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JUNIOR (2012)Appeared in 33 games and started in 13... Served in a variety of roles including outfield, second base, designated hitter, pinch hitter and runner ... Started the last six games at second base ... Hit her first home run as a Cougar vs. Texas State (March 3) going 1-for-3 with 2 RBI in the game ... Went 1-for-3 vs. the Aggies (March 3) in Houston's win to end Texas A&M's record home-win streak (34 games).
BEFORE HOUSTONPlayed at Ohio State University for two seasons... Started 34 games and appeared in 62 over two-years... Member of Buckeyes team who lost to Cougars in season opener of 2010 but did not play in the game... Scored 18 runs.
HIGH SCHOOLCompeted for the La Habra Highlanders under head coach Frank McCarroll... Selected to All-CIF and All-Area team... Seven-time all-star in softball... Accomplished water polo player as well... Captain of softball and water polo teams... Named Most Athletic and Female Athlete of the Year.
PERSONALFull name is Julia Pecina... Born May 6, 1991, in La Habra, Calif... Daughter of Jacquelyn and Jaime Pecina... Sister to Brittany, Jasmine and Liam... Majoring in consumer science.