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Posted: Thursday January 7, 2010 11:25AM; Updated: Thursday January 7, 2010 11:25AM

Cheerleader of the Week: Miami's Nicky

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Nicky has shark cage diving on her bucket list.
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Name: Nicky Diaz
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
School: University of Miami
Year: Senior
Major: Biology and Ecosystem Science and Policy

Here is a photo gallery of Nicky in action, and here is SI.com's Cheerleader of the Week archive.

I love my school, but I almost went to: Chicago. I soon realized the drastic change in weather from Miami to the windy city was just not for me.

My best physical feature is: People always tell me I have nice eyes.

If I had to watch one movie on loop for ever, it would be: Kicking and Screaming, I know every line and I think it is hilarious.

If you looked at the "most played" songs on my iPod, you'd see a lot of: James Morrison, Eric Hutchinson, O.A.R. and Phoenix.

The shows I DVR/TiVo are: Any shows on the Food Network, especially Dinner Impossible, Challenge and Ace of Cakes.

My favorite Web Sites are: Stumbleupon.com is my new favorite site. It lets you browse the web for some of the coolest and unique websites out there.

My favorite people to follow on Twitter are: No one really. I never got into the whole twitter movement.

My worst habit is: Packing and unpacking. I hate to pack and always leave it to the last second, and once I return for a trip I leave my suitcase packed for weeks.

My gameday superstitions are: I'm not a very superstitious person but I get extremely nervous when our team gets a lot of media coverage and is favored to win a game. I prefer to be the underdogs coming into a game because once we do beat our opponent it make the victory that much better!

The talent I'd most like to have that I don't possess is: Time management. I am somehow always late to everything.

These three things top my bucket list: Traveling to the Galapagos Islands, visiting Australia, and shark cage diving.

I'd want my last meal to be: My perfect final meal would be a vanilla ice cream sundae with cookie dough, chewy brownies, hard covered chocolate and colored sprinkles!

The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is: During a huge defensive play I was trying to get the crowd on their feet and managed to knock my megaphone out of my hand and halfway across the field. I had to fumble around for a few seconds until I finally got a hold of it again.

Three things I'd take to a desert island are: My puppy Coco, a box of chocolate chip cookies and a box of Welch's fruit snack.

My favorite pro sports teams are: The Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals. I'm also obsessed with pro tennis and never miss any grand slam matches.

My one guilty pleasure is: Dessert. I have the biggest sweet tooth!

My celebrity crush is: Dave Salmoni. He's rugged, adventurous and works with wild animals.

Five people I'd like to have dinner with (living or dead) are: My entire family, Steve Irwin, Novak Djokovic, Bobby Flay and Paula Dean.

My friends would be surprised to know that: I was extremely accident prone as a child and have received stitches on 15 different occasions.

The next risk I want to take is: Moving to Africa for the summer! I just visited Namibia for a month and can't wait to go back.

The worst date I've ever been on was: I went on a double date to dinner, which started well but halfway through took a drastic turn for the worst. My date started insulting my best friend, whom he had never meet. He then began talking about hurting stray cats for fun and found it amusing that polar bears were becoming endangered in the Arctic. Being the animal lover that I am, I did not find any of his comments funny and wanted to run out of the restaurant as fast as possible. Needless to say, we never talked again.

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