|Syracuse University Dance Team Profiles|
Name: Andrea Hillock
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Years as a dance team member: third
Started: four years old as a dancer. Cheering since high school.
Toughest part of being a dance team member: "The schedule can be rigorous and busy with practice every day. Time management skills are essentail."
Memorable moment: "Beating Michigan State two days ago (in the Pre-Season NIT), Actually perfoming on the Madisom Square Garden floor."
Name: Marcy Cushing
Hometown: Amsterdam, NY
Years as a dance team member: Fourth
Started: Three years old as a dancer.
Toughest part of being a dance team member: "The outside work you have to do such as the practices. Everyone sees the finishing touches (game performance) without realizing the work involved. Also when the seasons overlap (football and basketball) the schedule gets busier."
Memorable moment: "Performing during the Big East Tournament and being out here on the same Madison Square Garden floor the New York Knicks play their home games."
About Ray Floriani: Ray Floriani has been writing college basketball for over twenty years. He is a columnist with Eastern Basketball magazine, Basketball Times and College Hoops Insider. In 1998 he was cited by the Gazelle Group for his work in covering the Coaches vs. Cancer events and was chosen 1999 NIT Media Man of the Year. Contact Ray Floriani.