Meet the Grizz Girls

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Caitlin

Nickname: C-FENT or Cait
Team Status: 3rd Year Veteran
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: Social Media Specialist at lululemon athletica
Education: University of Memphis- Bachelor Degree in Sports Science. Masters in Sport Commerce from the University of Memphis
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Interesting Fact about Me: I have a Black Belt in Taekwondo
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: I love throwback music. Anything oldies that I can really "jam out" to
Favorite Television Channel: Obsessed with HGTV and the TODAY Show!
Food you can’t live without: Guacamole
Greatest Accomplishment: One of my favorite Grizz experiences- Representing our Organization in South Africa last summer for the NBA Africa Games.
Most embarrassing Moment: Physically ran into Lebron James at court rehearsal my rookie year while we were dancing. He was HUGE
Favorite Indulgence: Sweets... of all kind. CHOCOLATE
Hobbies/Interests: Fashion/styling, snowboarding, cooking, working out
Favorite thing about Memphis: The atmosphere of "Memphis Style" and the Food! When friends visit me I make sure they leave with full tummies.
Dream Vacation: ITALY
Role Model: My mom - I'm more and more like her everyday, whether I realize it or not!
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Performing in front of the best fans in the NBA and repping our City!
If Money were no object I would… Travel the entire world
One thing I can’t live without: Chapstick
Dance Icon: Boy- Michael Jackson -  Girl- J. LO
3 Words to Describe Me: Passionate, Spontaneous, Loyal

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Carlie

Nickname: Carlie is actually short for my real name, which is Caroline.
Team Status: 4th year Veteran
Hometown: Collinsville, IL...home of the world's largest ketchup bottle! It's also the horseradish capitol of the world. We're a pretty big deal.
Occupation: Field Marketing Specialist, Actress, Comedienne
Education: Bachelors of Science in Communications with a minor in TV/Film/Radio Production from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Interesting Fact about Me: I played 'Rizzo' in a production of Grease when I was in college. 
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: Lately I've been listening to a lot of Allen Stone, Chance the Rapper, GRiZ (the DJ, not the mascot) and Steve Miller Band.
Food you can’t live without: Frozen yogurt! And I'm a big fan of some good macaroni and cheese. 
Greatest Accomplishment: I won the sit-up award in P.E. class from 6th-8th grade. My name is on a plaque and everything.
Favorite Indulgence: I love watching movies with the director's commentary enabled. You learn so much behind-the-scenes information; it's fascinating to me!
Hobbies/Interests: Comedy (performing and watching), Reading (non-fiction), Cooking (Italian is my favorite), Painting (acrylic on canvas), Acting (theatre and film), and moon-walking. I also manage and operate an Etsy shop (CAZgoods.Etsy.com) where I sell personally branded clothing of my own designs. 
Favorite thing about Memphis: There are so many different cultures within the city, I love the diversity of activities to do and places to go. One night I could be seeing a stage production of Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Evergreen Theatre, then the next night go to a folk concert at the Levitt Shell. And don't even get me started on the food...
Dream Vacation: Rome, Dublin, Amsterdam...Everywhere in Europe!
Role Model: Brie Larson. She is such a captivatingly talented actress and seems so humble.
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Interacting with the fans. I love meeting and getting to know new people. Everyone has their own story!
If Money were no object I would… take frequent trips to different cities around the country and probably own a wiener dog farm.
One thing I can’t live without: My pocket planner! I would have a total conniption if I lost it.
Dance Icon: the Six Flags guy
3 Words to Describe Me: Quirky, Creative, and Ambitious

