Denby finds success at BSC on and off the court

Denby finds success at BSC on and off the court

- Birmingham-Southern Athletic Communication

It's funny how things can change. For Julia Denby, an English major with a political science minor at Birmingham-Southern, out of high school her plan was to become a future doctor. Then after spending time at BSC, a different path emerged. 

"I wanted to go to med school because I really wanted to help people. But then I got to school and hated biology so I decided to switch. Becoming a lawyer would allow me to use that same passion of helping people, while still utilizing my academic gifts and interests."

For Denby, a standout volleyball student-athlete for the Panthers, the small size and close-knit community a Southern Athletic Association institution like Birmingham-Southern provided made the difference.

Denby instantly clicked with the volleyball team. Once she met the team on her visit from high school, she knew BSC was the perfect fit. BSC offered both great academics and the time to form relationships with fellow teammates.

Like any student-athlete balancing academic, athletic, and social responsibilities, Denby has felt help from her coaches, professors, and friends.

"When I arrived on campus as a freshman, I felt at home after meeting my teammates and saw that I have a built-in group of friends and family that you can hang out with. BSC has always taken care of me when I needed it." 

Those connections made Denby, who comes from a family of six, feel right at home. The other key for Denby's success, organization. Keeping organized is key for the Panther in all facets of her life.

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