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