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Posted: Thursday December 25, 2008 11:34AM; Updated: Thursday December 25, 2008 11:34AM

Cheerleader of the Week

Story Highlights

Meet Janna, an Arizona State senior a proud Sun Devil cheerleader

Janna loves dancing and hopes to one day become a Phoenix Suns dancer

Janna says friends would be surprised to know she's never had a boyfriend

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Janna's a die-hard sports fan and never misses an ASU baseball game.
Janna's a die-hard sports fan and never misses an ASU baseball game.
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Name: Janna Hyson
School: Arizona State University
Birth Date: Nov. 15, 1986
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
Year: Senior
Major: Business and mass communications

Click here to see photos of Janna in action.

I love my school, but I almost went to:
I love Arizona State University, and this was my first choice in colleges so I never really planned on going anywhere else.

My favorite college class is:
My favorite college class, besides any dance class I took, would have to be my mass communications class about pop culture. Not only did I learn about ways to communicate through the mass media, I studied and learned about people and events that were happening in the public eye today, which made things a lot more interesting.

My three favorite movies are:
Top three movies are Ocean's 11, Center Stage and My Best Friend's Wedding. That was a tough one, I love movies!

Music I can't live without:
I cant live without music in general. Being a dancer, music is such a huge part of my life. I love all types of music.

The next risk I want to take is:
After graduating college in the spring I really want to move out of state, maybe to California or New York, and really start taking my dance career seriously.

The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me while cheering at a game is:
During one of my first games as a freshman I was trying to get the camera guy to notice me because I really wanted to get on the jumbo-tron, and finally he put me up there and I had no idea what to do so I kept on saying "Lets go DEVILS" over and over again and doing some weird dance. Everyone I knew saw, not only at the game but on TV as well.

My favorite sport and team is:
My favorite sport of all time (besides dance) is baseball. Not only because I lived with four of the ASU baseball players last year, but because I've really enjoyed the game every since I was young. My favorite major league baseball team is the Arizona Diamondbacks but I never miss an Arizona State Baseball game. I am also a huge Phoenix Suns fan and hopefully one day will be a Suns Dancer.

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is:
Buy a new car. I have been known to drive cars and trucks that really have not been in the best shape, so a new car for me would be amazing.

My one guilty pleasure is:
Eating whatever I want, when I want. I am really bad at eating healthy.

My best physical feature is:
I think that my best physical feature is my legs.

A strange and unusual fact about me is:
That I know a lot about sports in general for being a girl. I love watching sports and talking about them with anyone who is willing to listen.

My friends would be surprised to know that I:
Have never had a boyfriend.

My favorite foods are:
I really enjoy Italian food like spaghetti and pizza. For dessert I love chocolate covered strawberries.

If I could be any animal, I would be:
I think I would be a monkey. They always look like they are having fun swinging around and they live with lots of other monkeys. I like being around lots of other people and having fun.

Three people who annoy me are:
People who think they are always right, people who fake injuries to get out of practices and people who think that once they hit a certain age, they cant learn anything new.

Three people who inspire me are:
One person who really inspires me is my mom. She has been through a lot of tough times lately but has always pulled through and still supported me in everything that I do. I hope to one day be as strong as she is. Another person who inspires me is Mia Michaels. Her dance choreography is just amazing and makes me feel privileged to be a dancer. A third person that inspires me is one of my best friends, Jessica Sims. Once she puts her mind to something she will get it done. She has already done so much, like traveling to foreign countries and helping people in those countries learn about our American culture and our language.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be:
If I could change anything in the world it would be that regardless of how much money anyone has, everyone gets the same opportunities for jobs and where and how they live. Everything is always about money these days. I wish people would look past how much money you have or don't have and see you for the person you really are.

The craziest thing I've done in college so far is:
The craziest thing I have done in college so far was probably moving into a house with four baseball players. I don't have any brothers so I had no idea what I was in for. Besides cleaning the house on a daily basis and sitting through hours of Halo, I absolutely loved living with them and would not have changed any part of that experience.

The worst date I ever went on was:
I do not get asked out on many dates, so that's a tough one. The only one I can think of was Valentines Day this past year. My roommates set me up with this guy I had never met before. We went to dinner and had the most awkward conversation and then to top it off, the couple next to us got engaged. It was an interesting night to say the least.

If I could write my own life story, starting now, here's how it would read:
My life story starting now would be about me finally graduating college and getting ready to start my life in the "real world".

 
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