BEFORE SIENA: Attended Stillwater High School... Consistently a top two finisher for Stillwater in cross country, track captain...Personal best time of 20:32 at the famous Saratoga State Park course...
PERSONAL: Born December 22, 1994...Daughter of John and Deborah Merchant... High School "Warrior" award winner for hard work and dedication, Senior Dedication Award.
KENWORTHY ON JACKIE: "Jackie comes from a small high school program and is going to develop quickly at Siena. I think she is going to turn some heads down the road. She has a ton of room to grow and is going to benefit from having a great group of girls to push her day in and day out."
GETTING TO KNOW JACKIE:
One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is (Interesting fact): I'm a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Twitter handle: @jackiemerchant
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Survivor
Why? To see how much I would be able to physically and mentally handle
Favorite Athlete: Lolo Jones
The thing I like most about Siena is: The welcoming feeling you get as soon as you arrive on campus
My superstitions are: I have a pair of socks that I have to wear for every race. I can't race with my hair braided.
Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Basketball
Three words that describe me: Motivated, responsible and dedicated
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Italy
My favorite movie: Paul Blart: Mall Cop
My favorite food is: Pasta
If I had $10 million I would: Finish college and travel the world