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Cassie

Nickname: Ca$h Money
Team Status: 9th season
Hometown: Horn Lake
Occupation: Kindergarten teacher
Education: Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Interesting Fact about Me: I tried out to be on the T.V. show the Bachelor.
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: everyone assumes that just because I'm from Mississippi that all I listen to is country music... but truth is, I love music and try to listen to it all!!!
Favorite Television Channel: HGTV
Food you can’t live without: Peanut butter!!!
Greatest Accomplishment: Becoming a school teacher!
Most embarrassing Moment: When you can't hear your music on court because someone just scored a 3, the crowd is screaming, and you're clapping completely off beat in front of 1,000's of fans... makes for one super embarrassing moment!!!
Favorite Indulgence: Birthday cake
Hobbies/Interests: My latest obsession is kickboxing!!!! I have my very own baby blue boxing gloves and everything!! I also love hanging out with friends and family, Searching Pinterest for cute, fun activities for my Kindergarteners, and anything Summer time!!!!
Favorite thing about Memphis: I love how soulful and bluesy it is.
Dream Vacation: Pretty much any tropical island would be a dream vacay for me!
Role Model: Mama
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Performing on the GRIZZ court!!! Also getting to wear some pretty fly sneaks to do it all in!! If Money were no object I would….build one of those crazy ridiculously huge mansions like you see on MTV Cribs for me and my family to live in.   One thing I can’t live without: DANCE!!!
Dance Icon: Janet Jackson
3 Words to Describe Me: Southern Belle, Energetic, & Charismatic

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Christina

Nickname: Tina
Team Status: 4th Year Veteran
Hometown: Alhambra, IL
Occupation: Architectural Associate at Haizlip Studio
Education: University of Memphis – School of Architecture
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Interesting Fact about Me: I have a twin Erica, who is also a Grizz Girl and we love to play games on other people. Twin Swap!
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: Everything I can dance too!!!
Favorite Television Channel: hgtv
Food you can’t live without: Salsa
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating College
Most embarrassing Moment: Tripping coming off the basketball court at a game- Epic!
Favorite Indulgence: Ice cream
Hobbies/Interests: Biking, dancing, reading, Gardening
Favorite thing about Memphis: Culture- its everywhere
Dream Vacation: My bucket list it too large… Ill start with Venice J
Role Model: My father- He has always tried to make me the best little girl and is still teaching me.
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Besides dancing in front of the crowd, interacting with the fans! They truly make my day.
If Money were no object I would… Travel the world.
One thing I can’t live without: My family
Dance Icon: Tamara Moore- True talent and teacher
3 Words to Describe Me: Energetic , Outgoing, Unpredictable

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Ciera

Nickname: Cici
Team Status: 4 year veteran
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Full Time Student, Dance coach
Education: Bachelors in health administration from the University of Memphis 
Zodiac Sign: Lovely Libra! 
Interesting Fact about Me: I'm the first to graduate college in my family, I love spending time in my home, and I have a secret love for interior decorating 
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: ANYTHING DEALING WITH BEYONCE!!!!!!! I'm in love with her live music! 
Favorite Television Channel: I can't tell you the last time I actually sat down and watched TV! 
Food you can’t live without: Shrimp!!!! Yummy! 
Greatest Accomplishment: Representing the Memphis Grizzlies at NBA All Star 2014.
Most embarrassing Moment: I cursed in an interview and didn't realize it, (Shhhh! My coach still doesn't know) 
Favorite Indulgence: Sweet Tea, I'm an addict! 
Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Dancing and Decorating my home.... I also have a new interest for YouTube! 
Favorite thing about Memphis: The food! Literally everything is good!!! 
Dream Vacation: Dubai!!!! One of the richest and most beautiful places to visit!!!! It's on my bucket list! 
Role Model: My mom, who is no longer with me, but I learned the meaning of strength from her, and I realize more and more everyday how blessed I am to be her daughter. RIP MOMMY!!! 
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Interacting with our fans, blazing the court, and not to mention the best seat in the house!
If Money were no object I would… Donate money to orphanages around the country and buy a new handbag everyday ;)
One thing I can’t live without: My family, CARMEX, and my iPhone. 
Dance Icon: Tricia Miranda and Tam, our coach, I've been trying to match her since my rookie year! 
3 Words to Describe Me: Humble, Driven, Blessed 

