Julie Hanks was selected as the NAU Female Athlete of the Year in 1986. Her name can be found in the NAU top ten books a total of 27 times, second only to Peggy Kennedy's 48. She currently possesses NAU records for field goals made in a season (182 in '84-'85); field goals attempted for a season (439 in '84-'85); and field goals made for a career (493). Her name can also be found in the top five for field goals made in a season (176 in '85-'86); points scored in a season (433 in '85-'86); points scored for a career (1,165); points per game for career (15.5); and field goals attempted (1,152). In addition, Hanks holds positions in the NAU top ten records for assists, rebounds, field goal percentage, free throws attempted, and free throw percentage demonstrating her versatility and athletic ability.