NAME: Jorden Johnson ’15
SPORT: Cross Country
HOMETOWN: Blaine, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL: Blaine High School
WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: I came to St. Olaf because it has a great community atmosphere, and this college allows me to pursue a degree in chemistry in a state-of-the-art science building.
CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY: This is my first year ever running cross country. Last year, I played soccer for the Oles, and in high school I played varsity soccer, hockey and lacrosse for four years.
FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONGS: “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons and “Heart of a Champion” by Nelly
FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Miracle” . . . I guess I am a true Minnesotan hockey player.
FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Alex Morgan U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “ER” reruns and Food Network’s “Chopped”
FAVORITE BOOK: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Red Lobster
THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Kate Middleton, Oprah Winfrey and Nelson Mandela
FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN CROSS COUNTRY: It’s a tie . . . soccer in the summer and hockey in the winter.
RANDOM FACT: I have never read the “Harry Potter” books or watched the TV shows “Friends,” “Pretty Little Liars” or “Glee.”
BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: Everything happens for a reason; it just may take a while to find out what the reason is.
PLANS AFTER OLAF: Go to graduate school for chemistry and then find a job in a lab somewhere. Eventually I want to get my Ph.D.