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Blue Jay Tuesday - Leah Verrillo, Women's Swimming & Diving

Blue Jay Tuesday - Leah Verrillo, Women's Swimming & Diving

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Department of Athletics is continuing its fun new weekly initiative called Blue Jay Tuesday, which will feature a different USJ student-athlete answering a series of 10 questions every Tuesday to help fans better get to know the Blue Jays. Last week, USJ featured Domonique Carnot in the third release, a senior on the women's tennis team. Debuting in the fourth installment of Blue Jay Tuesday is senior Leah Verrillo (Cheshire, Conn.) from the USJ women's swimming and diving team.

10 Things To Know About Leah

1) What is your favorite color? Purple.

2) What is your favorite thing to do with friends? I love going to concerts with my friends or going to the beach!

3) What is the most memorable moment of your swimming and diving career at USJ? - My most memorable moment was probably from this season when I broke my first school record with my teammates in the 400 Medley Relay at the NEISDA Championships.

4) If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive who would it be? Why?Derek Jeter. He was my favorite Yankee, but I never got the chance to see him play in person.

5) What are you currently watching on Netflix?Tiger King and I am also re-watching The Office.

6) What is the best part of being a member of the USJ women's swimming and diving team? - We are a small team so everyone really gets the chance to bond with each other. I love being a part of a team that has such a tight-knit bond.

7) Who is your favorite band or music artist? - Brantley Gilbert.

8) Why did you choose USJ? - I went to a very large high school, so I wanted an opportunity to go to a school that had small class sizes where I felt like I could really get to know everyone.

9) What is your favorite dish on Thanksgiving? - Mashed potatoes.

10) What are your plans after USJ? - I recently was accepted into the Special Education masters degree program at USJ, so I will be coming back for two more years and then pursuing a job as a special education teacher. 

Be sure to check back in next week on to see who will be featured on the next #BlueJayTuesday!

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