May 6, 2010
Get to know University of Illinois senior cheerleader Ashley Cruz.
Full Name: Ashley Marie Cruz
Year in School: Senior ☹
Year on Squad (including 2009-10): Third Year
Hometown: Decatur, IL
High School: Douglas Mac Arthur High School
College Major: Business Administration- Marketing
I chose Illinois because: I really wanted to go to a big school and at the same time stay close to home.
My favorite place on campus and why: Green Street! Lots of yummy places to eat!
My best memory as an Illini cheerleader is: Running out the football team my very first game against Western Illinois. It was over whelming being on the field in front of that many people.
Skill to watch or perform? Tumbling
Athlete? Blair Springfield. You might not know him yet but you will soon. He's my little cousin that just got drafted right out of high school by the Chicago Cubs!
Illini Athlete? Brit Miller-football, from my hometown and..... Kristina Anderson-Cheerleading. She is such a hard worker, one of my best friends and roommate!
Movie? Sex and the City. I watch it at least once a week.
TV Show? It's a three way tie between the Hills, Law and Order: SVU, and Project Runway.
Activity outside of cheerleading? Hanging out with friends, whether it is going to the movies, bowling, miniature golf, shopping, going out to eat, playing games ,or going out dancing!
Famous people you've met: Anna Chlumsky- Vada from My Girl
I have been told I look like: My mom
If I was on a reality show it would be: The Hills because as Kristina says it would be something drama filled.
What sport would you play if you weren't a cheerleader? Volleyball
One thing most people don't now about you: I will buy a whole pack of cookie dough and never bake a cookie, because I love cookie dough!!!
Plans after Illinois: Hopefully move to a big city, maybe New York, and get good use out of my marketing degree.