Thank you for your interest in our cheerleading program at Tennessee State University. Tennessee State University is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country, and we condsider our cheerleaders to be elite representatives and ambassadors of the University and the student body. The expectations for our cheerleading program are consistent with the goals of our student athletes, to grow and mature emotionall, physically, and academically in a way that will have a positive and motivating impact on the future of each individual professionally and socially.
The primary role of our cheerleaders is, first and foremost, to provide spirit and enthusiasm in support of Tennessee State University and its athletic teams. Equally important is our role to represent Tennessee State University, its student body, alumni, faculty, and staff through community service. Ultimately, we are actively serching for diverse and outstanding young student athletes with equally high standards and goals to serve as Tennessee State University cheerleaders.
Each candidate must have a 2.3 GPA for High School or College. Freshmen are welcome to tryout for either squad.
Please take time to complete the required documentation and return it to my office along with a color photograph and a videotape showing the following:
2008 ALL-GIRL REQUIREMENTS 2008 CO-ED REQUIREMENTS
Standing tuck Standing tuck
Round off back handspring tuck Round off back handspring tuck
Optional tumbling pass Optional tumbling pass
Ground up extension Toss extension
Ground up liberty Toss liberty
Optional stunt Cheer (taught at clinic) Optional stunt
Cheer (taught at clinic) Cheer (taught at clinic)
Dance (taught at clinic) Dance (taught at clinic) *females only
Formal interview (business attire required) Formal interview (business attire required)
Please return this no later than March 31, 2008. This will ensure that you receive your invite for try-outs as well as any other spring recruiting activities and/or requirements. All three forms, photo and video tape must be submitted together.
Thank you, again, for your interest in our cheerleading program. Should you have any further questions you may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-963-5069.
Dwight N. Pope