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   Becky   |   Bourdon   |    Bruck   |   Becca   |   Jenny   |   Clare   
 Nellie   |   Katie   |   Huneth   |   Carol   |   Lauren   |   Meg   |   Tatjana 

Featured Athlete: Clare Flannery

"Everything happens for a reason"
Nickname(s):   Clarebear, Clarus, C-unit, C-flow, PF, CF, Wolfgang Ninja Puck
Birthday, Sign:   2/15, Aquarius
Hometown:   New York, NY
Prior Gym:   Dynamic Gymnastics
Parents:   Martin and Patricia
Siblings:   One great sister, Colleen
Pets:   I dislike animals
Major:   Learning about life
Hobbies:   Going out to eat, shopping, talking on the phone, hanging out, laughing, anything fun



Q & A - About Gymnastics and U-M

Why do you like doing gymnastics?   I love this sport for so many reasons, but especially because it is a constant challenge, both physically and mentally.
What is your favorite event or routine? Why?   Floor.
What attracted you to the University of Michigan?   The combination of excellent academics, athletics, tradition, and social life are what attracted me to Michigan.
What has been your most memorable gymnastics moment at Michigan?   Making my vault in a competition after a very rough emotional day of practice the day before.
What has been your biggest challenge/obstacle in gym or college (or both)? How did your overcome this challenge?   My biggest challenge in both areas is accepting change. I tried to fight a lot of things for a long time, but I realized things are how they are and you have to make the best of the situations you find yourself in. You cannot control how another person acts only the way in which you respond to their actions.
What has been your most embarrassing moment in the gym (ever)?   I do not really get embarrassed in the gym.
What goes through your head immediately before a routine?   You do not want to know what goes on in my head! I do not even know what is going on up there….haha.
What advice would you share with up-and-coming Michigan gymnasts?   Gymnastics is not life; it’s only a part of it.
What is your favorite part of the gym meets?   Well I am such a dork, but my favorite part of the meets is when we get introduced before a meet. We run out of the tunnel, they announce your name, you run through fog, and there is a spotlight. I just think it is so funny, and makes you feel so important. It’s a fun experience.
Other than Michigan, where is your favorite place to compete and why?   I do not really have a preference as to where I compete. As long as the equipment and lighting are good, I am good to go.
What is the most interesting person that you've met at UM and why? (new 11/05!)   I have met and continue to meet so many interesting people here at Michigan that it would be impossible for me to choose just one person.
What is the worst exam that you've taken? (new 11/05!)   Extreme weather! Honestly, who knew that there were 14 types of clouds!

Some of my Favorites include...

  I do not have one in particular
ice cream:
  I love ice cream! I am currently obsessed with Cold Stone’s Mud Pie Mojo, you have to go try it!
  Pebbles Flinestone  
A2 hang out:
  Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius  
place to shop:
  The Westchester or in Soho
board game:
  Monopoly and Clue  
  Spanish 231, I liked it so much I took it twice!
  What is an emoticon?  
place to study:
  Coffee Shops

Q & A - About You Personally

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I do not think anything I do surprises anyone.

How would your teammates describe you?
As someone who is charismatic, caring, fun, and has attitude.

Who is one of your role models and why?
My parents are my role models because they are such great people, who have done amazing things in their lives. I hope I can be as successful in as many aspects of my life as they are.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Happy and healthy.

Besides gymnastics, what is one thing that you do well?

If you were given $431,718 how would you spend it?
I would put it into the bank so that it could make interest until I needed it.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To make all people happy.

What’s the best way to show your Michigan spirit?

Since beginning college one thing I’ve learned is that…
there are not enough hours in the day.

If you could only listen to one song from now on, what would it be? (new 11/05!)
I couldn't.

Have you ever held a job? If so, what? (new 11/05!)
I have worked at my dad's law firm and have done birthday parties at a gym by my house. 

If there was one thing you wish you were better at, what would it be? (new 11/05!)

If there was one country in the world that you could travel to, where would it be? (new 11/05!)

Some Random Facts!

my dream car:
   Lexus SC hard top convertible
I relax after a big meet by:
  Um…Relax? I am more of the post-meet celebration type.
last concert I attended:
  Deep Banana Blackout (haha, that goes out to Joe, Sharyn and Lindsey)  
a poster hanging on my wall:
  Posters! I do not even have furniture yet!
I can't live without:
  My family and friends (and of course food, clothes, housing, my cell phone, essential items)  
best way to procrastinate:
  Procrastination is like art, there are many different techniques, but all are effective. I might be one of the best procrastinators ever, and there are way too many techniques to list here.
I acquire/download music via:
  I don’t it’s illegal!  
pair of footwear I can't live without:
my pet peeve is:
  People who can only see what they don’t have or what is wrong instead of appreciating all of the things that are good in their lives        


Take Your Pick!

Coke or Pepsi:
   I am not big on soda
Cats or Dogs:
  I do not like animals
Theater or DVD:
  Depends on my mood, but I like both  
N’SYNC or Backstreet:
Macs or PCs:
Cook or Takeout:
  Well my culinary abilities are extraordinary, thus my nickname Wolfgang Puck, but I am definitely more of a takeout person
PlayStation or Xbox:
Studs or Loops:
  Every person has good qualities
Noisy or Quiet:
  Depends on what I am doing  
Cowbell or Wave:
  If you are at a game watch it!
Big 10 Burrito or
Jimmy Johns:
  Big 10  
Jessica or Ashlee (Simpson):
Bagels or Donuts:
Sun or Snow:
Bed Early or Up Late:
  Up Late  
MTV or Vh1:
Indoors or Outdoors:
Big House or Yost:
  Big House
Take on the Town or Cuddle on the Couch:

Desperate Housewives or The OC:

(new 11/05!)

  The OC!




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