Jordan Fairfield is a junior health science major from Odessa, Mo.
Being from a town with a total population of just 5,300 people, Fairfield wanted to venture out of her comfort zone and attend a large university. After her first visit to Mizzou, she knew it was where she wanted to be.
“It was actually a black and gold Friday, so I was so overwhelmed by all the school spirit, the beautiful campus and amazing facilities,” Fairfield said. “Immediately after that visit, I decided that this is where I had to go.”
Fairfield has been dancing since she was three years old. She was a cheerleader in high school and was not ready to give it up. In order to keep her performing career alive, she did research on the Golden Girls and attended clinics, and she realized the dance team presented the perfect opportunity to continue doing what she loves.
Her favorite part about game day is when her and her squad are standing in the tunnel waiting for the team to run out. She says that being in a sea of black and gold while the intro video is playing and the smoke is pouring onto the field is a feeling like none other.
And of course, her favorite Mizzou memory has to be this past weekend when the clock flashed 0:00, and the student section rushed the field in celebration of the Mizzou’s 28-21 victory over Texas A&M for the SEC East title.