HOMETOWN: McKinley, TX
TCU & Tufts
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Hey Pats Nation!
Being a rookie this year, I wanted to give ya’ll a closer look into what I’m all about. Besides cheering, some of my favorite hobbies are surfing and snowboarding! Not what you would expect from someone who grew up in Texas, right? However, I spent almost every summer in San Diego, California, where I attended camp and learned to surf. Learning to surf wasn’t too hard, especially since we used long boards, which are easier to balance on. We started by learning basic skills like sitting on the board, paddling and rolling the board over in the bay where there are no waves, to make it easier. Once I had acquired those basic skills, we moved our lessons to the beach. For those of you who have never been to San Diego, let me tell you, those waves can be huge! It is pretty tough paddling against the current and getting through the surf to make it to the perfect spot to catch a wave, but once you do, it’s pretty amazing. Catching a wave is just the best feeling in the world; it’s hard to describe, but I encourage you to get out there and discover the feeling for yourself.
I also love to snowboard! I learned to snowboard when I was 15 years old while on a ski trip with my dad. We spent five days in Colorado and it took me almost the entire time to learn! It’s true what they say about learning to snowboard; you spend about two days falling all day long and by the third day it finally begins to click. That is exactly what happened to me. I had so many bumps and bruises but by the third day I was able to ride from the top of the mountain to the bottom without falling. Now I have my own board and last winter I went skiing in Vermont for the first time. It was great! I’m looking forward to the winters here so I can get out on the mountains! Cheers to a fun and snowy winter!