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Consuelo

Nickname: Sway
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: High School Biology Teacher; Fitness Competitor
Team Status: 4th year Veteran
Zodiac Sign: The most magnificent, outgoing, lovable, spontaneous, brilliant sign ever...ARIES!
Interesting Fact: I absolutely love the elderly!! It’s almost an obsession! Is that weird?? Oh well, I still love them to death...there is so much wisdom packed into them!!
Favorite Movie: Best Man, Five Heart Beats, Temptations, The Jackson 5, Grease
Favorite Television Show or Channel: Law and Order SVU, The Walking Dead ( It's addictive!!)
Food you can’t live without: Green Beans, biscuits (they have to be Hungry Jack, so that I can eat the layers off one at a time)
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating from college... The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! GO MOCS! My future greatest accomplishment will be obtaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree.
Most embarrassing Moment: Well I called myself sneaking on a date one night to the movies, and my mom somehow found about this date that I THOUGHT was a secret. Thirty minutes into the movie, I hear someone yelling my FULL name ( Yes; First, Middle, and Last). I looked down and there was my mom in front of the screen complete with a scarf, house shoes, sweat pants, and an oversized sweat shirt. Next, I hear her say " CONSUELO I KNOW YOU ARE IN HERE, AND YOU HAVE THREE SECONDS TO GET DOWN HERE". The ENTIRE movie theater started a countdown, when they got to one, I stood up and the whole movie theater said bye Consuelo and waved. It was awful!!! My date never called me again.
Favorite Indulgence: My grandmother's sausage casserole, which my uncles and I fight over each time it’s made. That casserole just might be the death of me!
Hobbies/Interests: I love to compete in Fitness competitions. It has become my newest obsession!
Favorite thing about Memphis: The southern hospitality is very genuine
Dream Vacation: I would love to go to Paris, France on a romantic vacation. I heard that it was the perfect place to be in love.
Role Model: My mom and my Granny. These are some of the STRONGEST women I know.
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: It’s an opportunity to for me to stay fit while doing something that I've always loved to do. In addition, I have met some of the most beautiful women (my team and coach) that share the same passion as me.
If Money were no object you would… probably give it away to the ederly like it was water without second thought whatsoever, and open up my nursing home franchise that I have wanted for a very long time.
One thing you can’t live without: Family, food, and laughter
If I wasn’t Dancing I’d be... probably doing something with the elderly.
Dance Icon: Usher...Chris Brown still doesn't have anything on him!
3 Words to Describe Me: Outgoing, Outspoken, Focused

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Erica

Nickname: Eric
Team Status: 4th year veteran
Hometown: Alhambra, IL
Occupation: Paralegal/ Office Manager
Education: Bachelor degree in Education from the University of Memphis
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Interesting Fact about Me: I LOVE PUGS!
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: Anything you can dance to!
Favorite Television Channel: ION
Food you can’t live without: Guacamole
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating from the University of Memphis, Go Tigers!
Most embarrassing Moment: Tripping on the court in FedExForum
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, sewing and hanging out with friends
Favorite thing about Memphis: Memphis in May
Dream Vacation: Trip to Bora Bora !!
Role Model: My older sister Jessica, who was also a Grizz Girl
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Getting to dance with my Twin sister, Christina while cheering on the Grizzlies
If Money were no object I would… Traveling the World
One thing I can’t live without: My Family
Dance Icon: Tamara Moore
3 Words to Describe Me: Energetic, Understanding and Exciting

