Blue Hens Hall of Fame - Julie Van Deusen
By Sean Greene

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VIDEO: Sean Greene talks with Julie Van Deusen

Diver Julie Van Deusen took the long road from Glasgow High School to the University of Delaware, but it ended with a spot in the Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night.

The former Dragon competed for two years with Syracuse before transferring back to her hometown University. Once in the Blue & Gold, Van Deusen never lost a dual meet competition in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, and was named CAA Diver of the Year both years. She won both events at the 2003 after finishing second in both the year before.

Van Duesen became the first UD diver to qualify for the NCAA championships in 2002, finishing 32nd in the 1-meter and 35th in the 3-meter.

Her contributions out of the natatorium earned her the title of Delaware's NCAA Woman of the Year in 2003.

After graduating with a degree in exercise science, Van Deusen went on to become the assistant diving coach at Georgia for a year, and then the head diving coach at Penn from 2004-2007.

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