Jamie Wojtkiewicz, Senior, Swimming
Jamie Wojtkiewicz is a senior two-year captain for the Saint Joseph’s women’s swimming team. Entering this season she had competed in 85 individual events with 25 victories and 19 runner-up finishes and has swum legs for all five of the Monks’ record relay teams.
Head Coach Rick Horr:
Jamie is one of the hardest workers in the pool day in and day out. She is always pushing herself to do her best whether it is in practice or a meet. She has been a constant contributor to our program from day one and is always willing to do anything she can to help the team. If that means swimming events she isn't particularly fond of or going in a certain position in a relay, she will always do it and do her best for the team.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not thankful for having her on this program. Her hard work and leadership by example is immeasurable and will be truly sad to see her graduate at the end of this year. In anything she chooses in life - if she works half as hard as she does for this team, she will be successful.
Full name: Jamie Lynn Wojtkiewicz
Born when and where? August 18th, 1990 in Goffstown, N.H.
Hometown: Bedford, N.H.
High School: Bishop Brady High School
Song: Today it is "If I Had You" by Adam Lambert
Professional Sports Team: Patriots
Athlete: Jenny Thompson
Food: Pasta and Bread
T.V. Shows: Law and Order, CSI, Supernatural
Movies: The Incredibles, Knocked Up, Ever After
Book: I have too many favorites
Why did you choose Saint Joseph's College?
My major, the swim team, the area, and the people I met
What is/was your favorite classes at St. Joe's and why?
Bioethics and Microbiology; both made me think and allowed me to make greater connections to the world outside of the classroom.
What was your first job?
Who would you like to trade places for a day with and why?
Anyone living during the Industrial Revolution - that time period fascinates me and I would love to see it firsthand.
What is on your "Bucket List?"
Skydiving and learning to speak Polish
Talent you'd most like to have:
What do you drive?
What is your motto?
Just keep swimming
Do you have any superstitions before you go into a big game?
I have to eat either Teddy Grahams, Whales, or Goldfish before I race.
Why did you choose your jersey #?
I chose my bag, #4, because it is my lucky number.
What is your most memorable moment as an athlete at SJC?
Anchoring the winning medley relay at the GNAC Championship my freshman year as well as going on to become the GNAC runner-ups.
Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
Can you tell us something about you that most people don't know?I hate the very general drinks and foods that most people like such as milk, chocolate milk, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and butter fingers.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Enrolled in Veterinary School
If you could meet anyone (past or present) who would it be and why?
My grandparents from my mother's side of the family. I never had the opportunity to meet them and would love to have the chance.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, running, history, sleeping, and eating
What is your ideal day away from athletics?
Watching Disney Movies and eating junk food all day long......or......going skiing, ice skating, or shopping
Do you plan on playing sports or coaching after you graduate?
I would love to coach swimming!
What are your personal and team goals for this season?
There are a lot of seniors on the team so I want all of us to have a fun and exciting last year in the water.