Wildcats win eight medals and collect 20 top-ten finishes
2013-14: Captured eight wins at Nortre Dame Duels in South Bend (2/8)... Won an impressive fourteen bouts at the second NU Duals (2/1-2)... Picked up ten wins in fifteen bouts at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26)... Led the sabre squad with twelve wins in fifteen bouts at the NYU Invitational (1/25)... Secured eight wins at the Western Invitational (1/10-11)...At NU Duals, her first official collegiate competition, went undefeated and led the team with wins in all fifteen of her bouts (11/2).
High School: Competed for the Nellya Fencers Club for six years ... Earned first-place at the Georgia games ... captured first-place in Division I ROC ... Was a Junior Points List Member ... Finished in the top 32 at the Division 1A Summer Nationals ... Member of the varsity golf team ... Finished in third-place at the Georgia State Regionals in golf ... Named to the USA Fencing All-Academic First-Team for three years ... Senior Class Vice-President ... Member of National Honor Society ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta ... Member of the Science National Honor Society ... Spent three years on the Super Honor Roll at North Springs Charter High School ... Founded Operation Smiles ... 21st Century Leaders President ... Represented the United States twice at the International Science Fair, earning silver medals both times ... Won top prize at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair and collected total of 14 special awards there ... National winner at the BioGENEius Competition ... Named Georgia's 20 under 20 for Community Service.
Personal: Born Julia Beth Abelsky ... Daughter of Inna and Ilya Abelsky ... First generation American ... Involved with the same fencing club as former NU fencer Chloe Grainger ... Attended the same high school as Usher and Raven Simone ... Chose Northwestern over Columbia, Stanford, Brown, Cornell, North Carolina and Brandeis ... Anticipated major is Material Science and Engineering.