry to a successful season year after year. She plays positions all around the court and succeeds at all of them. This year she is playing with a team full of new teammates and familiar ones she’s played with before.

“I think we’re learning to work together a lot better when usually were putting each individual strength together to make our team better.”

When asked what her favorite aspect of basketball is she said, “I definitely like winning but I like how we all start out as in individuals and we end up as a team at the end of the season.”

Julia’s other sports include golf, this was her first year playing and her team was the runner-up at state. Before playing golf though she played volleyball, she played in 7th grade and as a freshman all the way up until her junior year.

She has few regrets. She wishes she would have played golf a little earlier.

“The sports that I did play and the memories that I have of the sports I’ve played are worth it,” Dufurrena said.

With graduation in sight, her plans are to play college basketball and continue her hardworking and determined attitude towards the sports she plays.

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