Getting to Know...Jillian Murphy

Photo courtesy Nick Pearce
Photo courtesy Nick Pearce

X-Women track & field sprinter Jillian Murphy is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Jillian is a fourth year Nursing student from Port Williams, N.S.

My nicknames are…?    
Jill-Murph, Rook

My favorite moment to date as a StFX student-athlete is…?       
In my first year I ran on the 4x200m team and we were in a tight race but ended up beating our rivals Dalhousie and advanced to the CIS Championship. That weekend really showed me how much of a family the track team is.

If I could be StFX President for one day I would…?     
Build an indoor track and field complex.

A unique talent or skill I have is…?           
Some of my teammates taught me how to crack an apple in half using my forehead.

My biggest pet peeve is…? ‎   
When people chew their food loudly.

My favorite childhood memory is…?      
My favorite childhood memory in sports would be all of the summers I spent on the soccer fields.

My dream job is…? ‎

Something interesting about my hometown is…?            
Port Williams is home of the Bay of Fundy which is famous for having the highest tides in the world.


Class: Maternity
Place to Study: Schwartz
Food: ‎ Chocolate
Summer activity:  Beach days of course
Disney Movie:  Peter Pan            
Social Media:  Instagram
TV show:  One Tree Hill
Vacation spot:  ‎Mexico
Singer/Band: Signal Hill
Item of clothing:  Lulu's
Pro sports team:  Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro sports athlete:  Sidney Crosby