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Getting to Know: Marielle Mitchell and Helody Cyrenne

Mar 29, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 2:34 pm | Updated: March 29, 2017 3:20 pm | Permalink

Marielle Mitchell, redshirt freshman

What is your favorite movie?
“The Proposal.”

What are two things you must have on road trips?
Fruit snacks and movies.

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
“Who Gon Stop Me” by Kanye West and Jay Z

What are you secretly good at?
Cooking.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Spain.

What is your favorite saying?
“Dreams don’t come true—they are made true.”


Helody Cyrenne, redshirt

What is your favorite movie?
“Stick It.”

Who is your celebrity lookalike?
Ellen Pompeo.

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
“Closer” by The Chainsmokers

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Japan.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A nutritionist.

What is your favorite saying?
"My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Getting to Know: Kyleigh Greenlief and Emily Cannon

Mar 27, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 1:35 pm | Updated: March 27, 2017 1:58 pm | Permalink

Kyleigh Greenlief, redshirt junior

What is your favorite movie?
“The Help.”

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Alaska.

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
“Party Up” by DMX.

Who is your celebrity lookalike?
Willow Shields.

What are you secretly good at?
Painting.

What is your favorite saying?
“You are enough.”


Emily Cannon, redshirt freshman

What is your favorite movie?
“The Princess Bride.”

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Rome.

What are two things you must have on a road trip?
A new playlist and travel snacks.

What are you secretly good at?
Cracking an egg with one hand.

What is your favorite/the most interesting class you’ve taken at BYU?
Foundations of Global Leadership from Greg Warnick.

What is your favorite saying?
“You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”

Getting to Know: Briana Pearson

Mar 17, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 12:04 pm | Updated: March 17, 2017 12:09 pm | Permalink

Briana Pearson, freshman

What is your favorite app?
Instragram.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Hawaii.

What are you secretly good at?
Memorizing song lyrics (rapping).

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A lawyer.

What are two things you must have on road trips?
My best friends and the aux.

Getting to Know: Brittni Hawes and assistant coach Brogan Evanson

Mar 15, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 10:53 am | Updated: March 15, 2017 11:06 am | Permalink

Brittni Hawes, redshirt junior

Who is your celebrity lookalike?
Shailene Woodley.

What are two things you must have on road trips?
Water and music.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Obstetrician.

What is your favorite/the most interesting class you’ve taken at BYU?
Mind, Body, Health from Professor Cougar Hall.


Brogan Evanson, assistant coach

Who is your celebrity alike?
I’ve been told … Tea Leoni but everyone tells me I look like someone they know.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
I don’t think any of my music is embarrassing but the gymnasts would say my 80s collection.

What do you like to do?
I love to bake desserts and cook breakfast.

What are you secretly good at?
I am not good yet, but I took a year of beginning piano lessons when I was 23. Someday I will get good at playing an instrument.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Maui, Hawaii, and I love to cruise the world.

What is your favorite thing about working with BYU gymnastics?
The relationships I get to build with the gymnasts and recruits.

Getting to Know: Hannah Miller

Mar 01, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 11:16 am | Updated: March 1, 2017 11:19 am | Permalink

Hannah Miller, freshman

What is your favorite app?
Twitter.

What is your favorite movie?
“World War Z.”

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
“Power” by Kanye West.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Hannah Montana theme song.

What are you secretly good at?
Dancing.

Who is your favorite professor at BYU?
Jane Hinckley.

Getting to Know: Head coach Guard Young and Jessie Westergard

Feb 22, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 2:05 pm | Updated: February 22, 2017 2:14 pm | Permalink

Guard Young, head coach

What is your favorite movie?
Star Wars.

Who is your celebrity look alike?
Daniel Craig (This is my wife’s celebrity crush).

What are you secretly good at?
Origami.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Athens, Greece.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
“Everything is AWESOME” from the LEGO movie.

What is your favorite thing about working with BYU gymnastics?
I love the students…they are so creative and funny.


Jessie Westergard, sophomore

What is your favorite movie?
Shanghai Noon.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Ecuador, Ireland, anywhere on a sailboat.

Who is your celebrity lookalike?
Drew Barrymore.

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
“Not Afraid” by Eminem.

What are you secretly good at?
Sewing.

What is your favorite saying?
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what a ship is built for.”

Getting to Know: Angel Zhong

Feb 15, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 10:56 am | Updated: February 15, 2017 11:08 am | Permalink

Angel Zhong, freshman

What is an interesting fact about you?
I was born in Shanghai, China, before moving to Canada at age 6.

What is your favorite movie?
“Captain America: Civil War.”

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
“Halo” by Beyonce. 

What are you deathly afraid of?
Snails, worms and slugs.

What are two things you must have on road trips?
Ice cream and Harry Potter books.

What are you secretly good at?
Convincing people of fake random facts.

Getting to Know: Mackenzie Douglas and Savanna Maradiaga

Feb 08, 2017 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 2:34 pm | Updated: February 8, 2017 2:40 pm | Permalink

Mackenzie Douglas, junior

What is your favorite movie?
“The Polar Express.”

What is the biggest disaster you have ever averted?
Almost not adopting my two cats.

What is your favorite place you have traveled to?
Haiti.

If you could have a walk-up song, what would it be?
Silence (no noise!) I hate music, except Christmas music.

If they made a movie about your life, who would you be played by?
Kristen Stewart.

What are you secretly good at?
Decorating for the holidays. 


Savanna Maradiaga, sophomore 

What is your favorite movie?
“A Knight’s Tale.”

What is your favorite app?
Pinterest.

What are two things you must have on road trips?
Snacks and old time rock.

If they made a movie about your life, who would you be played by?
J-Lo. 

What are you secretly good at?
Chugging…water.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Nicaragua.

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