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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
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Profile: Jeff Gayle ’12 talks club, IM sports

Profile: Jeff Gayle

Class: Senior

Major: Rhetoric and media studies and economics double major

Hometown: Woodinville, Wash.

Wearing sweats from head to toe, Jeff relaxes on one of the couches in the basement of Reid with a calm countenance, holding his lunch in one hand.

What brought you to Whitman?

When I was looking at schools, I was looking at small liberal arts schools kind of off West Coast I-5: so, like, Willamette, Lewis & Clark, Santa Clara, those type of schools. And this is the best place [smiles]. I went to Willamette and it was dark and cloudy in the middle of summer, and I came here a couple times, ’cause it’s just a quick drive, and every time it was just really sunny and nice. It’s a very cool place.

What sports do you play?

I play club Ultimate Frisbee [and] men’s club volleyball, which I’m a social chair for. I’m a head on the IM Committee, which organizes all the intramural sports throughout the year. I play pretty much as many intramural sports as I can which includes football, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball and softball.

Is it hard to balance all of those sports?

It is right now because I just started Frisbee last year and I have to do my thesis this semester. So that’s cutting into a lot of my time. But, you know, I’m finding a way: lack of sleep [laughs].

Do you have a favorite out of the sports you play?

I like IM football and IM soccer. I played soccer through high school so that’s that, but Frisbee and volleyball are, like, my two favorites.

What do you want to do after Whitman? Do you know?

Not really, no. I’ve got to figure that out.

Would you want to do anything sports-related?

Yeah, definitely. Maybe marketing.

Related to one of the sports you play?

Probably one of the sports, like soccer. Soccer or baseball.

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