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Cheerleader of the Week: Duke's Virginia Rieck


Name: Virginia Uerling RieckHometown: Junction, TexasSchool: Duke UniversityYear: SeniorMajor: Cultural Anthropology

Here is a photo gallery of Virginia in action and here is'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: (Ideas worth spreading),,, and

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.

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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.