Name: Virginia Uerling RieckHometown: Junction, TexasSchool: Duke UniversityYear: SeniorMajor: Cultural Anthropology
Here is a photo gallery of Virginia in action and here is SI.com's Cheerleader of the Week archive.
I love my school, but I almost went to: the University of Notre Dame
My best physical feature is: Does my brain count? If not, I like my shoulder/collar bone area.
If I had to watch one movie on loop forever, it would be:The Notebook
If you looked at the "most played" songs on my iPod, you'd see a lot of: Country. Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, and Chris Young are my recent favorites.
The shows I DVR/TiVo are: I don't DVR or TiVo; I'm always studying!
My favorite Web Sites are: TED.com (Ideas worth spreading), educationfutures.com, Facebook.com, and YouTube.com
My favorite people to follow on Twitter are: Barack Obama
My worst habit is: Staying up late.
My gameday superstitions are: I tie my shoes twice.
The talent I'd most like to have that I don't possess is: I'd like to be able to speak several languages.
These three things top my bucket list: 1. Have an idea that gets me invited to a TED conference (TED is a small nonprofit devoted to bringing together the world's greatest thinkers to share their best thoughts.). 2. Own a ranch. 3. Establish "Miss Virginia's Diner", a cozy restaurant that will be famous for smiles, sweet tea, and pumpkin pancakes.
I'd want my last meal to be: A giant cinnamon roll, grilled shrimp, Cracker Barrel biscuits with blackberry jam, banana pudding with whip cream on top, and a glass of white wine.
The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is: During a time-out, I ran out onto the court to spell Duke holding my "E" sign upside down!
Three things I'd take to a deserted island are: Country music on an iPod, a friend, and toothpaste
My favorite pro sports teams are: The Dallas Cowboys. As a kindergartner, my first ambition was to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
My one guilty pleasure is: Diet Sunkists
My celebrity crush is: Billy Currington.
Five people I'd like to have dinner with (living or dead) are: Socrates, Buddha, Jesus, Billy Currington, and Beyonce.
My friends would be surprised to know that I: drive a 1994 Chevy truck with a lift-kit and huge off-road tires...that I can change myself.
The next risk I want to take is: I would like to move to Cali, Columbia, for a year or two, become a phenomenal salsa dancer, and learn to speak Spanish fluently.
The worst date I've ever been on was: I somehow ended up on a date with a 29-year- old ex-convict with three gun shot wounds. It was a little awkward.
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