“I’ve always been really interested in the medical field,” Harvanek said.
“I like to be more hands-on, so hopefully I’ll be a nurse-practitioner one day.”
Between school, college classes at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester and Pom squad commitments, Harvanek can only take three dance classes this fall. In the past, she said, she’s taken as many as eight at one time and also taught, and in her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
Harvanek grew up in a football-loving family, her father a fan of Texas A&M and her mother a fan of the University of Alabama. Harvanek, a Sooners fan, joined the Pom squad, while her younger sister Morgan, another Sooners fan and freshman at McAlester High School, became a cheerleader.
“I definitely enjoy having my sister here with me and being able to experience my last year and her first year together,” Harvanek said.
“She’s always wanted to be a cheerleader, and I can look over, and she’s smiling and enjoying herself. She loves the game and she loves what she does, and I like being able to watch that.”
For the Lady Buffs to accomplish their goals, Harvanek said it will take a combination of blood, sweat, conditioning and effort.
In their senior captain, the Lady Buffs have that exact combination.
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