Julia Scoles, a former outside hitter for the North Carolina volleyball team, announced her decision to transfer to the University of Hawaii and compete for its beach volleyball team on Thursday, via her personal Instagram account.
"Excited to announce my commitment to play beach volleyball at the University of Hawaii!!" Scoles' post said. "Forever grateful for my time here as a Tar Heel and the people that have made this place so special."
The Mooresville, N.C., native played one full season as a Tar Heel, and she made the most of it. As a first-year in 2016, Scoles was named ACC Freshman of the Year. She was also a first-team All-ACC selection and an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention.
Before she made her return in 2017, Scoles was named to the preseason All-ACC team and was a PrepVolleyball Preseason Player of the Year Candidate (Top 12).
However, in the second game of Scoles' sophomore campaign, she suffered a concussion that left her inactive for the remainder of the year. She later requested and was granted a medical redshirt before her transfer. She will have three more years of eligibility.