Lindsay G. living her dancing dream with Charlotte Lady Cats
Published 11:07 am Thursday, November 20, 2008
By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Lindsay G. has an amazing smile. In fact, it’s so good that she won “Best Smile” in a poll on the Charlotte Bobcats web site.
Now, the first-year Charlotte Lady Cat is putting smiles on fans attending Bobcats games.
Lindsay, a graduate of East Carolina University, is a former ECU Dance Team member. The 24-year-old said she enjoyed performing in front of Pirates fans at basketball, football and baseball games.
Lindsay is the second former ECU Dance Team member to join the Lady Cat squad, giving the orange, black, blue, silver and white Bobcats a purple-and-gold feel.
Jenn W. is in her second year with the Lady Cats. Lindsay said it’s comforting having a former ECU teammate on the team.
Brandii McCoy, Lady Cats Director and Choreographer, said Lindsay has made a positive and immediate impact with the fans.
McCoy said the former ECU dance team members are an asset to the squad.
Lindsay competed against some 200 participants to earn a roster spot. There were three cuts in all, and 21 girls made the team. While she admitted to some nervousness, Lindsay was also confident about making the team.
Lindsay began dancing at the age of 3 at the Pegge Lee School of Dance in Concord. She took tap, ballet and jazz for 15 years. Lindsay cheered in middle school and high school before landing on the ECU dance team.
Along with having to learn various dance routines for the Bobcats games, each dancer must stay in tip-top shape.
Lindsay said all the hard work is worth it, especially when it comes to performing in front of thousands of fans.
The fans seem to appreciate Lindsay just as much as she appreciates them.
Lindsay and the rest of the Lady Cats do much more than just perform at games. The Lady Cats take part in hundreds of events and appearances all over the Charlotte region.
It all gives Lindsay a chance to flash that award-winning smile.