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Erin

Nickname: E, Uuurrrrennn
Team Status: 6th Year Veteran, Team Captain
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Educator at The Soulsville Charter School
Education: BS in Mathematics, Master of Arts in Teaching, currently working on an EDS in Educational Technology
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Interesting Fact about Me:  I am a published author! In third grade, we wrote letters to Dr. King telling him what he would
expect if he were alive today. My letter was published in a book entitled "Letters to Dr. King."
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: I like 90's music, but I love the 60's and everything about it, especially the music!
Favorite Television Channel: I don't have time to watch a lot of TV.  If I do watch, I'm on Hulu!
Food you can’t live without: Peanut Butter Cookies. They are so delicious!
Greatest Accomplishment: It's still in the making ;-)
Favorite Indulgence: Homemade Cakes and Pies! Peach Cobbler, Pecan Pie, Pound Cake...Yum!
Hobbies/Interests: I love live bands, attending concerts and plays and biking.  Biking helps to clear my mind. I also love reading books about investing and finance.  Lately, I have found a lot of peace in meditating. It has helped me to enjoy the present and not worry (as much!) about the future.
Favorite thing about Memphis: It's potential. It has so much potential to be an amazing city. 
Dream Vacation: Dubai
Role Model: My Father
If Money were no object I would… travel all over the world and indulge myself in the authentic cultures of other people.
One thing I can’t live without: My Vision Board!
Dance Icon: Janet Jackson

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Haley

Nickname:  HayMoTay
Team Status:  2nd year veteran
Hometown:  Hammond, Louisiana
Occupation:  Clinical Dietitian
Education:  Master of Science in Nutrition & Medical Dietetics, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics
Zodiac Sign:  Gemini
Interesting Fact about Me:  I'm an aspiring singer :)
Favorite Music Artist/Genre:  Sara Bareilles
Favorite Television Channel:  HGTV
Food you can’t live without:  Nutella
Greatest Accomplishment:  I am a published author! My thesis is published in the Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition Journal.
Favorite Indulgence:  Chips & Queso!
Hobbies/Interests:  Fitness, cooking, singing, playing with my dog, spending time with my fiancé and planning our wedding!
Favorite thing about Memphis:  The people are truly great here. I love that I feel at home no matter where I go.
Dream Vacation:  I would love to take a trip to Hawaii. It has always been a dream of mine to visit and I hope I will be able to in the future!
Role Model:  My mom. She is without a doubt the most amazing woman I know. I can only pray that I will be just like her when I become a mother.
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl:  It's no secret that my true passion is dance - I live and breathe it. But what's really special about being a Grizz Girl is that I have a group of women that have become like family to me. They are all incredible in their own ways and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world!
If Money were no object I would… Cure all cancer in the world and save homeless animals.
One thing I can’t live without:  My family.
Dance Icon:  Jenna Dewan
3 Words to Describe Me:  Ambitious, Passionate, Vivacious

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Hannah

Nickname: Banana
Team Status: 5th year veteran
Hometown: Memphis TN - Raleigh
Occupation: Full time student, Receptionist at Cardio Barre
Education: Full time student at The University of Memphis - Special Education major
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Interesting Fact about Me: I manage to live without sleep Ha!
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: I really love every genre, from hip hop to country!
Food you can’t live without: Any kind of Seafood!
Greatest Accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment will soon be graduating from college 
Favorite Indulgence: Vanilla chocolate chip- cookie dough ice cream! Yummm
Hobbies/Interests: I love to workout and go to the movies on my off time 
Favorite thing about Memphis: The love for sports here! It really brings the people together!
Dream Vacation: Greece!
Role Model: Hands down my mom, she is an angel. 
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Being a role model for girls who dance or want to dance, and performing for thousands of people!!
If Money were no object I would… Travel the world!
One thing I can’t live without: hats... I wear one every day! 
Dance Icon: Beyoncé 
3 Words to Describe Me: determined, goofy, sassy 

