Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Winn Puts Littleton on the Map

It is rare for a guard from New Hampshire to play Division I college basketball. It's even more rare that the player comes from a Division IV (Class S) high school. That's why congratulations are in order for former Littleton High standout point guard Julia Winn, who has defeated the odds, making the Liberty University women's basketball team as a walk-on.

Winn led Littleton to a 21-1 record (20-0 in D-IV) and the Division IV championship in 2012. It was the school's first state title in 16 years, and Winn was also the school's first female to score over 1,000 points in 16 years. She is a lightning quick point guard with a good handle and excels at getting into the lane off the bounce and creating offense, both for herself and for her teammates. She has a solid pull-up jumper and despite her size she's not afraid to dive it inside and can finish against much bigger players. Winn is also a very good passer, defender and has a high basketball I.Q.

Liberty is a Division I program that competes in the Big South Conference, along with schools like Winthrop, UNC Asheville and Coastal Carolina. Liberty is a very successful program, as they have a 310-103 record during head coach Carey Green's 13 seasons at the helm. Three different players from Liberty have gone on to play in the WNBA.

This is a tremendous accomplishment for Winn. She has gone from a tiny high school in the middle of nowhere to play D-I college basketball for a very good program. Winn is studying nursing at Liberty. Congrats to her and best of luck!

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  1. Way to go Julia...new u could do it..u make us proud...miss u!

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