Athlete of the Week: Ian Gill

Photo courtesy of Audrey Malek.

Sport: Rugby

Position: Fly-Half

Year: Second

Hometown: Bayonne, New Jersey

Major: Geography


How Did You First Start Playing Rugby?

I started playing rugby my sophomore year of high school. I knew it was a wild sport and our school had a team, so I joined and fell in love with it.

Outside Of Playing Rugby, What Do You Like To Do?

Outside of being on the rugby field, I like hiking and camping. Going to school in such a nice area has

definitely supported that.

Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?

My biggest role models are probably my parents. Despite countless injuries and always giving them something to worry about, they show me endless support in (pretty much) everything I do.

Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?

Especially since the Olympics last year, I’ve loved supporting the USA Rugby 7s team. They have some great athletes and always put on a show. Especially Danny Barrett, that man is a beast.

Do You Have Any Sports-Related Superstitions?

I’m not very superstitious, but I’ll never hesitate to knock on wood. You can never be too safe.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?

My favorite sports memory is definitely beating our rivals in the championship this past fall to close out an undefeated season. The pride and joy my teammates and I felt that day was something I’ll never forget.

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Jack is a fourth-year journalism major.