From the time I was born, I knew that I wanted to attend Auburn University, and give back through athletics as many of my family members did. My maternal grandparents both attended API, where my grandfather ran track and played basketball. My mother and her brother later attended Auburn University in the 80’s, where my uncle played golf. My father attended Auburn University as well.
Growing up, I was a gymnast. I dedicated ten years of my young life to the sport, and was heartbroken when that career ended my senior year of high school. Despite not being able to compete on Auburn’s gymnastics team, I knew that I wanted to use my talents and skills to give back to Auburn.
In fall 2007, my twin brother and I became freshmen at Auburn University. In spring of 2008, I tried out for Auburn cheerleading. Despite not making the squad my first year, I did not let that deter my desire to give back to Auburn through athletics. In 2009, I tried out again and made the squad!
I was able to represent Auburn University as a cheerleader for both my junior and senior years, while completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences. As my college career came to a close, and I was able to represent Auburn Athletics at the 2010 BCS National Championship game in Scottsdale, Ariz.
I have gone on to receive my Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, and currently serve as the Assistant CEO at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala., but because Auburn is my hometown, and my alma mater, it will forever hold a special place in my heart.