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January 20, 2005

ULM Cheerleaders Win Nationals Second Year in a Row

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Cheerleaders brought home their second national championship January 17. ULM's team won first place in the Small Co-Ed Division I category during national competition at the Universal Cheerleaders Association's College National Cheerleading Championship held in Orlando, Florida.

Coach of the ULM Cheerleaders, Jennifer Hyde, is proud of her team. "This year everyone worked very heard," said Hyde. "It is a lot tougher to win a second year in a row, but we had a lot of talent this year. It is not very often that teams win back to back, there are some that have done it, but it is difficult. We just had so much talent and everything was so sharp and clean during our routine," she said.

The ULM Cheerleaders are composed of one squad, including male and female members. The competition squad carries 16 members and 4 alternates. The cheerleaders are responsible for cheering at all football games and home basketball games. In addition to the university-related activities, the ULM Cheerleaders are committed to competing at one of the major national cheerleading competitions during each season.

Members of the national championship team and their hometowns are Lori Chervenak - Hillsboro, MO; Nick Gaspard - Plain Dealing, LA; Alex Kain- West Bend, WI; Nathan LeCloux - Pulaski, WI; Hayley Leone - Bossier City, LA; Tiffany Luse - West Monroe, LA; Kelly Patterson - Houston, TX; Billie Sue Roe - Appleton, WI; Ashley Springfield- Monroe, LA; Jamie Ventrella - Pride, LA; Andrea Ford- Houma, LA; Stephanie Milton-Baton Rouge, LA; Natalie Gregg- Sterlington, LA; Kristen Shows-West Monroe, LA; Keliegh Bounds-Monroe, LA; Kristen Gordey-Bossier City, LA; Tiffany Cocker-Monroe, LA; Audrey Melton-
Brandon, MS; Angela McCuray-Houston, TX and Matt Vainer-Kansas.

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

For more information contact Jennifer Hyde at 342-5293 or at

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