Up Close: Team Captain Jaime Mabray

Jaime Mabray on floor. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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Favorite cold cereal: I've always been a fan of Captain Crunch with Berries.

Favorite Brad Cattermole quote: There are too many to choose from but my freshman year he would always say something about "the cat's pajamas."

I chose gymnastics over other sports because: I originally chose it because I saw it on TV and wanted to try it out. At the time my sister was in it, but I guess I didn't realize. I had fun with it and stuck with it. I like it because of the challenges and the feeling of achievement you get when mastering a new skill.

Before a meet I: there is no one thing I do the same before every meet. I just try to relax and not think about it too much.

How did I spend my off-season: I went to school, worked, played, and practiced; a good mix.

Who has had the greatest influence on my gymnastics career and why: My greatest influence would have to be my parents. They were always there for me and encouraged me no matter what happened.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: I hope to be married and raising a family.

Who is the best gymnast/team I have ever faced: In college, University of Utah.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Backpack around Europe.

One place I would like to visit: I've always wanted to go to Alaska.

My favorite book is: Les Miserable (the abridged version)

If I could play another sport it would be: I've always thought soccer would be fun.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from gymnastics: I love to be able to hang out with friends and meet new people.

My favorite CD is: I can't really say I have a favorite CD. I do have a favorite song... "Collide," by Howie Day.

People say I look like: People tell me that I look like my sisters, or even Marie-Helene, on the team.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Dr. Allsen

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Last year I got a 10.0 on vault at Texas Women's University. It was great because being from Dallas, all my family was there.

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

Favorite scripture: too many good ones... 2 Nephi 9:49 or 2 Nephi 25:26

My favorite web site is: www.byucougars.com

My advice to youngsters: Make sure you do something you love and have fun at it.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: There are eight kids in my family and they all start with "J".

If I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My dad or mom, they always know what is up.

If you cold invite any three people to dinner who would they be: That is a tough one. I would probably have to say Joseph Smith, my Papa, and my sister.

On the day of a meet, how do you friends and relatives follow the meet: My sister attends BYU and so, if the meet is not televised, she will call my parents after every event and tell them how I did. She gives them a play-by-play.

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