Julie (Grahn) Hicks (Cleveland, 1994)

Julie (Grahn) HicksJulie (Grahn) Hicks

Julie (Grahn) Hicks (Cleveland, 1994)
School: Cleveland (Commerce) Graduation Year: 1994

Year Inducted: 2022

Sports Played: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 4 Volleyball letters. 1st team All-PIL as a Senior, 2nd team as a Junior, team Co-Captain both years. Best defensive team. Royal C (MVP award) as a Senior.
4 Basketball letters, 1st team All-PIL, league MVP, 3rd leading scorer, Team Co-Captain and Royal C (MVP) as a Senior; 2nd team All-PIL as a Junior.
3 Softball letters, 2nd team All-PIL as a Junior.
1 Track & Field letter in shot put and javelin; PIL runner-up in javelin. Class Valedictorian.

Post High School Career: Trinity University (San Antonio), 3 letters in Basketball and 4 in Track. Javelin champion in Southern College Athletic Association all 4 years, placed 3 times (high as 4th) in national competition. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Past volunteer coach in Basketball, Baseball and Track at Banks High School, present volunteer for Banks Youth sports programs. One year as Residential Treatment Counselor at the Perry Center before launching in 1999 a career as an Officer in the Tigard Police Department.


Athletics have taught me a lot of life skills, including teamwork, hard work, and goal setting. Athletics helped me create my own identity which improved my self-esteem and confidence as a young girl. I would not be the person I am today without the experiences I obtained through athletics.
I would never have been given so many athletic opportunities without the love and support I experienced from my parents. As I pursued my athletic career and life in general, their support and encouragement was monumental.
From early in my life, my father was my coach and my mother was a constant encouraging presence. As my love for basketball grew and I wanted to compete at higher levels my parents supported me through all of it. As a child, I did not fully grasp the sacrifices my family made for me or the expenses of club ball and travel teams. Now that I am grown with kids of my own, I fully understand the sacrifices that were made for me and truly appreciate and be thankful for all of the opportunities my parents provided.

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