Student Athlete Profile- Jarrah Day


What is your sport?


How many hours per week do you spend training/playing?

Averaging 9 hours, but varying on what other work load I have and training and competition opportunities.

What study are you undertaking at ANU? What year of study are you in? 

First year, double degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Science and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

How do you juggle the commitments of playing sport and studying?

I have to be very organised, and it’s definitely tough to keep up my training regime when big assessments are due. I won’t deny that my solution (foolishly) is often sleep deprivation!

Does sport assist you in your academic pursuits?

It is really important for me to do a variety of things throughout my day, sport really assists in allowing me to have an outlet for something entirely separate and different from studying.

Greatest sporting achievement.

Making the national team 3 times, best result is probably 3rd in Australia Sprint Distance Championships 2016 in Open Class.

What is your long term sporting goal?

Currently I am aiming towards both 2018 and 2020 World University Championships. Longer term potentially the World Championships, although there are about to be some major format changes so that is still tentative.

Who has had the greatest influence on your sporting career thus far?

My father, he has done a huge variety of sports and has been a huge inspiration and support. “Remember - most fun wins!”

Any superstitions or unusual game day preparations?

I always splash water on my face prior to going into the start blocks as a cue to bring myself into race focus.

Tell us something interesting or fascinating about yourself

In my spare time I am an avid fire twirler and unicyclist.

Favourite Music Artist:

Sigur Rós

If you found yourself on Masterchef and had to cook one dish to win it all, what would your specialty dish be:

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Risotto