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2008.09 Chicago Luvabulls

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Meet Luvabull Catherine R

Hi, I'm 22 years old, I am a full-time student at DePaul University, originally from Palatine, Illinois and my friends call me Cat.

Dance experience

Since the age of four I have taken tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tumbling classes at various dance studios. In junior high school I was also on a competition dance teams known as the Palatine Strutters. We traveled all over for different competitions and even competed in Orlando, Florida at the Wide World of Sports. In high school I was on the cheerleading team at St. Viator High School. By my senior year I was captain of the varsity team. I also cheered in college on a co-ed all-star team.

Lifetime goal

You never know where life is going to take you, but to know that I am happy and enjoying whatever I am doing is definitely my lifetime goal.

Three words that describe me are

Unique, vivacious, honest

Quote to live by

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me."

My pet peeve

When people chew their gum loudly

My claim to fame is...

Being a Luvabull!

Most people don't know this about me...

I have an internal compass so I know what direction I am facing at all times.

Years on the squad

Two

Why I chose to be a Luvabull

It has been a dream of mine my whole life.

Favorite holiday

Christmas

Favorite movie

Any and all movies with Brad Pitt

Luvabulls

Best quality

I'd like to think I'm funny

Book I'm reading now

Something Blue—Emily Griffin

Favorite type of music

All types but mostly alternative

How do friends see you (three words)

Loyal, insightful, exciting

My proudest accomplishment to date is

When I went to Denver, Colorado for a Catholic Heart Mission Trip in 2003, where we helped repair houses in under privileged communities. It was definitely a humbling experience and one of my proudest moments.

What is the best gift you have ever received?

Being blessed with a family that is always there for me and supports me in everything I do

Ideal job

Owning and running my own gymnastics and dance studio

Advice to young dancers

When I was little I wanted to be part of the Junior Luvabull organization, unfortunately I never got the opportunity. I vowed that I would be a Luvabull when I grew up, and I did. Follow your dreams and never let anyone get you down. Dreams do come true.

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