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Feature Friday Series: Morgan Jensen

Apr 2, 2021

By Kathryn Vargas

For this week's edition of our Friday Feature Series, we chat with freshman and Sandy native Morgan Jensen.
 


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Jensen attended Alta High School, where she was a four-year letter winner in cross country and track & field. During the 2019 season, she took third place in the Utah State 5A Cross Country Championship and guided the Hawks to five first-place finishes during her senior season. She also placed fourth at the Utah State 5A Championship meet in the 3200 (11:11.24).
 
Jensen attributes her motivation and success to her family and to her drive as an athlete. Her parents, Jim and Rian Jensen, who both attended the U were some of the biggest influences in Jensen's athletic career and continue to be a source for motivation. Jensen's parents provided stability throughout her high school career, having gone through a lot of coaching changes was difficult for both her and her team. Jensen, who has a very close relationship with her older brother Carter and younger brother Gavin, all love doing outdoor activities because her parents encouraged it to all three children from a young age.
 
Jensen is excited to see where her collegiate running career takes her, and looking forward to her experiences as a student-athlete at the University of Utah.
 
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Red

Q: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
A: Alta, Utah or anywhere in the mountains

Q: Who is your biggest athletic inspiration?
A: Grayson Murphy

Q: What is your least favorite food?
A: Anything spicy

Q: What is your favorite holiday/celebration?
A: Probably Christmas, but I really like them all

Q: What is your favorite memory/ experience with the team thus far?
A: All the traveling we've done so far. We've had some pretty funny moments while traveling

Q: If you had a superpower, what would it be?
A: To have the ability to teleport

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity?
A: I don't really have a favorite celebrity

Q: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be?
A: Can't pick just one song because I switch what I listen to so much

Q: What is your favorite part of being at the University of Utah?
A: Being close to the mountains and training with my teammates

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: I don't have a favorite movie at the moment

Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: Right now, Grey's Anatomy

Q: If you were stranded on an island and were able to take one person with you, who would you take?
A: My little brother because he could build a boat and get us out of there.
 
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I guess something that is flexible would be pretty great

Q: What is your future profession?
A: Not 100% sure yet, but probably something in the field of social work

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