December 10, 2007

Frequent Flyer


This year our team has accumulated quite the collection of frequent flyer miles: 6,000 miles to and from New Jersey, 750 miles to Utah, and another 6,000 miles from Utah to the Virgin Islands and back! When the coaches recruited me to play basketball at Stanford they said we would travel, but I never imagined it would be this much. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to travel all over the country to play. This year alone I will have been to three new states if you count our upcoming trip to New Mexico, and in my first two years at Stanford I went to Minnesota, Tennessee, Georgia, and Massachusetts for the first time. That brings my total to seven new states in just three years!

I must say that our recent trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands has been the most memorable. What better way is there to spend Thanksgiving than in the Virgin Islands with my teammates and family? Since we got the week of Thanksgiving off from school, we traveled straight from Utah to St. Thomas. That gave us a full week to enjoy all that St. Thomas has to offer. If you know our coaches, then you know we spent much of our time watching film and getting as prepared as possible for each of our three opponents. However, we still found our way to the beach a couple of times. Let me tell you, I sure could get used to going from practice to the beach for a few hours! As simple as this sounds, my favorite part of the entire trip was sitting on my balcony overlooking the ocean and attempting the daily crossword from the New York Times.

Even though we just played yesterday, I am already anxious to play Baylor! However, these next two weeks will be a great opportunity to catch up on all of my homework that “I couldn’t seem to find” while I went to the beach. [Jillian wrote this blog on Dec 3.] Thank you to those of you who follow our team so closely and are so supportive! See you at home versus Baylor.


Jillian Harmon


  1. I LOVE YOU JIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope you have a great season.

  2. You are absolutely gorgeous Jill !!!!!!

  3. Wow, Jillian, you are totally the prettiest basketball player I've seen.