Archived News | Return to News Center

November 14, 2003

ULM Cheerleaders to Progress to Nationals

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Cheerleaders have qualified at the top of their division for the 2004 Universal Cheerleaders Association's College Cheerleading National Championship which is broadcast on ESPN and ESPN 2. This event will be held in Orlando, Fla., January 16-19.

After submitting a video entry tape, the ULM cheerleaders placed first in the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Small Co-Ed Division I final competition. The ULM Cheerleaders have received an automatic bid into the finals. The bid is a paid bid for 16 members and one coach to travel to Florida for the competition. The Cheerleaders have been raising money for the squad to take this trip. The squad has a total of 24 members and two coaches. The cheerleaders are still raising the additional amount of money to attend this competition. We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors thus far; Dr. Kerry L. Anders' office, Kim's Kloset, Rustico, Unique Trophies, La Bella Vita, Perry Development of Monroe LLC, and EPCO.

A girls "4" stunt group has also qualified for the finals in the partner stunt division. Lori Chervenak, Ashley Springfield, Kelly Patterson, and Treva Bankston sent in an entry tape and placed 12th out of 40 groups. The top 20 groups were invited to attend the Partner Stunt Final Competition.

This will be ULM's first year ever to compete in UCA's National Competition. ULM Cheerleaders and are: Treva Bankston, Carley Carter, Lori Chervenak, Nick Gaspard, Tori Jenkins, Samantha Jones, Alex Kain, Crystal Kelley, Rebecca LeBlanc, Nathan LeCloux, Josh Lee, Hayley Leone, Crystal Lett, Tiffany Luse, R.B. Martin, Cassie Olin, Billie Sue Roe, Robin Samuels, Ashley Springfield, Katie Sylve, Chris Trull, Jamie Ventrella, and Holly Wood.

The Cheerleaders are coached by Jennifer Hyde, Coordinator of Spirit Groups, and Trey Griffin.

PLEASE NOTE: Some links and e-mail addresses in these archived news stories may no longer work, and some content may include events which are no longer relevent, or reference individuals and/or organizations no longer associated with ULM.