Getting to Know the 2013-14 Michigan Dance Team: Freshmen
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April 30, 2014

Throughout the school year, MGoBlue.com will introduce the 26 members of the Wolverines' 2013-14 dance team. The final edition features Lauren Wilson, a freshman from Dexter, Mich.

Lauren Wilson
Lauren Wilson
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-8
Hometown: Dexter, Mich.  •  High School: Dexter

  • Enrolled College: Nursing
  • Major: Nursing
  • Competition History: Dancer's Edge Studio (2004-13), Dexter High School Varsity Dance Team (2010-13), Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: My favorite dance memory is when my studio, the Dancer's Edge, won nationals in 2012.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: My favorite Michigan memory is when Michigan beat Notre Dame in overtime during the first "Under the Lights" game in 2011.
Colette Verch
Colette Verch
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-5
Hometown: Waterford, Mich.  •  High School: Waterford Kettering

  • Enrolled College: Engineering
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Competition History: Corpse de Danse at the Dance Place (2004-10), Michigan Ballet Theater (2011-12), Waterford Kettering Varsity Dance team (2009-13), Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: Dancing at pep rallies and football games in high school.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: My first Michigan fan day!
Maria Tomsovic
Maria Tomsovic
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-5
Hometown: Bartlett, Ill.  •  High School: Glenbard North

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science & the Arts
  • Major: Undecided
  • Competition History: Ambition Dance Company (1997-2004), Perseverance Dance Company (2005-09), Dance Xplosion Dance Company (2010-13), Glenbard North HS Dance Team (2009-13) Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: Dancing at an Autism Awareness fundraiser in Dearborn, Mich.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Putting on my Michigan dance team uniform for the first time.
Gabrielle Gaeta
Gabrielle Gaeta
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-8
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.  •  High School: Father Gabriel Richard

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science & the Arts
  • Major: Pre-business
  • Competition History: Fr. Gabriel Richard dance team (four years), Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: Dancing in New York City at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Enjoying fan day at the Big House with the team!
Rachel Hofsess
Rachel Hofsess
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-5
Hometown: Fowlerville, Mich.  •  High School: Fowlerville

  • Enrolled College: Kinesiology
  • Major: Movement Science
  • Competition History: Maria's School of Dance Competition Troupe "Dance Express" (13 years), Michelle's Academy of Dance Competition Company (three years), Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: Dancing from 9-5 for five days straight at the Brighton Dance Festival with some of my best friends in the world.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Going to my first ever Universal Dance Association camp this past summer with the dance team was something new and exciting for me!
Molly Warden
Molly Warden
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-5
Hometown: Holly, Mich.  •  High School: Holly

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Competition History: Corpse De Danse at the Dance Place Ltd. (2005-11), Holly High School Varsity Dance (2009-13), Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: Competing at Nationals with my high school team.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Watching Michigan football beat Ohio State at the Big House in 2011.
Emily Trinkler
Emily Trinkler
Class: Freshman  •  Height: 5-4
Hometown: Allendale, N.J.  •  High School: Northern Highlands Regional

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Competition History: Studio L Competition Team (2000-13), Michigan Dance Team
  • Favorite Dance Memory: Dancing in the Make-A-Wish parade, and dancing on the Tomorrowland stage at Disney World.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Walking through the tunnel into the Big House for the first time!

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