High Energy: The 2010 Cheer Team
Cheerleaders to be Introduced at Pep Rally, Aug. 30
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Always the agents of spirit, hope and encouragement, are cheerleaders. The 2010 edition of the Southwestern Assemblies of God University Cheer Team has been announced by veteran Cheer Coach, Beverly Robinson.
The nine-member squad will waste little time getting involved on campus. On Monday night, August 30, in the Sheaffer Full Life Center, they will be introduced to what is expected to be the largest enrolled class-ever at SAGU during a pep rally at 6:30pm. While all students are welcome, the high energy event is specifically for newcomers.
During the 45-minute New Student Orientation, the cheerleaders will fuel the crowd with cheers as well as providing an advance look at members of every Southwestern athletic team. There will be give-aways, a giant multi-media show, as well as the chance to learn the SAGU Fight Song.
And on the frontlines of all the hyped-up hoopla? The new Cheer Team, which consists of Bianca Alarcon (Elgin, Il), Brooke Caldwell (San Antonio, Tx), Alexandra Hicks (Novi, Mi), Elyzabeth Munoz (Granbury, Tx), Brooke Porter (Keller, Tx), Allie Rogers (Rocklin, Ca), Andrea Serros (San Antonio, Tx), Catherine Sullivan (Waxahachie, Tx) and Kaitlyn Weaver (Houston, Tx). Serros and Caldwell have both been named team captains.
"I am super excited about this years team," Coach Robinson said during the group's training camp this month. "We have four returning members from the 2010 squad, and there is an outstanding leadership core."
Caldwell has served as a Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders staff member, and spends her summers conducting various cheer camps across the USA. She will be paired with Serros, who is also returning for her second year on the team. Drea also served one year as a FCC staff member. Other returning cheerleaders are Sullivan and Weaver.
Ms. Robinson said she is very pleased with "...the level of experience that this year's team has," from high school cheerleading as well as those who have been on competitive cheer teams. This squad has already hosted a Junior Cheer Clinic earlier in August. Since then, Robinson and Assistant Coach Leslie Villarrial directed a week of intense training to prepare for this year's football and basketball seasons.
Coach Robinson pointed out "the ladies, as always, will be involved in a variety of activities in the community and on campus promoting school spirit."
Villarrial is a former member of the SAGU cheerleaders. "I'm very excited to be back at Southwestern to invest in a great group of young ladies that God has placed on the cheer team," she said last week. "I feel that this year's team will reach new heights and set a great example of leadership on the Southwestern campus."