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Jené

Nickname: Jenny V
Team Status: Rookie
Hometown: Arlington, TN
Occupation: Full Time Student at the University of Memphis
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Interesting Fact about Me: I was in a commercial for the Grizzlies/Xfinity.
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: Justin Bieber/ Pop
Favorite Television Channel: MTV
Food you can’t live without: Crab Legs
Greatest Accomplishment: Making the team. It was a goal of mine that begun in elementary school and I told myself I wouldn’t stop until I made that dream come true.
Most embarrassing Moment: I was once in a fashion show and my heel got caught in a crack on the stage. I was stuck and couldn’t get out. Everyone laughed, it was awful.
Favorite Indulgence: Strawberries with Nutella. Soooooo yummy
Hobbies/Interests: basketball, drawing, shopping, ice skating, and dancing of course
Favorite thing about Memphis: The Grizzlies. I can even remember my first game going to the pyramid at like 5 years old, we played the Lakers. This was back when Shaq and Kobe played together. And from that moment on I knew that the Grizzlies would forever be my favorite thing about the city. I even consider the Fed-Ex Forum my second home.
Dream Vacation: Dubai
Role Model: my cousin Mia. She’s like a big sister to me and I know that if I ever need help with anything or just someone to talk to, I can go to her. She is intelligent and beautiful inside and out and I aspire to be like her when I’m older.
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Getting to cheer on the team I’ve loved since I was 5 years old. It’s one thing to be in the stands every game losing your voice screaming for them, but it’s another thing to be the actual “cheerleader” for them. Dream come true.
If Money were no object I would… buy the Grizzlies franchise
One thing I can’t live without: my dog Rudy
Dance Icon: Chris Brown. When he dances, he is truly a performer and you can tell he is passionate about what he does and that he really works hard to perfect his craft.
3 Words to Describe Me: Goofy, Determined, Stubborn

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Kristen

Nickname: Krissy
Team Status: Rookie
Hometown: Memphis
Occupation: Full time student at the University of Memphis - Accounting/Financial Planning major
Interesting Fact: I'm fearful of elevators and every game I have to ride one. I definitely prefer the stairs! 
Favorite Music Genres: Hip-Hop, gospel... Really all music 
Favorite Food: I love Shrimp!
Greatest Accomplishment: Being a part of this team is a great accomplishment but most importantly never giving up even when things get hard in life is an accomplishment.
Most Embarrassing Moment: Probably when I fell during court practice when we were dancing in our sneaker wedges. I realized just then how important using my core while dancing is, because hitting the ground is not fun!
Favorite Indulgence: I love peach rings... If I could eat them every day I would but that would be a lot of calories! 
Best Thing About Memphis: The music, the culture of Memphis. It's really all I know
Dream Vacation: I want to go to Paris and just shop until I can't shop anymore. 
Role Models: My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. They instilled a lot of wisdom in me. 
The best thing about being a Grizz Girl: I get to interact with the fans while doing something that I love to do with people that have the same passion as me. 
If money were no object I would… move to L.A and just live life. I would definitely dance, go to the beach, shop, and live as worry-free as possible!
Dance Icon: Michael Jackson, he was a smooth criminal. He killed the stage every time he performed and it was evident that he loved every moment of it!
3 Words to Describe Me: Sweet, funny, and silly. I can never stop laughing 

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Lauren

Nickname: Byrd, Lo, Laur
Team Status: Rookie
Hometown: Wartburg, TN
Occupation: Internet Marketing Specialist
Education: Master of Arts, Liberal Studies; Bachelor of Arts; Public Relations
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Interesting Fact about Me: I traveled to Ecuador with UDA to teach a summer dance camp!
Favorite Music Artist/Genre:  I like a really wide variety of music, anything from Beyonce to Luke Bryan.
Favorite Television Channel: HGTV
Food you can’t live without: Chips and Salsa
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting to live out my dance dreams and winning 2 National Championships with the University of Memphis Pom Squad
Most embarrassing Moment: When I was a freshman at the University of Memphis, we were all facing different ways at the beginning of a routine and I got completely turned around and forgot what dance we were doing. I caught back after a few seconds, but I could hear the cheerleaders yelling my name trying to help me out.
Favorite Indulgence: Muddy's Cupcakes!
Hobbies/Interests:  Anything involving dance or working out, I love being active. I also love reading and spending time with friends and family.
Favorite thing about Memphis: Memphis is so full of culture, history, and diversity it's hard to pick just one thing. The food, music and southern hospitality this city offers is like no other! I love Memphis in May - Music Fest & BBQ Fest, and I love all the unique places that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
Dream Vacation: Bora Bora
Role Model: My little sister! Even though she is younger than me, she always has some wise words to share. I really admire her passion and joy for life.
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: I have always loved to dance and perform, so being able to combine my passion of performing and dance together on the NBA level is an amazing opportunity! And performing in the Grindhouse in front of such an energetic crowd is so much fun.
If Money were no object I would… Travel the world!
One thing I can’t live without: My Erin Condren planner. It has all my reminders in it and helps keep me organized.
Dance Icon: Luam
3 Words to Describe Me: Energetic, Happy, Caring

