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Cindy Dallas

Cindy Dallas

Actress | 21st pick, ’04 WNBA draft | Class of 2004

Listen up, future UI freshmen.

“Unless it’s absolutely mandatory, do not register for 8 a.m. classes," advises women's basketball star turned actress Cindy Dallas, who learned her lesson the hard way. 

"You go into it optimistically thinking, ‘I’m disciplined enough to wake up that early, shower, get breakfast and make the bus in time.’ I promise you: You won’t.

“You’ll hit the snooze button one too many times and miss breakfast so you’re hungry all morning. Or, you’ll skip a shower so you go to class still smelling like Kam’s. Or, you’ll miss the 22 Illini and end up being 15 minutes late to class. Or, all of the above.

“Just don’t do it. I’ve been there, done that and it’s not pretty.”

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