University of Michigan - Michiganensian Yearbook (Ann Arbor, MI)

 - Class of 1995

Page 212 of 426

 

University of Michigan - Michiganensian Yearbook (Ann Arbor, MI) online yearbook collection, 1995 Edition, Page 212
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While they may not have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated or received endless reviews by the national sports media, the University of Michigan cheerleaders were as important a part of M ichigan athletics as any other sports team. The same degree of excellence and commitment was demanded from cheerleaders as from the football and basketball players they supported. The team ' s purpose was to add an extra team member on the field or court: the fan. Selection to the squad was as serious as that of other teams. The 16 men and women on the squad were selected from a field of 100 students through a series of tryouts. Those who made the cut showed up on campus in August to prepare for the upcoming year. The varsity team cheered not only for the football team, but also the men ' s basketball team. However, the commitment did not stop there. The team had other goals: regional and national competitions and performances. The 1994-1995cheerleadingteamwas one of the strongest teams in the nation, as well as the best cheerleading squad to represent the University in a very long time. Early season practices and weightlifting conditioned the squad for their difficult routines. Yet, through all the hard work, the team managed to keep their pep by mixing up workouts with fun. " Every practice or game was a 206 Inside Sports

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