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Meet the 2016 Gold Rush Squad: Danielle and Vanecia

Posted Dec 15, 2016

Throughout the season we will introduce you to all 40 members of the 2016 Gold Rush Squad. Today meet Danielle a rookie member from Santa Clara, Calif. and Vanecia a second-year member from Stockton, Calif.



Each week, 49ers.com gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. This week, we meet rookie member Danielle from Santa Clara, Calif. and Vanecia, a second-year member from Stockton, Calif.


What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush?

DANIELLE

DANIELLE: I love being able to combine my love for the 49ers with my passion for dance. And nothing is better than cheering on the best team in the NFL with my amazing sisters by my side.

VANECIA: I love the sisterhood and comradery that develops throughout the year.


What does it mean to be a 49ers Faithful?

DANIELLE: Being a part of a welcoming family with a championship pedigree in the community. It unites all our fans sharing one true love of 49ers football and continuing a dynasty of excellence.


What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush?

VANECIA: You really need each other to succeed. These woman have always been by my side and have been there for me whenever I needed them, on and off the field.


What is your most embarrassing moment?

DANIELLE: While cheering in college, we often went out on to the basketball court with signs to cheer with the crowd. While we were cheering I noticed that the crowd was moving their arms around and I got so excited that they were dancing along with the cheer. They were actually trying to tell me that I was holding my sign upside down! Oops!


What is your biggest fear?

VANECIA: My biggest fear is the unknown. It terrifies me not being in control, and not knowing what is going to happen to me when it comes to career, relationships, and family.


How would you describe your style?

VANECIA

VANECIA: I can describe my style as hippie chic. I love the bohemian look, earth tone colors, harem style pants, knit tops, and henna style jewelry.


What's something our fans would be surprised to learn about you?

DANIELLE: I’m an avid snow skier, water skier, wake boarder, wake surfer and jet skier. I am also a certified scuba diver. You can say I love the water!

VANECIA: I love dinosaurs and I'm pretty knowledgeable about the prehistoric giants.


What is your dream job?

DANIELLE: I would love to work in corporate social responsibility and decide how big businesses can give back to the community, employees, environment, and the rest of the world!

VANECIA: My dream job is to be a firefighter.


GOLD RUSH FAVORITES
DANIELLE VANECIA
SONG T-Shirt by Thomas Rhett Beach in Hawaii by Ziggy Marley
PHONE APP FitBit All Trails
HOLIDAY Christmas Fourth of July
CHARITY Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation


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