Clovis star athlete wins B’nai B’rith award

Julia Hardwick is the winner of the 69th Annual B’nai B’rith Award. Pictured, Julia Hardwick hoisting the Girls Soccer D-II CIF Northern Regional Championship trophy in March 2020. (Courtesy of Julia Hardwick/twitter)

Clovis High multi-sport star Julia Hardwick has been selected as the overall winner of the 69th B’nai B’rith scholar-athlete award.

Voting on the award was a panel of independent judges that selected the winner based on a combination of academic and athletic achievement amongst a field of 16 nominees.

Hardwick, who notched a 4.23 GPA, lettered soccer, track and tennis during her years as a Cougar. Hardwick was a part of the Cougars soccer team that won the Northern California state regional final against Leigh on March 7 at Lamonica Stadium.

She has committed to continuing with her soccer career next year at Fresno State.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a cancellation of a dinner that would have honored all of the nominees.

Michael Ford
Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.