Thirteen returners and 11 rookies have been selected to represent the Carolina Panthers as TopCats cheerleaders for the 2012 season after surviving a month-long tryout process that started with about 150 hopefuls.
"I'm so excited," said Plant, who just graduated from Appalachian State University. "It definitely was tough. It challenges you mentally, physically and emotionally.
"But I have never felt so welcomed. It was an exhilarating experience and an amazing experience. I can already say I've made friends for a lifetime. It's a little sisterhood, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Interested in seeing how this affects our season, though Ron Rivera hasn't given us any reason not to trust him in handling this.