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Lydia

Nickname: Lyd
Team Status: Rookie
Hometown: Memphis
Occupation: Financial administrator
Education: BS in Journalism from Bethel College
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Interesting Fact about Me: I was a ballerina for 11 years!
Favorite Music Artist: Erykah Badu
Favorite Television Channel: The Game Channel -- I love Family Feud!
Food you can’t live without: Pizza!
Greatest Accomplishment: My son Cam'ron. He's awesome
Most embarrassing Moment: I couldn't find my car at Walmart and it took me at least 15 minutes to find it. lol
Favorite Indulgence: Writing. It’s very therapeutic for me.
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and Shopping of course!
Favorite thing about Memphis: The southern hospitality.
Dream Vacation: HAWAII
Role Model: Susan Taylor-Former CEO of Essence Magazine
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Networking is always great. I love meeting new people and getting to share my dance passion with other beautiful ladies!!
If Money were no object I would… build a performing arts studio for kids who love to sing, dance, and act!
One thing I can’t live without: My blanket or footies- I love being warm at all times.
Dance Icon: Alvin Ailey and Company-they are so athletic and creative
3 Words to Describe Me: Spiritual, Spontaneous, and Friendly describe me perfectly.

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Makenzie

Nickname: My family calls me Mik or Miki. Team calls me Mak/Kenz/Kenzie
Team Status: Rookie!
Hometown: Irving, TX
Occupation: Infectious Disease Researcher/ Personal Trainer
Education: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Biology
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Interesting Fact: I’m a scuba diver
Favorite Musical Artists: Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake
Favorite TV Channel: Anything HGTV
Favorite Food: Anything and everything chocolate or coconut!
Greatest Accomplishments: Moving to a new city with my husband who was my only friend in Memphis, finding an amazing job, and auditioning for the Grizz Girls!! :D
Most Embarrassing Moment: I walked into the wrong house on vacation and interrupted a couple getting ready for bed.
Favorite Indulgence: Eating pizza and watching Netflix in bed with my man and our dog Sally :)
Hobbies: Church, working out, traveling, live music, and movies
Best Thing about Memphis: That’s easy! The food and music!
Dream Vacation: Australia
Role Model: My husband. He never ceases to amaze me with his voice of reason and gracious heart. He is my rock.
Best Part of Being a Grizz Girl: Making 18 new friends and feeling a part of the Memphis community.
If Money Were no Object I would: Help revive impoverished people and their communities worldwide while traveling to places I’ve never been, including space!
I cannot live without: The rain
Dance Icon: At this point in my life, Tamara Moore
3 Words to Describe Me: Enthusiastic, passionate, empathetic

