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Posted: Thursday April 9, 2009 2:49PM; Updated: Thursday April 9, 2009 2:49PM

Cheerleader of the Week: UConn's Kaitlin Carey

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UConn's Kaitlin Carey.
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Name: Kaitlin Carey
Hometown: East Bridgewater, Mass.
School: University of Connecticut
Year: Senior
Major: Early Childhood Education

Here is a photo gallery of Kaitlin in action, and here is SI.com's Cheerleader of the Week archive. I love my school, but I almost went to: Providence College

My best physical feature is: My eyes

If I had to watch one movie on loop forever, it would be: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which I basically watched on a loop during our 10-20 hour bus rides from Connecticut to West Virginia, North Carolina and Canada!

If you looked at the "most played" songs on my iPod, you'd see a lot of: Hip-hop, rap and country; basically anything I can dance to.

My worst habit is: Texting during class. Teachers get extremely upset.

My game day superstitions are: We have to wear red bows to win basketball games.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Carrie Underwood. She's gorgeous, fun and gets the opportunity to travel and perform all over the world.

The talent I'd most like to have that I don't possess is: Singing! My teammates have to tell me to be quiet all the time when I'm singing out loud to my iPod on our long bus rides!

These three things top my bucket list: Skydiving, saving a life and traveling the world with no limit to how much I could spend.

I'd want my last meal to be: Chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce and banana cream pie for dessert. Yum!

The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is: At a football game, my squad and I were directly in front of the Dog Pound (our student section) and we had to set up a move called "table top," which I was supposed to be at the top of. The boys threw me too high and I landed awkwardly on the two girl's backs below me and fell all the way through, knocking everyone to the ground, including myself! Best part, this was all being displayed live on the JumboTron to 40,000 fans! Nobody was hurt though.

Three things I'd take to a desert island are: Lots of Gatorade, pictures of my family and friends and hopefully a sun-powered iPod is invented by then because I can't live without it!

My favorite sport and professional sports teams are: Basketball! It's the most exciting to watch on TV . My favorite professional sports teams are the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.

My one guilty pleasure is: Sleeping in past noon whenever I'm able to.

My celebrity crush is: James Lafferty, better known as Nathan from One Tree Hill.

Five people I'd like to have dinner with (living or dead) are: Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty and Sophia Bush.

My friends would be surprised to know that I: Have turned into a complete neat freak since leaving for college. I was always the girl who couldn't have her friends in her room because it was too messy.

The next risk I want to take is: Landing a well-paying job so I can fully support myself.

The reality show I'd do best on is: Real World/Road Rules challenge shows.

The worst date I've ever been on was: My boyfriend took me to the movies when we were trying to "rebuild" our relationship and the girl he had cheated on me with kept calling his phone. That date/relationship ended quickly!

 
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