Newly incoming transfer signee, Julia Robarge, recently played this summer in the 2017 NJCAA Women’s Basketball All-Star game in Niceville, Florida at Northwest Florida State College held from July 21-24, 2017.
There were only 40 players that were selected to participate in the NJCAA Women’s All-Star Basketball game. Players were divided into 4 separate teams. All players were catered for with hotel and restaurant accommodations by the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
The three-day event included meetings along with practices and shootarounds. Julia played for the Sparks team and was led by a certified junior college coach. Also held was a special Hall of Fame Banquet sponsored by the WBB Coaches Association.
An advantage in being selected to the all-star game was being able to showcase an individual’s skill level to many of the 4-year college basketball coaches in attendance that are interested in recruiting the sophomore prospects for the 2018-2019 season. With only one game being played, every athlete had to put on her best game for the college scouts.
Julia commented on her participation by saying, “It was an honor being selected to play in the all-star game and play against some of the top junior college women’s players in the country. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun with it. It was a very valuable weekend that will help me go into this upcoming season, and it definitely helped me get some more exposure for the next level.” She also added, “It was a pleasure to represent Dawson Community College during the all-star weekend.”
Julia, a 6’1” forward, is a transfer from Gillette College where she averaged 16 ppg and 4 rpg. She shot 53% from the field, 40% from three-point range and 84% at the free throw line. On May 18th, 2017 she signed with the Buccaneers.
Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. praised Julia on her selection, “Julia is going to do great things at DCC. The goal is for her to make an immediate impact in her only year with us. She understands the importance of her graduating with a degree to move on to the next level and has been taking a sincere interest in becoming a positive leader for her teammates and the program, and for that, DCC is fortunate to have signed a player of such passion and who is ready to compete!”