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20 Questions with Iowa's Meredith Hoffman

Posted: Thursday April 12, 2007 11:15AM; Updated: Thursday April 12, 2007 12:34PM
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TV shows Meredith can't live without: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, American Idol, E! News, Law and Order.
TV shows Meredith can't live without: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, American Idol, E! News, Law and Order.
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Name: Meredith Hoffman
Birthdate: June 3, 1984
Hometown: Burlington, Iowa
School: The University of Iowa
Year: Senior
Major: Finance

1. In 10 years, I'll likely be: Successfully working in corporate finance, pursuing my MBA, happily married and raising a family.

2. Why I love The University of Iowa: The University of Iowa offers a tradition of both academic and athletic excellence. Cheering at Kinnick Stadium in front of 77,000 Hawkeye fans is unlike any other experience and something I will treasure for years to come!

3. Movies I can't live without: How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Pretty Woman, Old School.

4. Music I can't live without: Country!

5. TV shows I can't live without: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, American Idol, E! News, Law and Order.

6. One misconception about cheerleaders: We aren't considered athletes, yet we practice two hours a day and lift weights throughout the week. The on weekends, we cheer at games. Our season pretty much never ends!

7. My favorite sport is: Besides cheerleading, football and basketball.

8. My favorite teams are: The Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears

9. I like to spend my weekends: Cheering at games, hanging out with friends, and shopping with my mom and sister in Chicago when I get a chance.

10. Strange and unusual fact about me: When I was younger, my friends said that I looked like Stephanie Tanner from Full House.

11. My friends would be surprised to know that: Growing up I hated shopping, doing my hair, wearing makeup, and getting dressed up. I have obviously grown out of that phase.

12. If I Had More Time I Would: Spend more time with my friends and family and read more books.

13. Favorite Foods: Buffalo chicken salad, fresh fruit, desserts.

14. Five People I'd Like To Have Dinner With (Living or Dead): Mother Theresa, Oprah Winfrey, Princess Diana, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Mcconaughey.

15. Favorite Activity: Going out with friends, skiing, running races, and of course cheerleading.

16. Next Risk I Want To Take: Start my career as a financial analyst.

17. Every Woman Should Have: A best girlfriend.

18. Places I Want To Visit And Why: Hawaii, I love the ocean and hope to learn how to surf one day.

19. Typical Day: Class/work, workout, homework, cheerleading practice, more homework, go out with friends or just relax and go to bed.

20. Perfect Date: Surprise me, I am easily entertained.

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