Jill Boo '05
B.A. Education and German; Ramsey, Minn.
Phi Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honorary); Delta Epsilon Phi (National German Honorary); Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary); Alumnae Endowed Scholarship; Dean's List; Trustee Scholarship; Teacher Certification in German; Study Abroad - Freiburg, Germany; Teacher Education Committee; Teacher Education Program; College Swim Coaches Association - All-Academic Team; NCAC All -Team; Varsity Swimming - 3 year, 12-time All-American; 2-time National Champion 100 Butterfly; 4 year All-NCAC; Relay for Life; Granville Elementary School - Mentor; Foreign Language - Tutor
Supporting comments: "Jill Boo's collegiate career is a model of the rich essence of 'excellence' in the best liberal arts tradition. Already designated as a Fulbright Scholar, she has a healthy regard for the power of knowledge, developed through her own embrace of the liberal arts, and she has the wherewithal to spark vibrant learning in others. As a scholar-athlete, if you were to mention the phrase 'Denison Women's Swimming' to any coach or swimmer in the United States, the person who would immediately come to mind is Jill Boo. Jill has proven to be not only one of Denison's greatest swimmers ever, but is, arguably, one of the best in Division III history. Jill has been the foundation upon which our women's team has grown. Her adaptable, confident, and generous approach to her challenges has made her one of the emotional anchors of our team. Her skills in understanding and meeting others 'half-way' have contributed to her high standing on our team. Rarely intrusive and always thoughtful, Jill meets others on their own terms and, as a result, is a person frequently sought out by others in times of difficulty. These leadership skills resulted in her being elected captain this year by her teammates. This young scholar-athlete laughs Ohio winters in the face. She is the picture of Minnesota grit and should be placed beside "A Prairie Home Companion" as the best that Minnesota has to offer! You cannot be positive enough about a person who, to my recollection, has never been in a bad mood!"