March 3, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Former UCLA women's volleyball standout Dr. Julie Bremner Romias will be one of five to be inducted into the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as announced on Thursday.
A two-time Academic All-America® selection in 1992 and 1993, Dr. Romias was an American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American in 1993 as well as the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year. She was a 1992 Volleyball Magazine second-team All-American and a two-time AVCA All-Pacific Region, All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 Player of the Week honoree as well as a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
Dr. Bremner Romias was the starting setter for the 1991 NCAA Champion Bruins and the 1992 NCAA runner-up squad. She is fourth in UCLA history in assists with 4,089. Dr. Bremner Romias was also a member of the U.S. National Team in 1989 and 1990. In 1997, she was selected as one of UCLA's 25 greatest players on the 25th anniversary of the volleyball program's first national championship. Dr. Bremner Romias earned both an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and a NACDA/Disney Scholarship after her senior season at UCLA.
While attending medical school, Dr. Bremner Romias became a victim's rights advocate for athletes being abused by their coaches. She also organized clothing drives and volunteered at the Venice Family Clinic during medical school and residency. Dr. Bremner Romias played on the 4-on-4 pro beach volleyball team sponsored by Nike and Norelco and did volleyball clinics for inner city kids in conjunction with that team. She has competed for the last eight years on the AVP tour and has been ranked as high as 9th nationally.
A 1998 graduate of the UCLA Medical School, Dr. Bremner Romias did her family medicine residency at the Santa Monica/UCLA hospital. She is an active member of the American and California Academies of Family Physicians and has received national awards for quality care in Diabetes, and from the American Heart and Stoke Associations for delivery of Quality Cardiovascular and Stroke Care. Dr. Bremner Romias is currently a doctor at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Joining Dr. Bremner Romias at this year's induction ceremony at CoSIDA's annual workshop in Marco Island, Fla. on June 28 are former basketball players Peter Metzelaars (Wabash College) and Dr. Carol Lally Shields (Notre Dame), former track and field star Dr. Randal Pinkett (Rutgers) and NCAA Champion diver Dr. Megan Neyer (Florida).
The quintet will join 112 members of the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame, which was created in 1988. Dr. Bremner Romias is the seventh former UCLA student-athlete to be inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, joining Karch Kiraly (men's volleyball, Class of 2009), Cormac Carney (football, 2005), John Fowler, Jr. (football, 1999), Bill Walton (men's basketball, 1994), Jamaal Wilkes (men's basketball, 1990) and Donn Moomaw (football, 1988).
"The Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame truly represents the 'Best of the Best' and the Class of 2011 truly lives up to this moniker," said Larry Dougherty, Temple University Associate Athletic Director and 2010-11 CoSIDA President. "These five individuals performed at the highest level, both in their sports as well as in the classroom, as student-athletes at their respective institutions. They have gone on to continue to excel in their chosen fields and within their communities. It is with great pride that CoSIDA honors them as the newest members of the Academic All-America® Hall of Fame."