This week, we take a look at the reigning Pro Bowl member of the Buffalo Jills, Katie, as our Jill of The Week. In her 6th season with the Jills, Katie was selected by her squadmates to represent them in Hawaii and the selection came as no surprise to anyone who's seen her contributions to the squad over the course of her career. Dancing on Eileen's line between Nicole and Reena, she's grown a lot since her rookie year, transforming from a shy young lady to a young lady who's anything but. 2005, her rookie season, was the 1st year I started working closely with the squad, and the biggest difference I've seen in her between then and now is her confidence level. If there's something she needs to accomplish, I have a lot of faith that she'll find a way to do so and she knows she'll get it done as well. Back in her rookie year, I think she was still learning who she was and learning her strengths and limitations. Now she knows she doesn't have many limitations that a lot of girls her age do. During her time on the squad, one of her favorite parts of the job has been the troop visits she's been on. She's been to Iraq twice now, with trips in the spring of 2007 and this past December and also visited the Balkans for Thanksgiving in 2008. Katie's secondary photo is from the 8th Annual Buffalo Jills Golf Tournament taken while the golfers were still arriving at Williamsville's Westwood Country Club. Shown posing for the camera are Vincenza, Katie, and Lindsay.
Due to the fact the Jills didn't carry co-captains on the dance squad through tryouts, Katie went through the full tryout process and, as seen in her 1st rd tryout video, left everyone knowing that there was no way she wouldn't continue being a valuable member of the Buffalo Jills.
You can read more about Katie at http://buffalojills.net/article.asp?id=1961191