Julie Mason played Volleyball at Lipscomb University while working towards a degree in dietetics. She’s now busy working as a dietitian in Lebanon, Tenn., and took some time to talk to lipscombsports.com
What sport(s) did you play at Lipscomb? What years? Who were your coaches?
“I played volleyball for four years from 2001-2005. Kim Barham was the head coach my freshman and sophomore years, and Brandon Rosenthal coached my junior and senior years.”
What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
"My fondest athletic memory would have to be senior night when went to five games against TSU and beat them! I also loved hanging out with the girls on the bus during road trips. We always had a fun time!”
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
“The biggest influence on my athletic career was my dad. He played basketball at Austin Peay University and knew how to relate to the struggles and victories of college athletics. My senior year my dad wrote me a letter that encouraged me to keep pushing myself to do my best and to strive to have a positive attitude in every situation. That letter meant so much to me, and I still have it.
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
"During my time at Lipscomb, God blessed me with true life-long friends. Playing volleyball taught me how to manage my time well and how to work well with a team. I also learned how to push myself and my teammates through difficult times.”
Who was your favorite professor? Why?
"My favorite professor was Nancy Hunt. I really enjoyed my first nutrition class with her, and because of that I changed my major to Dietetics.”
Where do you live now?
“I live in the community of Crieve Hall in Nashville.”
Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?
“I work in Lebanon, Tenn., at University Medical Center as a Registered Dietitian. I have been working at UMC for 4 1/2 years now. I work in clinical nutrition, and I do diet education in the hospital and outpatient diet education.”
Tell us about your family
“I live in Crieve Hall with my wonderful husband Scott Mason, a former Lipscomb soccer player. We met at Lipscomb, and we've been married for three years now.”
Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org