Up Close: Kylee Draper

Kylee Draper has become one of the Cougars' top performers on bars this season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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Favorite cold cereal: I love cereal. There really isn't many kinds that I won't eat, as long as there's no chocolate. I hate chocolate (yeah I'm weird, I know). If I had to choose I'd have to say Oh's.

Favorite Brad Cattermole quote: "Get your heads in the game, you've got your underwear pulled up clear around your ears!"

I chose gymnastics over other sports because: I loved it! By the time I hit High School I really had to decide between gymnastics, basketball or softball. Looks like I made a good choice!

Before a meet I: I've got to have my earrings in! I always wear earrings until after warm-ups. A girl has got to be in style, even if she is just at a competition!

How did I spend my offseason: Doing Rehab. I had surgery this last summer so I was trying to get myself ready. What a fun offseason huh? You got to do what you got to do though.

Who has had the greatest influence on my gymnastics career and why: Probably my parents, especially my Mother. She always supported me 100% in all I did.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: 20 years? I've still got to get through the next 2 years of college. Then we'll start thinking.

Who is the best gymnast/team I have ever faced: Probably all the best college teams in the nation last year at Nationals. There is so much talent.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Go skydiving and travel the world. Yeah, common answer, but I'd love to do it.

One place I would like to visit: Just one? That's hard to say, but I'd have to say Europe.

My favorite book is: The Secret Journal of Brett Colton and Harry Potter

If I could play another sport it would be: Basketball or softball.

People say I look like: Me. There is definitely only one Kylee! But I'd have to say I look like my Mom. She gave me her facial features and even my famous alien toes!

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Definitely Brother Bott. That guy is amazing.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Going to and competing in Nationals last year.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: Pictures. I love pictures.

Favorite scripture: Easy, Helaman 5: 12.

My favorite web site is: cougarfans.com. I like to keep up on the news

My advice to youngsters: Never give up. Always follow your dreams no matter how impossible they seem.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: My car is known as the Grasshopper!

If I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: It would depend on the question because I know a lot of intelligent people. But they all know more in certain areas, so it would depend on the question.

If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I'd have to show you is: That we're not weird and that we like to have fun. So many times people get the wrong impression about us so we have to show them how fun we really are.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: My best friend Craig, my parents, and I'd have to say President Hinckley.

On the day of a meet, how do your friends and relatives follow the meet: Most of the time they are there at the meet. If not, they get the stats from on-line.

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