Cheerleader of the Week: Alexa Brewer, Michigan State

Gearing up to watch college football every weekend is exciting throughout the fall and winter, but what’s the second best thing?

The cheerleaders, of course!

Our friends at COED have been highlighting one cheerleader each week leading up to all the gridiron action, and they’ve put the spotlight on Alexa Brewer of Michigan State University. Graduating this spring, she’ll be walking across the stage with an impressive double major in political science pre-law/history, and has some big plans once her undergraduate career is complete.

Was she destined to be an MSU cheerleader? Well, Brewer grew up five minutes away from the East Lansing campus in nearby Haslett, Michigan, so the dream to become a Spartan was strong. Combine that with her mother being a cheer coach, and her vision of being on MSU’s spirit squad has been in her sights basically since she could walk.

The full interview is interesting and definitely worth a read. College sports fans outside of those on campus know which games they get most excited for, but she tells us which matchups she specifically looks forward to each year.

Although the Spartans’ football season is close to being complete, the 11th-ranked team in the country will be getting a bowl game to play in this year. Even after the clock runs out on the gridiron, she has another season of her career left thanks to a quick transition over to basketball.

While head coach Tom Izzo and his Spartans dropped a game to the Duke Blue Devils Tuesday night, the 19th-ranked college basketball team in the nation is expected to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and make a run for a national championship.

But what will she miss most about being on the spirit squad once it’s all over? Where is she headed next? You’ll have to read the full interview to find out.

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