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Natacia

Nickname: Tay Tay, Tay
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Entertainer and School Teacher
Team Status: I'm a 5TH year veteran
Zodiac Sign: My zodiac sign is Pisces
Interesting Fact: Interesting facts about me are that I have body doubled for Beyonce, and also I was a nanny for Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn when I lived in LA.
Favorite Musical Artist or Song: Beyonce
What's spinning in your IPod? A little bit of everything including: Taylor Swift, Prince, Mariah Carey, Marvin Sapp, even a lil bit of Marvin Gaye just to name a few.
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing.  
Favorite Television Show or Channel: A Different World. 
Favorite Book: The Shack and The Purpose Driven Life.
Food you can't live without: I cannot live without pasta. I love it!
Greatest Accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment is seeing all my dreams come to past. 
Most embarrassing Moment: I've had a few embarrassing moments but my most recent was Sunday December 6th game vs. Phoenix Suns. My shoe got stuck to my fishnets during our routine. I literally hopped and danced the entire routine on one leg. I tried to rip it apart but it wouldn’t budge. It was sooo embarrassing. I didn't know whether to cry or laugh. And when I thought it was all over the next day it was everywhere online. And people are still asking me about it. 
Favorite Indulgence: Ice Cream
Hobbies/Interests: I love Entertaining! Acting, Singing, dancing, modeling. I also like to read.
Favorite thing about Memphis: My favorite thing about Memphis is the food. It's great!
Dream Vacation: My dream vacation would be going to Monaco, France and Dubai, UAE
Role Model: My role model is GOD! I read my bible every day for guidance. 
Pets: I have a black and white Shitzu with a Mohawk named Kodi and he can count to 3!
If Money were no object you would... I would travel the world. 
One thing you can't live without: My purse and everything in it.
If I wasn't Dancing I'd be: Acting!
3 Words to Describe Me: 3 words to describe me are Happy, Dedicated, and Outgoing

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Taryn

Nickname: T-Rex
Team Status: Sophomore
Hometown: Florence, AL
Occupation:  Financial Analyst at Mercer Capital
Education: B.A. Math and Economics, Rhodes College
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Interesting Fact about Me: I love to refinish Furniture
Favorite Television Channel: HGTV
Food you can’t live without: Cheese Dip
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating Suma Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, With honors from Rhodes
Favorite thing about Memphis: I love the culture of the city – It’s a big city with a small town feel. I recognize my neighbors when I go to the Levitt Shell and Café Eclectic but I also know if I want to try something new, there are plenty of places I haven’t had a chance to explore. 
Dream Vacation: My family and I hope to take a trip to kayak the boundary waters.
Role Model: Michele Obama
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Getting to dance every week with dedicated and intelligent women who I admire.
If Money were no object I would… Remodel houses, like Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
One thing I can’t live without: My puppy, Cola. My boyfriend and I rescued her last year from the Shelby County Humane Society. We even found out who adopted her brother so we can meet up for play dates.
My Favorite Hobby: Running! I ran track at Rhodes, placing 15th in Nationals in the 400 Hurdles. I've also competed in a Heptathlon. Running in the St. Jude Half Marathon while I was in high school was my first introduction to Memphis. The generosity and kindness that the people of Memphis displayed amazed me and how I knew I wanted to someday live here.
Why dancing? My Sophomore year of college I was diagnosed with a heart condition and the first thing I asked was if I would ever be able to dance again.  The surgery was a breeze but ultimately I realized I wanted to spend all the time I could dancing. My senior year I tried out for the Grizz Girls and I made the team!
Favorite Dance Style: Tap!!! My dance icon is Savion Glover – he is the tap dancer behind the feet of Mumble in Happy Feet.

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Trinica

Nickname: Tri (Tree)
Team Status: 2nd Year
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Receptionist and MUA
Education: Bachelor of Arts Univeristy of Memphis 
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Interesting Fact about Me: I sweat on my nose no matter how cold or hot it is.
Favorite Music Artist/Genre: Bryson Tiller
Favorite Television Channel: Any Movie Channels 
Food you can’t live without: Twizzlers because it should be its own food group 
Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating College as a Dance Major 
Most embarrassing Moment: I was out with friends and of course we were dancing our lives away. I went down for a drop and my weave came out! Uber embarrassing 
Favorite Indulgence: Finding new hangouts in Memphis with Friends 
Hobbies/Interests: Movies, reading, and lip singing in my car 
Favorite thing about Memphis: The history of Memphis; this place is filled with great stories and people 
Dream Vacation: My Dream Vacation would be to visit The Caribbean Islands 
Role Model: My mom
Best thing about being a Grizz Girl: Adding more sisters to my list...I love my teammates 
If Money were no object I would… travel the world 
One thing I can’t live without: my family 
Dance Icon: Savion Glover
3 Words to Describe Me: Loud, Loving, Silly

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2016/17 Final Grizz Girls Auditions

Catch the highlights from this year's Grizz Girls Audition finale.

