Thursday, March 24, 2016
The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, Mississippi. They are also known as "Ole Miss" and have a cheer program that excels every year. Their mascot is the Rebels and their colors are red, white, and navy blue. Ole Miss has a Co-Ed team that consists of around 30 teammates. Half of the cheerleaders are on the blue squad and half of them are on the red squad. Which team you are on is determined by your skill level and capabilities. They are division 1A Coed, which means they are up against teams like UK, UCF, University of Alabama, and Ohio State. This past year, they placed fourth. They are bumping up their score sheet and getting higher and higher every year. Ole Miss is improving every year and show extreme potential.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Oklahoma State University is also known as OSU. Their colors are orange and black and their mascot is the Cowboys. The Cowboys consist of one team, which is CoEd. Each year they take approximately 24 cheerleaders. Like the University of Louisville, they compete NCA instead of UCA. Within UCA, they are in the Division 1A. They took home the championship 2013 through 2015. They also won in 2010, 1991, and 1988. Within the NCA category, they are truly amazing. Each year, everyone is looking to see how Oklahoma State University is doing and if they have what it takes to beat them. OSU also gained a very valuable cheerleader this year in the 2015-2016 season. Carly Manning, being one of the most loved girls in the cheer world, committed to Oklahoma State University and has brought many Cowboy fans. Carly Manning was a member of the CA Cheetahs All-Star cheer. She is mainly known for her amazing basket-toss that shows extreme skill and difficulty. She is the barbie doll of cheerleading and has brought much fame to the Oklahoma State University. That should not fool anyone though because the entire team is a team to look out for each year at NCA Nationals.
Friday, March 11, 2016
University of Central Florida is also known as UCF. They are one of the huge, main powerhouses of UCA College. Their colors are black and gold and they are the Knights. They have a Co-Ed team that placed second this year at nationals. They finished as runner-up to the University of Kentucky. This is a big deal because the fight for first is usually between the University of Alabama and the University of Kentucky. This team consists of 18 men and 16 women. One of the main advantages of being on the UCF cheerleading team is the scholarships that are offered. The scholarships range from $500 to $4,000 every year. These are given to 16-20 new cheerleaders and the returning ones. This team is very involved in games as well as their excellence on the competition floor. They attend every home game and close to all away games for their boys. Being "game ready" is vital to this cheer team because they value appearance and organization. If looking into colleges to strive for, UCF is one to look out for.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Louisiana State University is also known as LSU. They are home to the tigers and have one of the top cheerleading squads in the nation. This team, like the University of Kentucky, is strictly Co-Ed. This means that there is two teams, each consisting of both boys and girls. The "JV" team is called the purple team and the "Varsity" is the yellow team. LSU is known for being the best "game ready" cheerleaders. They perform like it is their last game, every game. At UCA's 2015 College Cheerleading Camp, the cheerleaders were awarded first overall in gameday material, the most collegiate award, and the leadership award. The LSU Tigers pump up every game by giving it their all and getting the crowd involved. They are always "wow"ing the crowed with their difficulty in stunts and overall peppy attitude.