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Cheerleaders Set Fall Tryout for Thursday

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: August 31, 2012
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Ball State's 2012-13 cheerleading squads will hold a Fall Tryout Thursday, Sept. 6, in Worthen Arena.  The tryouts are for the coed and all-girl squads.

All interested persons are to report to Worthen Arena no later than 7 p.m. and must return the attached documens -- selection agreement and medical release form -- no later than 5 p.m. Thursday to Molly Myers in HP 260.  Tryouts will conclude no later than 10 p.m.

The Ball State University Cheerleaders are an important facet for Ball State University as well as athletic events. There are two cheerleading squads -- a coed squad and an all-girl squad. The coed squad cheers for football, men's basketball and women's volleyball games, while the all-girl squad cheers for football, women's basketball and women's volleyball games. Both squads are not limited to just these athletic events.

The individuals chosen to represent Ball State may be asked to represent the university at community service functions as well as national competitions. We are looking for the following qualities, characteristics and skills in individuals interested in becoming a member of the Ball State Cheerleading Squad. You must be a full time student of Ball State University with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or a high school equivalent of 2.0 if in your freshman year at Ball State.   Freshmen and transfer students are eligible to tryout.

The Ball State Cheerleaders are a group of young men and women that cheer and perform at athletic events. They are to have a crowd pleasing appearance and be able to interact with fans and students at all athletic events. Each person trying out for the team must be able to execute the minimum skills required.

A Ball State Cheerleader is an enthusiastic, outgoing and well-rounded individual. One must be able to be a part of a team that projects a positive attitude and be supportive, not only for his/her team members, but of the coach, the cheerleading program and Ball State University.

A member of the BSU Cheerleading squad must be physically fit and well groomed. Physical fitness will be monitored and recorded periodically throughout the season. The overall appearance should be neat and clean with an image of self assurance.

Each candidate will be asked to do several skills throughout the tryout process. We will be judging each individual on the execution of each skill as well as future potential.

We are looking for squad members that have the ability to contribute to the overall talent of the squad. The exact number chosen will depend upon the quality and number of candidates at tryouts. The coach's and advisor's decision will be final. You will be taught a sideline to perform in front of the judges. You will be asked to perform several tumbling and stunting skills as well. The judges may ask each individual female candidate to demonstrate jumps.

For further information on the Fall Tryout, e-mail head coach Wendy Richards at or director of marketing and promotions, Molly Myers at


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