DCC Alumni Spotlight – Nicol Corbin Bush
Growing up around the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, I would always hear about the memories you will forever cherish, and the bonds of friendships that will stay in your life for many years after your time on the team. No one will understand the connection that the cheerleaders have. Six decades of cheerleaders, less than 800 women, sharing a gold band that they proudly wear on their pinkies. Here I am, a rookie DCC, getting to connect with an alumnus from the organization, Nicol Corbin Bush, and talking about her time on the team as if she were my older sister.
Nicol’s first year auditioning was in 1993, when the whole Dallas Cowboys organization was on Cloud 9 after winning Super Bowl XXVII and “there were so many girls, probably 1,000, because everyone wanted to audition for the Super Bowl team”. However, after high school, she didn’t think she wanted to pursue performing arts. Being eighteen years old she thought college was the route for her. She completed a year of school at Abilene Christian University when her brother sent her the audition form and told her to go for it! Nicol had no idea what to expect walking into Texas Stadium on the first day of preliminaries.
During her first month of her rookie season, she had to overcome a knee injury, but that didn’t stop her from performing her heart out once regular season games had begun. She was a part of Show Group, cheered in London, was on the cover of the calendar, and still managed to hold a 4.0 GPA. What incredible accomplishments in just her first year!! She really wanted to be more involved as a Show Group member her second year in 1994. She did just that, with the opportunity to travel overseas on a USO tour to Alaska and South Korea over the two weeks of winter break. “It was the best experience as a DCC. I loved the heartfelt feeling it impacted on everyone in the military, especially during the holiday season.” I love that Nicol and I got to flashback to her glory days and reflect on her journey.
She is now working in the medical field as a Pediatric Urological Surgeon and continuing to pursue with passion along with a full house of a loving family. Her dedication and hard work ethic shined before the years of DCC, through DCC, and will continue to shine for the years to come. If Nicol has taught me anything, it’s that if you want something- keep your head in the game and your eye on the prize. Don’t let anything disturb your peace of mind.
Thank you, Nicol. for your words of wisdom and the blast from the past. Your journey on the team and your life now touches so many. Sister forever!
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