Christine Jenkins, whose family moved to Ellicott City from Woodlawn when she was in third grade, was a standout basketball player as a young girl, playing on several travel teams.
But she injured her knee during a game while in eighth grade, had surgery the following year and never played organized basketball again.
Instead, she focused on dancing.
And the world of student dance teams is forever thankful she did.
Jenkins was the only freshman to make the dance team at Mt. Hebron, a feat she repeated in the fall of 2009 at Howard University, in the nation's capital.
Now a senior at Howard, the 5-foot-6 Jenkins is the captain of the "Ooh La La" dance...