Hey Colts Fans! I am so excited to be your Cheerleader of the Week. This is a super exciting week for me! Not only did I just celebrate my 24th birthday, but it’s also the first week of our regular season! Make sure to clear your schedule this Sunday to watch our boys take on the Denver Broncos.
I was born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana, where I recently graduated from Purdue University. While at Purdue, I was a member of the Golduster Dance Team and Alpha Phi sorority. It was during my last year at Purdue when I decided to audition for Colts Cheerleading, and I could not be happier with my decision! I currently work in guest relations for a health care company.
This is my second season as a Sweetheart of the Horseshoe, and I could not be more grateful for this experience. I have already had so many incredible memories as a Colts Cheerleader such as skydiving, traveling to Puerto Vallarta, cheering on the Colts to a comeback from a 28-point deficit in their win against the Chief in the playoffs, and performing in front of 63,000 people, just to name a few. I cannot wait to see what this season brings! A huge thank you to my incredible friends, family and teammates for their love and support! I would not be here without them.
What did you do for Labor Day weekend and your birthday?
This weekend was so much fun! I got to celebrate my 24th birthday with my amazing friends and family. On Friday, some of my close girlfriends that I danced with at Purdue came into town and threw a surprise birthday party for Colts Cheerleader, Cassia, and I. It was a great surprise! Then on Saturday, I had an absolute blast at the Luke Bryan concert. I was able to have a relaxing Sunday and Monday at home with my family.
The team picked their Fantasy Football drafts this past week at practice. How’s your team looking this year? How long has the team been taking part in this tradition?
I can’t tell a lie. I did not have much of a strategy going into the draft, but I am actually pretty happy with my team. I’ve got Matthew Stafford leading my offense and the Seahawks defense. Fingers crossed that I get my name on the Colts Cheerleader Fantasy Football plaque this year! This is just the second year that we have done the draft as an entire team.
What’s your favorite part about being a Junior Cheer instructor?
I am so excited to be a Junior Cheer instructor this year! I love getting to know the girls. It is so neat and rewarding to see them grow as individuals and dancers throughout their experience as a Junior Cheerleader. My favorite part about being an instructor would definitely be the fact that I am fortunate enough to be given an opportunity where I am able to be a positive role model for so many young women.
The first game of the season is this week at Denver. What are your expectations for the team this year with the kickoff to the season being this week?
I know the boys will give it their all on the field. This is the moment that everyone has been preparing for and this is their time to show that all of their hard work in the off season has paid off. I have no doubt that our fans will be there cheering the boys onto a victory and showing the Denver fans why the Colts are the best team in the NFL. I may be a little biased, but I think it’s our time to bring home another Lombardi trophy!
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
I am a HUGE country fan! Right now, I can’t get enough of “Leave the Night On” by Same Hunt.
Where was your favorite vacation at, whether it was with your family or friends?
I always love a relaxing vacation with my family, but I would have to say my favorite vacation was the trip to Puerto Vallarta for our Colts Calendar shoot. It was my first time traveling out of the country, and I got to experience it with my best friends. A huge thank you to Iberostar Resorts and Apple Vacations for making it such a memorable trip!