2012 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to just their third Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 40-15 (17-3 MAC) record ...appeared in 29 games as a pinch runner ... scored nine runs, including a string of scoring in three consecutive games from April 28-May 4 ... scored the eventual game-winning runs versus Central Michigan (April 22) and Toledo (May 4) ... recorded her first career stolen base versus UNLV (March 24).
2011 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State by appearing in eight games as a pinch runner ... scored three runs, including a run in her first collegiate appearance in the second game versus Dayton (March 24) ... also scored a run in both games of a doubleheader versus Western Michigan (May 6).
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Dominic Madrill at Pine Creek her freshman year, earning one letter ... helped her team advance to the state playoffs ... hit .298 that season and earned All-Conference Honorable Mention and Most Improved Player honors and started each game as the only freshman ... sat out the next three seasons due to injury ... played for the Texas Rangers under the direction of Mark Smith ... hit .346 from 2007-08 ... made the Dean's List all four years.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Robert and Christine Cortez ... has one sister, Amy and one brother, Bryan ... born Dec. 26, 1990, in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... full name is Julie Ann Cortez ... majoring in biology/pre-med... maintains a 3.486 grade-point average.