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2016/17 Final Grizz Girls Auditions

Catch the highlights from this year's Grizz Girls Audition finale.
Jul 18, 2016  |  02:05

Grizz Girls Auditions

Don't miss the 2016-2017 Grizz Girl Auditions on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at Mallory Gymnasium at Rhodes College.
Jun 13, 2016  |  00:18

Girl Play Dance Classes

Get in shape and learn our signature style every Tuesday at 7pm at Sub Roy Studios (2435 Whitten Rd. 38133).
Jun 13, 2016  |  00:18

Pre-Audition Clinics

Join us at our three-part clinic to help dancers put their best foot forward on audition day and get a leg up on the competition.
Jun 13, 2016  |  00:18

Grizz Girls Photoshoot: BTS part 1

Grizz Girl Carlie takes you behind the scenes at the Grizz Girls Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  00:38

Grizz Girls Photoshoot: BTS part 2

Grizz Girl Carlie takes you behind the scenes at the Grizz Girls Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  00:28

Grizz Girls Photoshoot: BTS part 3

Grizz Girl Carlie takes you behind the scenes at the Grizz Girls Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  00:33

Grizz Girls Photoshoot: BTS part 4

Grizz Girl Carlie takes you behind the scenes at the Grizz Girls Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  00:27

Grizz Girls Photoshoot: BTS part 5

Grizz Girl Carlie takes you behind the scenes at the Grizz Girls Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  00:47

Grizz Girls Photoshoot: BTS part 6

Grizz Girl Carlie takes you behind the scenes at the Grizz Girls Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  00:39

2016 Grizz Girls Photoshoot

Watch the action behind the scenes at the 2016 Grizz Girl Photoshoot.
Apr 2, 2016  |  01:58

2016/17 Grizz Girls Finals - Pt. 2

Watch part 2 of the Grizz Girls Finals
Jul 18, 2016  |  33:17

2016/17 Grizz Girls Finals - Pt. 1

Watch part 1 of the Grizz Girls Finals
Jul 18, 2016  |  46:01

Grizz Girls: Rubberneckin'

When it comes to the Grizz Girls, stop, look and listen, baby. That's my philosophy...
Jan 8, 2016  |  01:16

2014/15 Grizz Girls Finals

Go behind the scenes of the Grizz Girls Finals with team chorographer Tamara Moore.
Jul 25, 2014  |  02:46

Get to know the Grizz Girls

Meet Natacia, Hannah and Taylor.
May 29, 2014  |  00:49

2013-14 Grizz Girls Finals

Hopefuls compete for a spot on the 2013-14 team.
Jul 3, 2013  |  02:57

2013-14 Grizz Girls - Pt 5

Get to know Natacia, Hannah and Taylor.
Jul 3, 2013  |  00:49

2013-14 Grizz Girls - Pt 4

Get to know Kelsi, Erica, Carlie and Tiffanie.
Jul 3, 2013  |  00:47

2013-14 Grizz Girls - Pt 3

Get to know Ciera, Christina, Tori and Reginique.
Jul 3, 2013  |  00:51

2013-14 Grizz Girls - Pt 2

Get to know Cassie, Callie, Caitlin and Erin
Jul 3, 2013  |  01:03

2013-14 Grizz Girls - Pt 1

Get to know Cara, Consuelo, Brittany and Trinica.
Jul 3, 2013  |  01:03

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