Fraser Signs to Play at Academy of Art University
Juliua Fraser only spent one year at State Fair Community College, however she made friends that will last a lifetime. Fraser recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and basketball career at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She will take many memories with her as she moves on to the next level.
"I’m going to miss State Fair so much. It was a big change coming from a big city to a small town like Sedalia. My teammates and my coaches made it all worth it. I can’t even say they're just friends, my teammates at State Fair, they’re like my second family now…. I'm going to try my best to keep in touch with them as much as possible," said Fraser.
Academy of Art University is transitioning to the NCAA Division II. They finished with a 10-17 record last season. State Fair Head Coach Kevin Bucher feels Fraser’s best basketball is ahead of her.
"She was out for a year and a half with a knee injury. That kind put her of behind the eight ball, as far as being in shape…Once she really got into it, she was there early to practice working on her game… She has a hunger and a desire to do well."
Fraser looked for two things in a prospective school. She wanted to continue her basketball career and find a good communications program. She was very impressed with what she saw on her recruiting visit.
"The school wasn't like a normal campus. It was spread all over the city, but they make it convenient for the students to get there and back," said Fraser.
Fraser would like to continue playing basketball as long as she can. She also has a plan for after her basketball career is over. The broadcast communications major’s goal is to become a radio broadcaster or a sports broadcaster.
“We were very pleased to have her at State Fair. She was a big part of helping get our team to the next level. We wish her the very best. I really think her best basketball is ahead of her at Academy of Art,” said Bucher.
By David Rohrbach