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Laura Hettiger
Laura Hettiger


Flora, IL

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Q&A with Laura Hettiger

What do you like best about Illinois?
I went to a small high school, so I love the huge size of Illinois. You can't beat the Big Ten spirit either!

What has been your most exciting moment since you have been an Illini Cheerleader?
At our summer camp, we took home all of the awards offered . . . that includes beating the University of Kentucky!

Have you acquired any nicknames since being on the team?
I used to be call Hettiger, but my older sister Jessica (who is also on the team), is known as Hettiger. There is a Lara on the team too. So a couple of guys call me "Sweats" for various reasons

Fun Fact about yourself
I am absolutely terrified of squid!

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