Behind the Scenes With Women's Cross Country: Jessica Gall
Oct. 5, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - As the women's cross country team prepares for the Pre-NCAA meet in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 15, junior All-American Jessica Gall sat down with IUHOOSIERS.com to give us a behind the scenes look at the runner.
Favorite Food: Tie between oatmeal and ice cream (but not together, that's gross).
Favorite TV Show: West Wing or the news, I'm constantly watching the news.
Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own.
Favorite Bloomington restaurants: S.o many to choose from... Scotty's, Siam House, Runcible Spoon.
Favorite Musical Group/Singer: Jimmy Buffett, John Mellencamp, Brooks & Dunn.
Favorite Sport Other than Cross Country: to watch: college basketball and football, to play: soccer.
Favorite IU Class: Y301 Political Parties and Interest Groups with Professor Hershey.
Favorite Vacation spot: I've never been there, but I am dying to go to Colorado and run through the mountain trails.
Favorite Actor/Actress: Dick Van Dyke.
Favorite Place on Campus: The grassy/creek area between Woodburn and Ballentine.
Favorite kinds of Candy: Snickers or Baby Ruth, and those mints you get at Olive Garden after you pay the bill.
Favorite Professional Athlete: Deena Kastor, 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the Marathon.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Lance Armstrong the day he won his seventh Tour de France in a row because I can't even imagine how awesome that must feel after so many years of putting in the work and overcoming not only cancer but also the pressure of being on top and having the target on his back.
Name three people, (dead or alive) that you would like to have dinner with: Sandra Day O'Conner, Martin Luther King Jr.,and Lance Armstrong.
Any superstitions before competing? Nothing exciting, I just make sure my spikes are double knotted and my jersey is on the right way, and I always swing my arms in a circle and then jump up and down a few times right before the start.
What is your major and why? Political Science because the government affects us every day in uncountable ways and most of us don't even realize it. I also have minors in Spanish and Business because more and more people in the U.S. will be speaking Spanish in the upcoming years and learning about business is also extremely useful and will help me in the real world.
Something the average person doesn't know about me: I am deathly afraid of aliens; I can't watch E.T. because I'll have nightmares.
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