Willow Collins

Portrait of Andrew Jimenez

2023 Award: Junior Class Award
Major: Journalism
Minor: History
Hometown: Draper, Utah
Extracurricular activities: Soccer, working out, roller skating, XC skiing, hiking, biking

More about Willow

Future plans:

Pro soccer either in US or Europe, investigative journalism, if soccer doesn't work out, I would like to be a triathlete, marathon runner, or XC skiier

How has your major contributed to your professional or personal development?

Being a journalism major has made me a better writer, communicator, and thinker. It has taught me to enjoy confrontation and pushed me outside my comfort zone when pursuing sources. My history minor has taught me to think critically and to challenge preconceived notions. I have learned to question all things and to always stay curious and diligent.

What has been your proudest or most significant accomplishment during your Gonzaga career?

WCC Freshman Team, starter past 2 years, top beep test score in program history. 4.0 so far. Graduating high school early and starting college a semester early was extremely hard, but I did it.