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Julie (Pramas) Kazarian is one of the most prolific track &
field athletes in Worcester State College history. She competed for
the Lancer track and field program from 1994-1998.
Julie made her mark in the throwing events for the Lancers. Julie placed in every event that she participated in her entire career. As a freshman, she qualified for the Division III New England and ECAC Championship meets in the 20 lb. weight throw. She was the Worcester City champion that season in the hammer, shot-put, and discus.
During her sophomore campaign, she once again won the Worcester City Championships in the three throwing events. She followed that with a victory in the MASCAC championships in the hammer throw. As a junior, Julie once again qualified for the shot put and 20 lb. weight throw at the Division III New England and ECAC championships.
That spring, she won the hammer at the Worcester City meet for the third straight time and also placed in the discus and shot put. As a senior, she was the Alliance champion in the 20 lb. weight with a throw that reset the MASCAC record in that event.
In her final outdoor season, Julie swept the Worcester City Championship throwing events. She was named the Worcester State College Co-Senior Athlete of the Year and also won the prestigious Howard C. Smith award presented by the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference to its most outstanding female student-athlete.
Julie graduated cum laude from WSC and was a member of the Languages and Literature Honor Society, Lambda Iota Tau and the Foreign Languages Honor Society Alpha Mu Gamma. She has remained part of the fabric of the Worcester State community as she currently works as the Director of Residence Life and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.
It is with great pleasure that we induct Julie (Pramas) Kazarian into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.