Wayne State College

Julie Brinkman Mintz

Inducted: 1985

Julie Brinkman Mintz was a basketball standout for Wayne State College from 1974-1978, playing on the G.I. Willoughby coached teams during the late 1970's which were the strength of the AIAW and the Nebraska College Conference.Brinkman Mintz, a native of Rolfe, Iowa, was just the third woman selected to the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame. She was a member of the first Wayne State women.s basketball team to win the Central States Intercollegiate Conference title in 1977. Brinkman led the Wildcats and the CSIC in assists with an average of over six per game. For her efforts, she was named to the All-CSIC team and voted the team.s Female Athlete of the Year in 1975-76. Brinkman is best known for her unselfish style of play and her free throw shooting ability. At the time of induction, she held the school record for most assists in a single season (198) during the 1976-77 season. Julie was also active in track her senior season at Wayne State. She was a member of the Dean.s List all four years at WSC and was active in Cardinal Key National Honor Society. She completed her master.s degree in physical education from Emporia State University in 1980 and that same year was selected as one of 52 runners to run the 1980 torch to Lake Placid, New York. In 1983, she was named to the Outstanding Young Women of America. Mintz was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 1985.