Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where Are They Now: Jill Robertson

Who is she? Jill Robertson, a former all-conference star for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.

What is she known for? Robertson was a member of the Sun Belt all-conference first team three times, and earned the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year trophy in 2001. In 2014, Robertson was elected and inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.
Jill with the fellow members of her HOF class in 2014.

Here's something interesting... after being inducted into the Cajuns' Hall of Fame, Jill and the three other inductees were honored on the field during a football game. It was there, in front of the gathered crowd, that her now-fiancee popped the question, asking her to marry him. They are due to be married in May!

Quotable quotes [on when she got the call that she was elected to the Hall of Fame]: "When you play your last game as a collegiate athlete, you quickly come to the realization that you have to transition into life after softball. Applying for jobs,  getting married, having kids, etc, never really thinking about Hall of Fame possibilities as you are so involved with life. So when I got the call that I was going to be inducted, I was extremely emotional. I was completely shocked to even be nominated, much less selected for the Hall of Fame. Of course, growing up in Lafayette definitely made it a bit sweeter for me. I grew up idolizing the women who wore the Lady Cajun uniform and then I became one of them, getting the opportunity to live out my dream. The entire [Hall of Fame weekend] was magical and one I will never forget!"

What's she up to now? After her time at ULL was done and she had her Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Jill attended the University of Houston, where she graduated in 2007 with a Master's in Biomedical Engineering. She presently works as an engineer in the medical device industry, employed by the Stryker Corporation. She says, despite having lived in Texas for more than nine years, she still supports her Cajuns' softball as much as possible, including tuning into games on the radio and traveling to Lafayette occasionally to see the team in-person.

Contact information: You can find Jill on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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