Julia Holt is a standout pitcher in the 14U Desert Thunder program. The local 7th grader already stands 5-foot-10 and is coached in the circle by former University of Arizona standout Alicia Hollowell-Dunn.
Holt is in California this weekend for the UCLA Holiday Elite Softball Camp run by Bruin head coach Kelly Inouye Perez and assistant coach Lisa Fernandez.
Hollowell-Dunn also coaches Arizona State Player of the Year Nic Conway of Catalina Foothills and Arizona commit Carlie Scupin. Holt is the daughter of former University of Arizona football standout Julius Holt. Her brother, Justin, plays football for the Wildcats.
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