Name: Claire PenzlerHometown: Lawrence, Kan.School: University of KansasYear: SeniorMajor: Journalism (Strategic Communications)
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I love my school, but I almost went to: I applied to Kansas and only Kansas. As a fourth-generation Jayhawk, I am proud to be a student at Kansas!
My best physical feature is: my height. I'm 5-foot-6, so kind of tall, but not too much so.
If I had to watch one movie on loop for ever, it would be: Super Troopers. It's so funny!
If you looked at the "most played" songs on my iPod, you'd see a lot of: Kings of Leon, 3OH!3, Lady Gaga, James Taylor, The Beatles and some rap.
My worst habit is: Waking up late.
My gameday superstitions are: I have to start every season with a new pair of earrings (we all wear the same style), and I have to wear the same pair to every game or it's a bad sign.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: An actress or a singer. To have that much talent and make a living off performing would be so fun!
The talent I'd most like to have that I don't possess is: A great singing voice.
These three things top my bucket list: Skydive, go to Italy and visit Japan.
I'd want my last meal to be: Eaten with family and close friends.
The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is: Doing pregame as a Freshman, there was a camera in my face and I completely messed up one of the fight songs ... oops.
Three things I'd take to a desert island are: Swimsuit, music and a friend.
My favorite sport and professional sports teams are: Any team with ex-Jayhawks, like the Bulls, but I favor the Celtics because Paul Pierce is my favorite basketball player. Pro football teams I like are the Vikings, the Bears and sometimes the Chiefs.
My one guilty pleasure is: Mexican food. I eat a big Mexican meal at least once a week.
My celebrity crushes are: J.J. Redick, Rafael Nadal and Ryan Reynolds.
Five people I'd like to have dinner with (living or dead) are: Marilyn Monroe, Lew Perkins, my parents and Nadal.
My friends would be surprised to know that I: Would enjoy watching good college basketball matchup more than I would enjoy watching The Notebook or some movie like that.
The next risk I want to take is: Graduate, move away from Kansas and get a great job!
The reality show I'd do best on is: So You Think You Can Dance, or something that requires no talent at all, such as The Real World.
The worst date I've ever been on was: Honestly, I can't think of a terrible dating experience. A good friend told me once, "It's only awkward if you make it awkward." Because of that, I have had very few awkward moments.
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