Year in School: Junior
Year on the Team: Second Year
Major: Human Development and Family Sciences
How Long Have You Been Spirit? Did competitive cheer for 3 years before deciding to be a mascot
Hobbies Outside of Spirit: She played lacrosse for four years and also participated in competitive cheer. Loves doing anything watersports, especially wakesurfing, and running triathlons and is currently training for an Ironman competition.
Why did you choose the University of Arkansas?
“Big school spirit and opportunity but small school community and I’ve been calling the hogs my entire life!”
Heidi was born in Leavenworth, Kansas to a military family and is the daughter of James and Shayne Merlo.