Julie Rose Knowles was the school all-time assist leader in basketball and her team went 33-0 her senior year winning Briarcrest's first State Championship in girls basketball. She was selected to play in the All-Star game for the State of Tennessee in both basketball and soccer in 1998. Julie received Best of the Preps, All Region, All Metro, All Tournament and Super Five awards throughout her career. She was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee, and named AA player of the year in 1997and 1998. In addition, she won the Female Athlete of the Year for private schools in 1998. Julie earned her Bachelor’s in Education from Auburn University and a Masters in Education from Arkansas State University. She and her husband Mike have 2 daughters attending Briarcrest, Addyson age 5 and Georgia age 3. The Knowles attend Hope Presbyterian Church.