Cheerleader of the Week: Oregon's Katelynn
Katelynn was in the news the weekend before Thanksgiving after being hit in the head with a full water bottle and hospitalized briefly following the Ducks victory over Arizona. Her 20 questions questionaire had been filled out before the mishap, but SI.com contacted her on Nov. 22 to see how her recovery was going and to get details of the incident. Here is her account, followed by her 20 questions responses.
"What a loss to a great win...Things are a bit fuzzy, however I am glad that it was only a head concussion. Everyone was on the sideline celebrating and it was such a great rush, but as we started to see items flying at us, the celebrating turned into a panic/fear. Imagine items you take to a game in your hand, like everything from soda, popcorn, water bottles, alcohol bottles, trash, etc. and seeing it all heading your way.
"We were cheering the team off the field when I got hit in the head by something. My head hurt but I remember a police officer yelling at us to grab our belongings and run to the middle of the field. We were somewhat in the field when I looked at a fellow cheerleader and he asked if I was OK... That was it. The next thing I remember is my best friend [
"I have had many positive and uplifting letters, e-mails, facebook notes, texts and phone calls that have only encouraged me to get well as fast as I can so I can begin to do what I love. I am not mad at the Arizona fans, cheerleaders, football team or the school. In fact, I have been getting a lot of apologetic letters from them. I think this is just an eye opener to both schools. The safety of players, faculty, staff and fans of any opposing team is very important and we need to do a better job to facilitate that. "