Year in school: Senior
Year on the team: 4th
Title on the team: Captain
Major: Creative Advertising
High School: Hopkins High School
Previous Dance Team/Studio: The Dance Shoppe
Favorite Place on Campus 1301
Favorite style of dance: Jazz or Lyrical
Favorite sport to watch/cheer for: Football/Basketball
What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? How accomplished and determined the team has always been. I wanted to keep dancing and be a part of a team and this was the perfect team to be a part of.
When/were did you first start dancing? I first started at Hopkins Dance Center at the age of 4.
What's something that most people don't know about you? I'm allergic to gluten.
What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? Doing well in school even with such a busy schedule.
What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? I like to spend time with family and friends and travel.
What is your favorite memory with the Golden Gophers? Winning two double national championships. It is so rewarding and such a great accomplishment as a team.
Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to continue on in college? I would say to work as hard as you can and take as many dance classes as possible. You always want to improve and get more experience. Also, don't be afraid to try out for any college team, anyone has a chance.
Around the Rink: Vinni Lettieri
12/5/2016 - M. Ice Hockey
A native of Excelsior, Minn., Lettieri ranks second on the Gophers with 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 14 games this season.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
12/4/2016 - Football
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.
NCAA Sets Regionals, Gophers Play Friday
12/4/2016 - W. Volleyball
Match and television/streaming times have been slated for the NCAA Division I Volleyball Regional Semifinals and Finals next weekend.