Long a vital part of LMU Athletics dating back to the football years, this is the sixth year that cheer has been considered a varsity sport at LMU.
Serving as a "Spirit Squad" for men's basketball when the university was known as Loyola, the current cheer team has grown to a service-oriented organization that not only appears at and supports all 21 LMU athletic teams and events, but performs community service. Cheer is a Division I small co-ed competitive team and is considered a varsity sport at LMU.
Auditions for the LMU Cheer Team take place once a year. The audition date for 2011 is Saturday, April 30 at 8 a.m. Click here to download the application form. Please contact Karina Handeland at email@example.com or call 310-258-8608 for more information.
The cheer team has continued to impress with its overall in-game routines with advanced tumbling, stunt and dance performances. In addition to providing support to the teams during the games, the team will once again perform halftime and timeout routines. This year's team includes:
Katy Bekken Michael Chiaverini Kristen Cirillo Ashley Cordes Heather Dahlgren Ally Doles Liz Dunham Lauren Elliot Natasha Grabowski Kelsey Gray Lisa Green Emily Hand Elizabeth Haralambos Penelope Horan Georgia Moriyama Nicole Stadell Greer Van Muellner Chloe Yester Kirsten Yetzke For more information about the members of the cheer squad, click here.
LMU continued its strong showing on the national stage with a fourth-place finish at the USA Nationals in 2010.