Getting to Know the 2013-14 Michigan Cheer Team: Seniors
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Nov. 1, 2013

Throughout the school year, MGoBlue.com will introduce the members of the Wolverines' 2013-14 cheer team. Rounding out the first group is Matt Waterman, a senior from Eagle River, Alaska.

Matt Waterman
Matt Waterman
Class: Senior  •  Height: 6-0
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska.  •  High School: Eagle River

  • Enrolled College: Engineering
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: My first game.
Shannon Niznik
Shannon Niznik
Class: Senior  •  Height: 5-5
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.  •  High School: Livonia Franklin

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Political Science
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: Standing on the field during the first Notre Dame night game and witnessing our team win a last-minute victory under the lights.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Meeting my boyfriend, a Michigan Marching Band member, at the Outback Bowl and probably being the first cheer-band couple ever.
A.J. Rodriguez
Angie Salow
Class: Senior  •  Height: 5-4
Hometown: Milan, Mich.  •  High School: Milan

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: My favorite cheer memory is being able to spend my senior year on the sidelines with my brother next to me.
A.J. Rodriguez
Quinton Carter-Jones
Class: Senior  •  Height: 6-1
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.  •  High School: Cass Tech

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Computational Informatics
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: When we linked arms during the game-winning field goal as Michigan beat Michigan State for the first time in four years and for the 900th win in school history.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Being in the stands for the first night game against Notre Dame, it was an unreal feeling.
A.J. Rodriguez
Lindsay Allen
Class: Senior  •  Height: 5-0
Hometown: Rochester, Mich.  •  High School: Rochester

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Political Science and Psychology
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: With basketball: traveling with the team all around the country last season for March Madness. With football: cheering at the first night game ever against Notre Dame when we beat them at the last second. It was electric in the stadium.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Going down to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl.
A.J. Rodriguez
A.J. Rodriguez
Class: Senior  •  Height: 5-8
Hometown: Grand Blanc, Mich.  •  High School: Grand Blanc

  • Enrolled College: Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Major: Political Science and International Studies
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: Winning the NCA national championship in Daytona Beach in 2013!
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: The first night football game between Michigan and Notre Dame during my sophomore year. Go Blue!
Emily Caoagas
Emily Caoagas
Class: Senior  •  Height: 5-0
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Mich.  •  High School: Stevenson

  • Enrolled College: Engineering
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: Cheering at the Notre Dame night game during my sophomore year.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Going to New Orleans to watch the Sugar Bowl.
Adam Karpinski
Adam Karpinski
Class: Senior  •  Height: 6-2
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.  •  High School: Saint Francis

  • Enrolled College: Ross School of Business
  • Major: Master of Accounting
  • Favorite Cheer Memory: Winning a NCA national championship in 2013.
  • Favorite Michigan Memory: Going to all of the 2013 NCAA basketball tournament games, including the Final Four in Atlanta.
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