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HISTORY - UNI Cheer Squad

 

Although it is unknown when the UNI Cheerleaders first formed a squad, please find below a list of significant events in team history.

2010-2011

Spirit Squad Advisor - Jessica Fuller

Cheer Council: Kinsey Belz, Samantha Vest, Janey Dechow
  • National Qualification: 15th Place (All-Girl)
  • The cheer squad qualified for the UCA College National Championship for the first time since 2001)
  • 2nd Place, Fight Song at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)
  • 4th Place, Sideline at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)
  • 5th Place Cheer at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)
  • Game Plan Award at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)

 

2009-2010

Spirit Squad Advisor - Jessica Fuller

Cheer Council:Janey Dechow, Kinsey Belz, Teresa Davis, Olivia Beames
  • With a great deal of fundraising, the cheer squad ordered new uniforms
  • Reintroduction to an All-Girl squad

 

2008-2009

Spirit Squad Advisor - Leon Costello

Cheer Council: Olivia Beames, Alex Edelman, Julie Kleinwort, Kelly Ryan and Owen Siebring
  • 1st Place, Tradional Fight Song at UCA College Camp (Co-ed)
  • 1st Place, Cheer at UCA College Camp (Co-ed)
  • 2nd Place, Sideline at UCA College Camp (Co-ed)
  • 3rd Place, Traditional Fight Song at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)
  • 5th Place, Cheer at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)
  • Spirit Award at UCA College Camp (All-Girl)

 

2007-2008

Spirit Squad Advisor - Nate Clayberg

Cheer Council: Jill McDermott - Squad Leader, Julie Kleinwort, Mikka McRoberts, Elizabeth Schuetz and Owen Siebring
  • Most Collegiate Award at UCA College Camp (Co-ed)
  • 2nd place in cheer competition at UCA College Camp (Co-ed)
  • 3rd place in sideline competition at UCA College Camp (Co-ed)
  • 5th place in sideline competition at UCA College Camp (All-female)
  • Cheerleading mats donated by the University of Northern Iowa administration, and the UNI Alumni Association.
  • Student Leadership "Cheer Council" introduced

 

2006-2007

Cheerleading Coach - Cara Haskins

Spirit Squad Advisor - Nate Clayberg

  • 3rd place in cheer competition at UCA College Camp
  • 3rd place in sideline competition at UCA College Camp
  • 5th place in fight song competition at UCA College Camp
  • Introduction of All-female squad
  • The Panther Spirit Squad fundraising program introduced

 

2005-2006

Cheerleading Coach - Cara Haskins

Spirit Squad Advisor - Nate Clayberg

 

2004-2005

Spirit Squad Advisor - Shandon Dohmen

  • Introduction of the new UNI Spirit Squad Web site

  • With a great deal of fundraising, the cheer squad orders new uniforms and warm-ups for the upcoming season

 

2003-2004

Spirit Squad Advisor - Shandon Dohmen

  • 1st place in fight song at UCA College Camp

  • 1st place in sideline competition at UCA College Camp

  • Team welcomes new Spirit Squad Advisor Shandon Dohmen

2002-2003

  • 3rd place in the sideline competition at UCA College Camp
  • First ever winner of the UCA College Camp Game Day Award
  • New uniforms are introduced at the first UNI home football game

2001-2002

Cheerleading Coach-Robyn Clark

  • Honored with the Leadership Award at UCA College Camp
  • 2nd place in fight song at UCA College Camp
  • 2nd place in sideline competition at UCA College Camp

2000-2001

Spirit Squad Coordinator/Cheerleading Coach-Jim Wegener

  • Squad makes first ever appearance at UCA College National Championship and places a respectable 13th
  • After being absent for five years, the UNI Spirit Squad reintroduces its annual poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

updated 04/13/11

 


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