In this photo taken during practice for the State's women's basketball team and with her back to the camera is number 40, six-foot Julianna Prim. Prim is an intriguing member for the women's basketball team. Is it because she was a McDonald's All-American coming out of high school-no. Further, it's unknown whether she will either remain on the bench being only a practice player, be a significant substitute, or be a starter. What makes Julianna intriguing is that after a stellar career swimming for first Phieffer College and then N.C. State, she has become a member of State's women's basketball team.
While earning accolades as a swimmer in high school and college, she does have a basketball background. Prim was the MVP of her high school basketball team. Additionally, Prim was also a 2012 ACIS Basketball National Championships Women's IM All-American.
Here is the bio of Prim as presented by Go-Pack:
Academics: Selected to the NC State chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, one of the highest academic honors that an NC State student can earn ... All-ACC Academic team member ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll as well ... Awarded a Carolina Panthers scholarship worth $10,000 for graduate level studies.
Swimming Career at NC State (2011-13): Owns the school record in the 200 butterfly (1:59.52) ... Also a member of the school-record 800 freestyle relay team ... Ranks second at NC State in 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay ... Hit NCAA "B" standards in five different events during the 2011-12 season ... Named ACC Performer of the Week on Jan. 18, 2011, after winning two individual events and swimming the final leg of two first-place relays at Georgia Tech.
Freshman (2009-10 at Pfieffer College): Was an All-America selection in the 200 butterfly ... Set 11 school records ... Named both team MVP and school indoor female athlete of the year ... Posted a 4.0 GPA.
High School & Personal: Competed at Starmount High School ... Won four high school state swimming titles, including three in the 100 butterfly and one in the 50 freestyle ... Earned All-America honors ... Was an Academic-All American ... Named high school MVP in swimming, basketball and track as a senior ... Graduated with a degree in biological sciences in May 2013 ... Currenlty attending graduate school at NC State.