Geneva School of Boerne senior Julie Perez signed with Rice University on April 12 to throw discus on the Rice Owls Track and Field Team. Perez is the first female athlete at Geneva School to commit to compete as a scholarship athlete at a NCAA Division I university. Perez was surrounded by her parents, Amy and David Perez of Boerne, her coaches Jill Daniels and Dean Herbort and Geneva Athletic Director Eric Boerboom as she made this commitment.
Perez has many achievements in her athletic career at Geneva. She is a two-time Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools State Champion in discus at the 3A classification in 2015 and 2016 and was runner-up in discus for TAPPS 2A in 2014. She currently has the top throw in Texas for discus in all TAPPS classifications and has the sixth top throw in discus for all Texas high schools. She also has the top throw in shot put currently in TAPPS 4A.
She competed all four years on the Eagles varsity volleyball team where she earned TAPPS First Team All-State Honors in the 2A and 3A classifications as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She was selected to TAPPS 4A All-State Second Team in 2016. As a sophomore, she received national recognition when she was selected to Prep Volleyball’s Soph 79 which recognizes the country’s top 79 players in the class of 2017.
In addition, Perez has been recognized for her excellence in the classroom by earning Academic All-State honors in both sports the past two years. She will graduate from Geneva School in May.