Matthew Kirk, Flagler College
Name: Matthew Kirk
Institution: Flagler College
Sport: Cross Country
Major: Philosophy and Political Science
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Why did you choose a Division II institution?
I wanted to go to a great academic institution like Flagler College but also to compete in a competitive athletic setting.
What is your most memorable experience to date as a student-athlete?
Running in the Lionheart Relay. My teammates and I ran 200 miles in 30 hours and had a blast doing it!
What are your career aspirations?
To become a criminal defense attorney or to work as a special agent for the FBI.
What was the first job you ever had?
Lifeguarding at a small water park.
What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Ham and cheese omelet.
If you could be a student-athlete in a sport other than your own, what would it be?
What is your favorite song to listen to before you compete?
The Funeral by Band of Horses.
What is your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby, a definite American classic.
What is your favorite sports team (other than the one you play for)?
I'm partial to the Yankees. I was born in New York and still have family up there.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Outer Banks
When you are not hitting the books, what are your hobbies?
I'm an ocean lifeguard so I love the beach, I'm there a lot. I also love rollercoasters so I occasionally make trips down to Universal Studios.
What animal are you most like, and why?
I'd say a dolphin, I like being in the water.
Name an actor/actress that is most like you, and why?
Will Ferrell, people say I look like him when I have my hair grown out.
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