Author Archives: Julia Hackett

About Julia Hackett

My name is Julia Hackett, I'm a sophomore on the UF dive team and a St. Thomas Aquinas High School alumnus. I call sunny South Florida home, more specifically, Sunrise, Florida. I'm majoring in journalism with the hopes of one day becoming a sideline and post-game reporter, aiming for baseball and football. I'm a "Jeopardy!" buff and enjoy reading anything from Dr. Seuss to E.E. Cummings...when I have free time that is. My quote to live by: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."- E.E. Cummings

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In All Kinds of Weather…Literally

As the thunder started to rumble and the clouds became more and more ominous, a heavy flow of fans, myself included, filed into The Swamp to support our Florida Football team play Idaho. We took our seats for kickoff only to find out there was already a decent delay, pushing the start of the game […]


In The Zone: Kahlia Warner

This week I caught up with sophomore Kahlia Warner, a member of the University of Florida Diving team and two-time recipient of the SEC Female Diver of the Week award after her outstanding performances against the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama. This Queensland, Australia native was all smiles during the interview about […]

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In the Zone: Max Garcia

  Max Garcia, a 6’4 offensive lineman from Norcoss, Georgia, joined the Gators last year after transferring from the University of Maryland. As a starting O-Line key player, he has made some tremendous blocks and key plays thus far into the season. I caught up with this gentle giant after the Kentucky game to find […]


Switch a sport with Ryan Harris

In this edition of “Switch a Sport”, I personally took junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Harris to the O’Dome pool to give him a shot at my sport: diving. It’s a known fact that Harris has great skill on the mound, tying the record for most appearances at 37 in 2013 with former Gator, Connor Falkenbach […]

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Gideon Ajagbe: In the Zone

                Welcome to “In the Zone,” an in-depth look at the pre-game rituals of Florida Gator student-athletes. Have you ever been curious as to what runs through the mind of a linebacker as he runs out of the tunnel at the Swamp? Or maybe you’ve been curious to […]