Senior State Championship STVM runner Julia Mendiola is the WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for December 6th-December 13th.
Julia and her teammates won their fifth straight State Championship in Girls Cross Country back on November 2nd. Julia has a 10th place finish with a time of 18:53.10.
"It was a thrill for sure, we have a great young team and it was really special to be part of this" said Mendiola.
Julie is a three year member of the team and took a 14th place in the States as a junior and a 26th spot as a sophomore. Julia is also a key member of the STVM girls soccer team in the fall.
"She is our quiet leader, but a real producer" said STVM Cross Country Coach Dan Lancianese.
Mendiola is in the National Honor Society and the Spanish Club at STVM. She is also a Volunteer at Summa Health System and carries a part time job as a waitress at the Akron Family Restaurant.
"We have really good food, I like people" said Mendiola.
Julia is looking to get into Pre-Med. at college and hopes for a college career in Cross Country. She currently carries a 4.1 GPA.
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