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July 30, 2004

ULM Cheerleaders Win Big at Summer Camp

The University of Louisiana at Monroe National Championship Cheerleading Team, first place winners in the January 2004 Small Co-Ed Division I competition, won several awards recently at the National Cheerleading Camp at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

The ULM Cheerleaders received 1st place in the Sideline Division, 1st place in the Fight Song Division, and 2nd place in the Cheer Division. They also received the Game Plan Award. This award is given to the squads who have the best and most effective game day material and the most crowd involvement. ULM Cheerleaders are coached by Trey Griffin and Coordinator of Spirit Groups, Jennifer Hyde.

The 2004-2005 cheerleaders are Alex Kain, Wisc.; Andrea Ford, Houma, La.; Angela McCray, Grand Prairie, Texas; Ashley Springfield, Monroe, La.;Audrey Melton, Brandon, Miss.; Billie Sue Roe, Appleton, Wisc.; Brandon Dunigan, Denham Springs, La.; Britt Dunigan, Denham Springs, La.; Brittney Odom, Sibley, La.; Cassie Olin, Monroe, La.; Crystal Lett, West Monroe, La.; Hayley Leone, Shreveport, La.; Jamie Ventrella, Pride, La.; Jill Hoffman, Pineville, La.; Kelly Patterson, Houston, Texas; Kristen Gordey, Bossier City, La.; Kristen Shows, Monroe, La.; Kristin Sievers, Monroe, La.; Lori Chervenak, Hillsboro, Mo.; Matt Vainer, Great Bend, Kan.; Natalie Gregg, Sterlington, La.; Nathan LeCloux, Pulaski, Wisc.; Nick Gaspard, Shreveport, La.; Samantha Gandy, West Monroe, La.; Stephanie Milton, Baton Rouge, La.; Tiffany Coker, Monroe, La.; Tiffany Luse, West Monroe, La.; and Tori Jenkins, Sterlington, La.; Mascot, Chief Brave Spirit, is Phillip Thibidoux, Church Point, La.

Other colleges and universities attending the camp included Northwestern State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of New Orleans, University of Texas (Austin), University of Texas­ Arlington, University of Texas Pan Am, University of North Texas, Sam Houston State University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, and University of Missouri-Kansas City.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hyde, in the Office of Spirit Groups at 342-5293.

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