Grace Thompson
Grace Thompson


High School:
Sun Prairie High School

Year on Team: 1st

Major: Undecided

High School: Sun Prairie High School

Previous Cheer Team/All-Star Gym: Sun Prairie Coed

Favorite Stunt: Low to high lib to stretch

Favorite Tumbling Pass: Round off handspring tuck

Favorite Place on Campus: The shoe tree

Favorite sport to watch/cheer for: Football

What made you want to cheer at the U of M? I've always wanted to cheer for a Big 10 school

When/where did you first start cheering? Sophomore in high school for Sun Prairie Coed

What's something that most people don't know about you? I have played the Cello since 5th grade

What non-cheering accomplishment are you most proud of? I ran my first marathon in 3 hours and 33 minutes during the fall of 2011

What do you like to do when you're not cheering? Hang out with friends, read, watch movies

What is your favorite memory of this team? Two-a-day practices

What are you looking forward to on this team? Cheering football

Do you have any tips for high school cheerleaders who want to continue in college? Don't get too nervous about tryouts. Come in and have fun, be yourself and do your best


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