Q&A with Douglas Murray

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The following article featuring former Cornell standout Douglas Murray appeared December 7 on the Vancouver Sun Web site.


By Ian Walker

WALKER: What's the real story with your name?

MURRAY: My relatives came over from Scotland in 1730 so our family name Murray has been in Sweden for over 300 years. All my cousins have Swedish names, but my parents wanted to do something different and named us Ted, Douglas and Roseanna. Not very Swedish. It was great growing up, but now no one believes I'm from Sweden.

WALKER: Is it Doug or Douglas?

MURRAY: I don't really care. My mom prefers Douglas. She has a heavy accent so she thinks Doug sounds like Dog.

WALKER: How did you get the nickname 'Crankshaft'?

MURRAY: Long secret story. A fun trip with some guys on the team about four years ago and I guess I keep on going pretty strong. That's all I'll say about that.

Complete article can be accessed via the Sun Web site by clicking